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Old 18.04.2020, 13:33
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Had hoped that I would classify under "work-related reasons":

source: https://www.ejpd.admin.ch/ejpd/en/ho...020-03-25.html

Nope sorry, that does not apply to someone looking for a job (and anyway they are not issuing work permits at the moment) it applies to people who need to travel to Switzerland for their essential current employment. For example, a Doctor living in France but working at a Swiss hospital
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Old 18.04.2020, 17:45
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Had hoped that I would classify under "work-related reasons":

source: https://www.ejpd.admin.ch/ejpd/en/ho...020-03-25.html
Surely you could (should) do a Skype interview? Any decent employer would understand.

If you really need to get across it's pretty easily done tbh. I'm watching people border cross on foot near St. Chrischona (East of Basel) as we speak... They can't guard every rural footpath. I'll leave that moral dilemma with you lol!
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Old 18.04.2020, 18:31
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Surely you could (should) do a Skype interview? Any decent employer would understand.

If you really need to get across it's pretty easily done tbh. I'm watching people border cross on foot near St. Chrischona (East of Basel) as we speak... They can't guard every rural footpath. I'll leave that moral dilemma with you lol!
what about employment contract? Is it possible to somehow construct and sign it remotely?The job itself is software development and can be done remotely, but I'm not sure what kind of bureaucracy this brings. I hope it's not necessary to wait at least till 15.6, that is when work permits will be issued again.
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Old 18.04.2020, 18:36
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what about employment contract? Is it possible to somehow construct and sign it remotely?The job itself is software development and can be done remotely, but I'm not sure what kind of bureaucracy this brings. I hope it's not necessary to wait at least till 15.6, that is when work permits will be issued again.
Contract? Easy, get it sent over by mail, print it, sign, mail it back. That is the easy part.

And if they want you, they´ll find a way to get you working either remotely or wait until mid June.
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what about employment contract? Is it possible to somehow construct and sign it remotely?The job itself is software development and can be done remotely, but I'm not sure what kind of bureaucracy this brings. I hope it's not necessary to wait at least till 15.6, that is when work permits will be issued again.

I am a little confused. You said that you needed to come to Switzerland for a job interview so I assumed you hadn't yet been offered the job. Now you say you have a contract so you have been offered the job? Not sure why would you construct the contract yourself
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Old 18.04.2020, 18:54
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what about employment contract? Is it possible to somehow construct and sign it remotely?The job itself is software development and can be done remotely, but I'm not sure what kind of bureaucracy this brings. I hope it's not necessary to wait at least till 15.6, that is when work permits will be issued again.
A contract is a legal agreement, whereby the employer is actually hiring you for the job. Most for non-EUs have a clause that the offer is subject to approval of the work permit.

I can't see any worthwhile employer offering you a contract without so much as an interview by Skype.

Since permits aren't going to be issued again until June, you still wouldn't be able to move here until that time, with contract or not. Push them for a Skype interview.
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Old 18.04.2020, 19:25
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Re: Border closure - Covid 19

Leave it in the hands of the potential employer. If they want you here they, perhaps can twist arms for exceptions.

When I arrived I worked for almost three months before getting my permit. Yes, a long time ago, but ...
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Old 18.04.2020, 20:05
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what about employment contract? Is it possible to somehow construct and sign it remotely?The job itself is software development and can be done remotely, but I'm not sure what kind of bureaucracy this brings. I hope it's not necessary to wait at least till 15.6, that is when work permits will be issued again.
Forget it, it's not going to happen - either the face to face interview or getting in without a permit.

"What does the policy of refusal of entry actually mean?
Any foreign nationals who wish to enter Switzerland country and do not hold a valid residence or work permit will be refused entry.

Persons seeking employment or who have been invited for a job interview in Switzerland;
Persons who wish to submit an application for a residence permit."

"What exceptions apply to this border closure?
The border control authority will not allow you to enter Switzerland unless you meet at least one of the following requirements:

You are a Swiss citizen.
You hold a travel document and a residence permit, i.e. a Swiss residence permit (L / B / C / Ci permits), a cross-border permit (G permit; only for work-related purposes), an FDFA legitimation card, a D visa issued by Switzerland or a C visa issued by Switzerland for the purpose of attending professional consultations as a health sector specialist or for making an official visit of vital importance or an assurance of resident permit (an employment contract is not sufficient to cross the Swiss border). Persons with an assurance of a residence permit may enter Switzerland at the earliest three days before the date on which assurance becomes valid."

You will not get this because the position will not be important enough to warrant issuing the assurance of a permit. Like it or not, you'll have to wait until the restrictions are relaxed. Which may be June or could be longer.

"How long do these measures apply at the Swiss border?
The Ordinance applies for as long as necessary, but for a maximum of 6 months."

If the job can be done remotely then there's no need for a Swiss permit anyway since you wouldn't need to move here.
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The Swiss-German Border Closure: Any Developments?

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Is there any development on when Germany will allow "non-essential" travelers to enter from Switzerland? I think Swiss authorities are already ok with it as long as you are a resident/citizen. No? Then I should follow German government announcements, I think :-/

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Old 23.04.2020, 17:01
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Re: The Swiss-German Boder Closure: Any Developments?

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Is there any development on when Germany will allow "non-essential" travelers to enter from Switzerland? I think Swiss authorities are already ok with it as long as you are a resident/citizen. No? Then I should follow German government announcements, I think :-/

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You can go to Germany, Just have to stay in quarantine for 14 days
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Old 23.04.2020, 17:15
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Re: The Swiss-German Border Closure: Any Developments?

No change from the current situation announced. Border controls at least till May 4th.
https://www.bmi.bund.de/SharedDocs/p...til-4-may.html

Please see this FAQ for more details about the procedure and who can enter Germany under what circumstances.
https://www.bmi.bund.de/SharedDocs/f...97140bodyText3

A 14 day quarantine is only needed if you intend to stay in Germany but not for transit travelers.
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Re: The Swiss-German Border Closure: Any Developments?

The border will be closed at least until May 15 th 2020

https://bern.diplo.de/ch-de/service/05-VisaEinreise
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Not worth it for picking up an Amazon package then
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Not worth it for picking up an Amazon package then
Given that on top of the 14 days you would have to pay a fine in Switzerland for cross-border shopping - probably not!
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Is that final? Then we should ask when "that" will be removed :-/
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Is that final? Then we should ask when "that" will be removed :-/
At the discretion of the Bundesrat in connection with the Pandemic measures.

https://www.20min.ch/schweiz/news/st...rafen-20949450
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Old 24.04.2020, 11:35
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Re: The Swiss-German Border Closure: Any Developments?

According to Südkurier, visits to children, parents and partners are now allowed without restrictions.

https://www.suedkurier.de/ueberregio...10924,10500441

Article in German.
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According to Südkurier, visits to children, parents and partners are now allowed without restrictions.

https://www.suedkurier.de/ueberregio...10924,10500441

Article in German.
Any links to online dating sites in southern Germany not far from the border?
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Open Borders?

Hi, I am a UK national but have home in Switzerland, but not residency or work permit. Any thoughts about when the borders will open for us? Currently in the UK, but eager to return to CH as soon as practical ... not least because I have food going off in my fridge!
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First opening on 11 May but likely to only apply to family reunification type of travel. Reckon you'll have to wait until at least June.

Edit - yep, nothing further expected until at least 8 June. https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/covid-1...orts-/45727184

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