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Swiss spouse B permit renewal

Hi everyone.

I maybe a bit ahead of time, but my current B permit as a swiss spouse will expire early next year and I will have to renew it, as it requires renewal every year until the 5th year.

Can anyone here with the experience advise what documents should I prepare? I will be traveling to my home country soon (non EU), so I would like to be prepared if I need to bring back any documents from motherland

Oh. also one more question. I started working in VD this year (while my permit was granted in GE). Should I explain that to OCP when I renew the permit?

Thanks for any help.
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Re: Swiss spouse B permit renewal

Where you work doesn't matter as far as your permit is concerned. You're taxed where you live so that's what's important - and that's still Geneva. They may want to know for their records, but that's all.

As for what documentation you need have a look on this PDF on page 2

http://www.ge.ch/etrangers-confedere...ation-visa.pdf
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Re: Swiss spouse B permit renewal

Hi. Thanks for the reply. I appreciate that.

I think the link you have attached is for the prolongation of "Visa". Sorry if my original posting wasn't clear but I'm looking for the info on the permit. As far as I know, visa and permit have different natures and legal power here. (visa is to enter the country and the permit is to stay in Switzerland.)
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Hi. Thanks for the reply. I appreciate that.

I think the link you have attached is for the prolongation of "Visa". Sorry if my original posting wasn't clear but I'm looking for the info on the permit. As far as I know, visa and permit have different natures and legal power here. (visa is to enter the country and the permit is to stay in Switzerland.)
The words tend to be interchangeable, but looking further I think this is the one you need.

http://www.ge.ch/etrangers-confedere...ire-non-ue.pdf

or possibly this one

http://www.ge.ch/etrangers-confedere...mulaire-ue.pdf

Not sure which version - if they're different - would be used for someone married to a Swiss national.
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Re: Swiss spouse B permit renewal

This isn't for your canton but I think the procedure is at least a little similar.

For my annual spousal B permits, I didn't need any additional documentation from home. I received the renewal paperwork a few months before the permit was due to expire and had to sign again that we're still married, no plans to divorce, etc. I was not working, and my OH continued working for the same company the whole time. So he didn't need to provide a new payslip or contract.

If you're now working as well, then you'll add that info to the section of the form that talks about working (at least my form had a section for employment).

I received a letter telling me when my new permit was ready and had to go to the office to exchange the old one and pay the fee for the new. I think some cantons just mail the new permit with a bill though. Hope this helps reassure you it shouldn't be too much of a process!
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Hi. thanks for the quick response! I think the first link (form M) is what I was looking for, as I am non-EU (hors UE/AELE). I will take a look into the info listed in this doc. Thanks again!

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This isn't for your canton but I think the procedure is at least a little similar.

For my annual spousal B permits, I didn't need any additional documentation from home. I received the renewal paperwork a few months before the permit was due to expire and had to sign again that we're still married, no plans to divorce, etc. I was not working, and my OH continued working for the same company the whole time. So he didn't need to provide a new payslip or contract.

If you're now working as well, then you'll add that info to the section of the form that talks about working (at least my form had a section for employment).

I received a letter telling me when my new permit was ready and had to go to the office to exchange the old one and pay the fee for the new. I think some cantons just mail the new permit with a bill though. Hope this helps reassure you it shouldn't be too much of a process!

Thanks for sharing your personal experience. That definitely helps.

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