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B to C transition for Americans

Hi there,

I've been here in Zurich (almost) 5 years and would like to switch to a C permit. What are the language requirements if any?

Thanks for the help!
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Re: B to C transition for Americans

http://www.ma.zh.ch/internet/sicherh...+1.06.2015.pdf

The info you need can be found in this link.
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Re: B to C transition for Americans

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http://www.ma.zh.ch/internet/sicherh...+1.06.2015.pdf

The info you need can be found in this link.
My wife is non-EU and currently has a B-permit, since 2008, but I have a C-permit.
My understanding is that based on paragraph 3.2 of the document, she can get a C-permit with no A2 certificate. Is that correct?
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Re: B to C transition for Americans

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http://www.ma.zh.ch/internet/sicherh...+1.06.2015.pdf

The info you need can be found in this link.

Hi Meloncollie,

I had found that document previously, but the difference between the list in the "Anhang" was escaping me. Now I see it.

Specifically, I'm US so according to 4.1.2.1 paragraph two, I'm eligible once I've met the requirements in 4.2., one of which is German level A2.

Is this your interpretation, too?
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Re: B to C transition for Americans

Hi there. You could search the forum a bit but as an American here for 5 years it is absolutely required in Canton Zurich that you have passed the A2 exam for the C permit.

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Hi there. You could search the forum a bit but as an American here for 5 years it is absolutely required in Canton Zurich that you have passed the A2 exam for the C permit.

Thanks,
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Thanks Ed, that's what I thought, but the woman at the Gemeinde today said, oh, you're not from the EU so it either takes 10 years or you have to go through the more stringent process that includes the B1 requirement. I think she was incorrect.
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Re: B to C transition for Americans

Hello sparkles CH,

I recommend you apply without the certificate and they will send you a letter asking for requirements. Depending I have heard they select sometimes A2 or B1 but A2 seems to be the standard for Americans. Then if you go thru all the trouble to take and pass one of the exams you have in writing what is requested beforehand and it cannot be changed last moment. That is what I did.

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