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Old 11.05.2020, 16:44
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Do you know if that means that I can go "pick up" family? (I think I can drive to Italy, as am dual-resident... but the idea would be to pick mom up and bring her back here... she was in the process of moving before this mess started)

Sorry, no idea what the requirements are in documentation. The website is not that clear on what needs to be provided.


Anyway, good luck, hope it works out soon for you!
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Do you know if that means that I can go "pick up" family? (I think I can drive to Italy, as am dual-resident... but the idea would be to pick mom up and bring her back here... she was in the process of moving before this mess started)
Usually family in this context refers to partners and children under 18, not parents. Although seems there is a possible exception if she needs care.
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Old 11.05.2020, 17:14
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Family visits are already allowed afaik and they have started processing permits for EU persons that were in the pipeline.
Do you have a link for this? Is it only related to direct family or can extended family(e.g. grandparents) visit?
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Old 11.05.2020, 17:24
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Do you have a link for this? Is it only related to direct family or can extended family(e.g. grandparents) visit?
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Old 12.05.2020, 13:52
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Do you know if that means that I can go "pick up" family? (I think I can drive to Italy, as am dual-resident... but the idea would be to pick mom up and bring her back here... she was in the process of moving before this mess started)
ASitUS's link is broken. Try this one:
https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...1%20May%202020

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Family reunion from 11 May 2020
What does family reunion mean?

The reunification of family members means permanent residence in Switzerland and not visits or family holidays in Switzerland. The general conditions for family reunification must be met.

From 11 May 2020, family members of Swiss nationals and EU/EFTA nationals with Swiss residence permits L, B and C will be able to join their families. In the case of third-country nationals, the spouse and children up to the age of 18 are considered family members. In the case of EU/EFTA nationals, family reunification is possible for the spouse and children up to the age of 21 or older if they are granted maintenance. EU/EFTA nationals and their spouses may be joined by relatives in the ascending line if they are dependent on them, with the exception of students.
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How do I apply for family reunification?

The application for family reunification must be submitted to the cantonal migration authorities in the applicant's canton of residence. This applies both to third-country nationals and EU/EFTA nationals. If they are EU/EFTA nationals, the family members to be reunited require an assurance of a residence permit in addition to their travel document. If they are third-country nationals, a visa is generally required for entry, which can be applied for at the mission abroad. The foreign representation needs the approval of the cantonal authorities to issue a visa.
It sounds like she needs to be dependent upon you AND you need prior approval of a residence permit from the canton. Simply rocking up at the border won't cut it.
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Old 12.05.2020, 17:22
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ASitUS's link is broken. Try this one:
https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...1%20May%202020

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It sounds like she needs to be dependent upon you AND you need prior approval of a residence permit from the canton. Simply rocking up at the border won't cut it.
Thank you, that's extremely helpful!

I'll ask the local amt tomorrow, they tend to be quite helpful. Hopefully they are open.
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Old 13.05.2020, 12:58
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Thank you, that's extremely helpful!

I'll ask the local amt tomorrow, they tend to be quite helpful. Hopefully they are open.
Can't edit, so will update here...

Spoke to the amt, who said that there was no issue. I just need to submit the required documentation by mail (and please don't turn up in person).

Once thing they've asked for is proof that I have been "maintaining" my mother - so I will submit a printout of currencyfair + some bills I paid (but they're in her name). Hope that's enough!

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Re: Border closure - Covid 19

when it will be possible to visit Switzerland to have a in-person job interview and to apply for a residency permit? Talking for EU25 citizen.
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when it will be possible to visit Switzerland to have a job interview and to apply for a residency permit? Talking for EU25 citizen.
No date yet announced and will probably depend on where exactly you're coming from.
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Bundesrat have announced they are seeking to open the borders to Austria, Germany and France on 15th June. Looks very likely to happen.
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Crossing the German border by train during Coronavirus restrictions

I need to move to Germany, and I'm thinking about doing it by train. Does anyone know whether the current COVID-19 restrictions are affecting train traveling? I'm thinking about going to Basel to ask border control directly as other authorities are not answering to my email inquiries, but I thought about first asking about your experiences crossing the border.

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No trains cross border- hopefully from 15th of June.
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Old 14.05.2020, 13:54
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Re: Crossing the German border by train during Coronavirus restrictions

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I need to move to Germany, and I'm thinking about doing it by train. Does anyone know whether the current COVID-19 restrictions are affecting train traveling? I'm thinking about going to Basel to ask border control directly as other authorities are not answering to my email inquiries, but I thought about first asking about your experiences crossing the border.

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A colleague of mine went through Germany. Head to Basel, there is a border check at the (Swiss) station. You then walk to the other station, and get the traing into/through Germany.
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Re: Border closure - Covid 19

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This has apparently been confirmed now, as per today's news.
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This has apparently been confirmed now, as per today's news.
But subject to change should the curve reverse.

“It ain’t over, until it’s over”
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Re: Border closure - Covid 19

My hiking buddy just told me about his Swiss SO's clandestine border crossing. He drove to Mouthe and walked for an hour. She got the train to somewhere near Lac de Joux and walked for an hour and a half. She managed to avoid the border patrols . They met up in a cute little forest hut, complete with stove, logs and an axe. They hadn't seen each other for two months. Sounds like a story from WWII. Now they're both snug in France.
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Old 15.05.2020, 17:01
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Now they're both snug in France.
Did you mean stuck? The weather has been quite ugly, how will she walk back and all?

Hope this story was not supposed to be very secret. It is a nice story, though.
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My hiking buddy just told me about his Swiss SO's clandestine border crossing. He drove to Mouthe and walked for an hour. She got the train to somewhere near Lac de Joux and walked for an hour and a half. She managed to avoid the border patrols . They met up in a cute little forest hut, complete with stove, logs and an axe. They hadn't seen each other for two months. Sounds like a story from WWII. Now they're both snug in France.
I've been walking from Basel to St. Chrischona, a little village on the top of a hill immediately adjacent the German border at the weekends to keep the pounds off (about 30,000 steps there and back).

Whole families are crossing the border on foot there all the time (the path follows the border so I get a good look). There's loads of paths that cross the border there and it would it be totally uneconomical to man them all the time.

I have not, as I do not wish to jepordise my permit to save a couple of franks shopping.
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This has apparently been confirmed now, as per today's news.
does this mean that as per 15 June I would be able to come to Switzerland for job interview and also apply for a job permit?
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does this mean that as per 15 June I would be able to come to Switzerland for job interview and also apply for a job permit?
IF things don’t change,
IF you are legally resident in one of those three countries,
IF you don’t mind sitting in lengthy queues.
IF the authorities are accepting new applications.

Perhaps.

The infection numbers increased a little from the previous day, but still only a few. The politicians will be watching that number very closely. As will the authorities in the other countries.
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