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Old 16.07.2013, 15:43
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Re: C permit - my situation. is it worth it

No, you wouldn't keep it even as a non-EU.

Basically if you were non-EU employers have to go through a lot of paperwork with the Swiss authorities to prove that they can't find someone already here with a valid work permit who could do the job.

So a non-EU:
has C permit and loses it because they've left the country and don't meet the criteria to keep it
they come back within 2 years
they find a job and get a B/L permit on their return
employer is happy because they don't have to do lots of paperwork to prove that the non-EU person is better than anyone else living in Switzerland.

But as you are an EU citizen, employers don't have to do this anyway. You can simply move back here anytime, find a job and would get a B/L.

Effectively a non-EU returning within 2 years is treated the same as an EU national as far as jobs and permits go. Longer than 2 years and it's back to the same employer hassle as before.

But if neither of you meet the criteria for putting the C permit on hold then you will both lose it.
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