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Re: Size of the apartment - family reunion permit refused

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That document is slightly funny, you know? You have to have an "appropriately sized flat". Nobody, but *nobody*, has ever clearly defined what this means. Cantons just make their own rules up. The executive claims the judicial branch has it under control and knows perfectly what the term means. The legislators replace one vague term by another. It just makes you despair of governance in this country.

But one thing is clear: to appeal this decision you have to know what canton you are in and what their own current practise is. Solothurn, Schaffhausen, and BL seem to want an extra bedroom even for children under 12. Two cantons operate based on a metric involving surface area.

EDIT: Wait, the poor chap is in Schwyz. They are the guys who apparently use a complicated formula based on surface area, so for 3 people at least 60m^2. I'd check that this is satisfied, for starters, or try to argue the kid is so small and the number for 2 people (50m^2) is still met.


I'd also ring these clowns and point out that the kid is only two, because most people working at a Migrationsamt are (to put it mildly) barely able to read on the best of days, and they may have overlooked that fact.
Yep and you will find out that many Swiss documents are funny and not only slightly. It's what we call an ambiguous clause here and they luv them.
But to cut things short: If you have a 3 room appartement for daddy, mummy and 1-2 kids you should be alright. As you mentioned, they don't like reading so don't talk about m2 but rooms
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