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Hi,

I read this morning that Switzerland doesn't recognise couples for residence permits.

My partner and I are not married, I have been offered a job and we have been together 6-7 years and we have a 3 yr old little girl.

Will this be a problem for residence permits and insurance policy for healthcare etc?

I will be supporting her and out daughter when we first arrive with the longer term goal of staying in Switzerland longer term and her finding work once our daughter is in school.

My daughter has the same surname as me, but partners would be different.
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What country are you citizens of?

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Re: Not Married / Insurance / Residence Permits

I will leave it to others on the residence permits, but health insurance is not an issue. Most of the time each person has his/her own policy, including children. Once in a while you might get family coverage through an employer, in which case the married vs not would come into play.

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My partner and I are not married, I have been offered a job and we have been together 6-7 years and we have a 3 yr old little girl.

Will this be a problem for residence permits and insurance policy for healthcare etc?

I will be supporting her and out daughter when we first arrive with the longer term goal of staying in Switzerland longer term and her finding work once our daughter is in school.
When we arrived in Oct 2011, my (now) wife and I were unmarried. We had a 3 year old and she had an 8 year old from her previous marriage. She is Polish. We'd been together 4 years.

About 2 months after the residence permit application, I received a letter and was asked to sign an attestation confirming that I would be financially responsible for my partner and 8 year old.

That was the only process difference I experienced to my married colleagues.
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Any one else have this experience? *BUMP*

I have received my permit, my partner has received some letters written in German asking for additional information.....
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For the benefit of others, I will update what happened.

I had to sign a Verpflichtung.

My partner sent it with an informal letter explaining that she is here to support me and look after our daughter. We also included the following things as proof of my ability to look after them both.

We included:
Daughters Birth Certificate. (Proof of a child.)
Certificate of Entry. (Comes with UK birth certificate has both parents names.)
First months bank statement from Switzerland. (Proof of income.)
Auszug aus dem Betreibungsregister (Debt Certificate / Proof of no debts.)
Rental Contract for current apartment. (Proof of a place to live.)

We received both b-permits for my partner and daughter within 10 days.
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Re: Not Married / Insurance / Residence Permits

Hey,

I am not (yet) married to my partner, with whom we had a child. Under Swiss law, the mother is the sole legal responsible of the child in unmarried couples. Our child was born in Switzerland, so I did a certificate of recognition as a father and we also have a signed a contract that we share childcare.

You may want to look into doing that with your child (however, you can do it here, you do not need to do that from abroad)...

finally, you can take the easy way out and marry her
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