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Old 16.08.2019, 14:00
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Re: Exchange CDL to B Permit

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Thanks a lot for your response.

Yes indeed in my case I'd have to go through the approval process, I went to Service de la population in Lausanne THIS MORNING and the told me that my future employer would have to request the authorization... The only difference here in my case is that I won't need a visa obviously because I'm already living here...

I understand the purpose of this rule for people that work for organizations like UN, most of them are diplomats and in fact they are really working for govt bodies with a "public" duty, but that's not my case, I'm just an IT guy working for a non-governmental organization and i have a broad market out there in the 'privite sector'...
That's right, the employer requests the permit for the non-EU employee. As long as you're living here with the valid CDL, you can search for jobs and don't need a visa if you land one.

I recommend not to quit your current job before the next one is lined up. Without the CDL you would have no residence permit, so you'd need to leave Switzerland and then go through the visa process in order to come back for a "regular" job.
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