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Old 20.08.2021, 13:40
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EU Family reunification in CH

Dear all,

I am an EU citizen, have recently moved to Switzerland with my family and thinking to bring my elderly parents (non-EU) to live with us. I believe under EU family reunification law there might be some chance of success, although there are difficulties and lots of requirements.

Our situation is as follows:
1. Me and my husband both have EU citizenship
2. We have type B perming in CH.
3. My parents are in their 70s and retired.
4. They are financially dependent on us (and also my brother who is EU citizen and currently lives in Germany) for many years
5. I know that we are supposed to live together in the same house/flat.
6. I know that we need to prove financially that we can take care of them (health insurance, other expenses, etc.)
7. We live in canton Zurich

I would like to ask for your advice/experience (first or second-hand).

- what are the chances this to be successful (considering all the points above), any positive experiences?
- Besides place to live and everyday expences,..what kind of health insurance will be needed for them? is it very expensive? or it will get higher in time?
- How much hiring a lawyer can help?
- Shall I talk to Gemeinde first? or Zurich immigration office?
- Any other ideas/suggestions/questions are very welcomed!

Thank you very much for your time.
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