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Permit C verses B for EPFL hiring

Hi, I just applied for a job at EPFL and found that I will not be considered because the hiring process is longer for a Swiss resident B permit holder than a C permit holder. Apparently it will take 3 months to hire me even though I am living in Switzerland and have a valid B-permit. The permit expires in two years, but the job is only 4 months long!!! Does anyone know the process and can explain to me why it would take so long, being that they do not have to sponsor me? Thanks very much!
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Re: Permit C verses B for EPFL hiring

Does your B-Permit have the clause "avec activite"? If not, then it only gives you residency, not permission to work and you would still need your potential employer to sponsor you for a work permit. The work-permit process takes about 3 months and generally isn't worth pursuing for a 4-month hire.
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Re: Permit C verses B for EPFL hiring

Hi Tox_Rat, yes my B-permit does have that clause. This is why I was confused about the 3 month hiring process, unless EPFL has different requirements/processes than private industry. Cheers.
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Re: Permit C verses B for EPFL hiring

You are a non EU/EFTA national? Than they must first prove that no Swiss, no C permit holder, and also no EU/EFTA national was found which can do the job.
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Re: Permit C verses B for EPFL hiring

Hi aSwissInTheUS! No, I am not a EU/EFTA national, but married to one (French) with Autorisation de sejour (B) membre de la famille d'us citoyen UE/AELE...permit avec activite. So, I thought I was on the same footing as an EU national...perhaps not? Also, do you know if there is a formal (verses personal of the hiring manager) preference to Swiss, permit C then permit B EU/EFTA, or are theses three on the same level? Thanks!
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Old 18.05.2018, 09:45
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Hi aSwissInTheUS! No, I am not a EU/EFTA national, but married to one (French) with Autorisation de sejour (B) membre de la famille d'us citoyen UE/AELE...permit avec activite. So, I thought I was on the same footing as an EU national...perhaps not? Also, do you know if there is a formal (verses personal of the hiring manager) preference to Swiss, permit C then permit B EU/EFTA, or are theses three on the same level? Thanks!
Did you make clear that this is the situation? Else they may have thought you are non EU and would have issues getting approval
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Re: Permit C verses B for EPFL hiring

Hi, yes I did, even send a copy of my permit with the explanation. Admin insists it will take 3 months to offer me the job even with my EU B-permit.
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yes my B-permit does have that clause ["avec activite"].
Hmm, according Art. 21 Foreign Nationals Act https://www.admin.ch/opc/de/classifi...index.html#a21
You should count as "Domestic employee".

So that might be something EPFL internal, or they were not fully aware that you are not subject to restrictions.
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Hmm, according Art. 21 Foreign Nationals Act https://www.admin.ch/opc/de/classifi...index.html#a21
You should count as "Domestic employee".

So that might be something EPFL internal, or they were not fully aware that you are not subject to restrictions.
I had the same problem with ETH although having B permit as a family should not be subject to restrictions.
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Re: Permit C verses B for EPFL hiring

Thanks for the info, will definitely look into it.
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