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Old 12.02.2008, 09:51
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Loss of employment rights on leaving Switzerland

Hi,

If you have a B or C permit and have worked for more than a year in Switzerland, you are able to receive more or less the same employment rights and benefits as a Swiss national.

That being the case, I want to know if you lose these rights immediately if you take a job abroad?

The reason I ask is that if for example I take a job abroad and move away but it doesnt work out in the very short term, like for example 3 months, am I able to come back and keep me permit, or receive unemployment benefit?

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Hi,

If you have a B or C permit and have worked for more than a year in Switzerland, you are able to receive more or less the same employment rights and benefits as a Swiss national.

That being the case, I want to know if you lose these rights immediately if you take a job abroad?

The reason I ask is that if for example I take a job abroad and move away but it doesnt work out in the very short term, like for example 3 months, am I able to come back and keep me permit, or receive unemployment benefit?

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I would imagine that old adage about having ones "fünfli und es wegli" applies!
(translation = you can´t have your cake and eat it)
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Old 12.02.2008, 12:10
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Re: Loss of employment rights on leaving Switzerland

thanks i-b deborah,

í would like to know if there is a chance of any cake at all, and also when the best before date is.

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Old 12.02.2008, 12:47
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Re: Loss of employment rights on leaving Switzerland

If you consider "residence and work permit" part of the cake: If you have a C and leave the country for a short term (I am not sure, but I thin up to 2 years), you can keep your C permit with all its advantages... no idea about the money though...
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Hi,

If you have a B or C permit and have worked for more than a year in Switzerland, you are able to receive more or less the same employment rights and benefits as a Swiss national.

That being the case, I want to know if you lose these rights immediately if you take a job abroad?

The reason I ask is that if for example I take a job abroad and move away but it doesnt work out in the very short term, like for example 3 months, am I able to come back and keep me permit, or receive unemployment benefit?

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The answer to your question is..... It depends.

If you leave Switzerland deregister etc then your rights disappear with you.

If you take a sojourn for a few months then your rights stay until such times as you need to deregister which could be some while.

If of course you still can't make your mind up at the end of 6 months as to whether you like your new challenge, then I guess you have other "problems"
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Re: Loss of employment rights on leaving Switzerland

I lost my job in a restructuring last week, I got an L visa which expires in April, have been working in Switzerland since July 2006,

Anyone know what the situation is regarding unemployment benefit in this situation?

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The answer to your question is..... It depends.

If you leave Switzerland deregister etc then your rights disappear with you.

If you take a sojourn for a few months then your rights stay until such times as you need to deregister which could be some while.

If of course you still can't make your mind up at the end of 6 months as to whether you like your new challenge, then I guess you have other "problems"
Richard, thanks very much as always. One question....

Can a sojourn include paid employment for 3 months in another country?
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Richard, thanks very much as always. One question....

Can a sojourn include paid employment for 3 months in another country?
Why not! As an example, you can claim RAV and then stop claiming because you have a 3 month contract in Timbuktu. After the three months you come back and start claiming again. Simple as that. You can also discuss this with your RAV guy, who will of course be most happy. That said expect to have to wait 5 days again at the end of the three months...
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I lost my job in a restructuring last week, I got an L visa which expires in April, have been working in Switzerland since July 2006,

Anyone know what the situation is regarding unemployment benefit in this situation?

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Normally after working one year legally you should be entitled to employment. That is my understanding at least. After one year, you should normally be eligible for a b permit instead of l permit... im not sure if this has any effect.

Ask your HR department and make sure that you contact your unemployment office immediately... called the RAV, because if you do not inform them as soon as you know that there is a change in circumstances, they can delay the start date for any benefits which might be due.
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