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Overstay B permit Switzerland

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After several years of living in Neuchâtel with a student B permit, I want to leave Switzerland, as my residence permit will expire at the end of September ( in less than a week!). I have heard that an overstay of two weeks is legal for these conditions, and actually my friends in Canton of Vaud told me that they already used this possiblity. Can anyone confirm whether this applies to Canton of Neuchâtel too?

If it does not apply, what can I do to be able to stay one month more? I know that I should ask for a tourist visa but I have heard that for that I need two weeks.

I have studied in EPFL branch in Neuchâtel. I wonder if this information may change anything ...

Thanks very much in advance for your help!
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Hi,

After several years of living in Neuchâtel with a student B permit, I want to leave Switzerland, as my residence permit will expire at the end of September ( in less than a week!). I have heard that an overstay of two weeks is legal for these conditions, and actually my friends in Canton of Vaud told me that they already used this possiblity. Can anyone confirm whether this applies to Canton of Neuchâtel too?

If it does not apply, what can I do to be able to stay one month more? I know that I should ask for a tourist visa but I have heard that for that I need two weeks.

I have studied in EPFL branch in Neuchâtel. I wonder if this information may change anything ...

Thanks very much in advance for your help!
I want you to stop and think for a minute. Why on earth would they put a particular expiration date on your residence permit if they really only wanted you to leave within two weeks after that date? Why not just put the two-weeks-later date in the first place?

No, it is not legal.

You will probably get away with it, in the sense that it will probably take them longer than two weeks to notice you haven't left, process that fact and send someone to your door to ask why.

But no, it is not legal to overstay your residence permit.


If you want to stay longer in Switzerland than your current permit allows, you need to apply to the immigration office of the canton where you currently live.

Source: https://www.bfm.admin.ch/bfm/en/home...sidence permit
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Hi,

you can apply for post-graduation permit for maximum 6 months after your graduation. this way, you do not have to overstay your current permit and will not have a negative record if at some point in future decide to start a career in Switzerland and EU.

http://sae.epfl.ch/stay-Switzerland-third-country

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Bruce

I would like to add that once you decide to leave, you would need to go to your city townhall and de-register. There and then, they will ask you when you plan to leave and make a note in their records and issue you a de-registration certificate (that you would need to cancel phone/etc contracts and claim back your pension contribution) . My understanding from similar cases has been that they get along with 1-2 weeks delay when you de-register with them and provide them a definite day for your departure. but right now, you have an additional 6 month after your graduation (but you need to apply for it, it does not start automatically).

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Thanks very much. As I understood I should go to the immigration office asap and ask them for information and also a type of visa that fits my case.
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