Re: Steps for Non-EU to get spouse visa (spouse EU, B visa)
There is no spouse visa.
There is however a bride visa. Not applicable as you're already married.
You could apply for a entry permit
This is what you would need:
3 completed forms "Schengen VISA" with the future adress of residence
3 copies of your passport
3 copies of your residence permit, if you live in another country then country of origin
3 copies of the passport of your spouse
3 copies of the marriage certificate
This has to be submitted to the Swiss Embassy of country of residence
It will take 1-3 month until it is ready.
This will aloud you to take residence in Switzerland during the next 3 months. You have to register your residence within the first week after arrival.
You don't have to register your marriage in Switzerland, you register your marriage at your and your spouse country of origin, they will then issue the marriage certificate, this one you will show the Swiss Authorities as proof of your relationship.
This said, forget all that. You as US citizen, you don't really need to apply for an entry permit. A simple tourist visa will give you 90 days stay.
With your spouse go to the swiss census office and register.
What you need is your:
- police record
- marriage certificate
- birth certificate
- valid health insurance (mandatory)
Very simple, straight forward process.
Hope this helps