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Old 28.10.2011, 20:36
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Re: Alternatives to Swiss B permit not arriving in time?

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Hi all,

I plan to start work 1 December in Zurich and have read that it can take from 4-8 weeks to get the B permit - obviously, in my work contract it says i can't start work until I am 'in receipt' of the B work and residence permit.

So I need to know if there is some way I CAN start work whilst the papers are being processed - as long as the papers have been submitted therefore, I can theoretically 'work' and get paid?

I read this could be the case, but wondering if anyone has any firm guidance - obviously being out of work for one month (or two) is going to cost us a fortune out in CH.

We will write to HR on Monday to see where I stand, but if anyone has any advice, I'd be most grateful!
You should in theory receive your permit when you register in your Gemeinde (immediately after you arrive). If the permit is not delivered, you will receive a piece of paper which will serve as your permit until you receive the actual permit by post.
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