I apologise in advance if this is a double up. I've been reading through the forums and it got a little overwhelming. So I thought I'd see if I got any clear answer from my post.
I'm Australian, I meet and fell in love with a wonderful Swiss man. We've been doing long distance for almost to 2 years (back and forth between our countries using tourist visas) and got engaged at the end of last year.
I'd like for us to live together before our marriage, preferably in Switzerland. I want to complete 9-12 months of German Language study in Switzerland (around Zurich where my fiancÚ lives) I believe it would assist me to integrate (at least help me to converse more with the in-laws at the dinner table
) and help in future with employment opportunities etc.
I'm aware of the requirements of the Longterm National D Visa (documents, financials, confirmation of enrolment, applying in Australia, then the local canton residence permit procedure) I've been able to clarify (hopefully correctly) that process on the forums and other websites.
But what I'd like to know if studying through a German language school qualifies me for a Long-Term D Visa?
Has anyone else had a student visa granted for studying German?
If so, is there a minimum amount of hours required? Or a school you could recommend that is good but still cost affective?
Again I'm sorry if I sound confused, it's cause I am.
Thanks in advance for any assistance