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Seeking work in another canton on a spousal L permit

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My spouse and I (we're both solely American citizens) relocated to Switzerland recently, specifically, Zurich canton. It was on his job (also Zurich canton), so while he got the L work permit, I got the L permit which only let's me reside, not work.

I understand that for me to work the employer would have to convert my permit through cantonal immigration authorities.

Since I have more work options in Basel, I was wondering if my finding work in another canton would mean I would have to change residency to that canton? My husband and I have done long distance for a while and would rather not live separately again, and his work residentially ties him down to Zurich canton, I believe.
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Re: Seeking work in another canton on a spousal L permit

No, afaik you will not have to change residency. You will need to find an employer who is ready to get a work permit for you.

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Since I have more work options in Basel, I was wondering if my finding work in another canton would mean I would have to change residency to that canton? My husband and I have done long distance for a while and would rather not live separately again, and his work residentially ties him down to Zurich canton, I believe.
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Re: Seeking work in another canton on a spousal L permit

I agree with simple_person
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Re: Seeking work in another canton on a spousal L permit

It depends on the type of permit you would get. Most likely, you would need to reside in the canton where you work.

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Re: Seeking work in another canton on a spousal L permit

Should you manage to find an employer you may need to seek permission from both Zurich and Basel cantons to allow you to continue living in Zurich canton. I would check with both to get a general idea of whether it would be possible or not.
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