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Old 21.07.2016, 14:44
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Re: Work Permit application for Dependent Working in Switzerland

People do tend to go on holidays this time of the year, so less people to process the documents?!
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People do tend to go on holidays this time of the year, so less people to process the documents?!
Yes , Hoping that is the possible reason for delay , was going through the Old posts which gives an impression that No news should be taken positively :|

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Re: Work Permit application for Dependent Working in Switzerland

AWA will not answer you, as they communicate only with the Employers or Lawyers.

Try going to Migrationsamt at Berninaplatz instead. 7/10 times they will tell you the actual status of your application, if it is still pending AWA approval or not.

Good luck and be patient with this process. with 5 weeks, you should be hearing from them anytime soon.

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Dear Members.

How do we get to know that the Canton has approved and sent to Bern, do they inform the Employer.

In our case my wife's application was filed 5 weeks ago and no word after that , so wanted to check if the applicant is informed after each major step.

Can employee contact AWA to check on status or should it be avoided.

waiting makes you anxious so all these questions!
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AWA will not answer you, as they communicate only with the Employers or Lawyers.

Try going to Migrationsamt at Berninaplatz instead. 7/10 times they will tell you the actual status of your application, if it is still pending AWA approval or not.

Good luck and be patient with this process. with 5 weeks, you should be hearing from them anytime soon.

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Thanks for your reply but she works in Basel and lives in Zurich , migrationsamt Basel or Zurich should be contacted?
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Old 21.07.2016, 15:22
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Thanks for your reply but she works in Basel and lives in Zurich , migrationsamt Basel or Zurich should be contacted?
I'm not surprised it's taking a while, with 2 cantons involved and a non-EU application.

A polite inquiry with either canton as to the status of the application is probably fine. Much more friendly than something like "It's been 5 weeks why haven't heard anything yet" for example.

I believe you're entitled to stay here while the application is processing, but again do verify this with the cantonal authorities.
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Re: Work Permit application for Dependent Working in Switzerland

Went to local Kreisbüro this morning to explain that we are awaiting decision while our permits approach expiry date(7th Aug 2016) they told I need to come back and inform around 2nd Aug(in case of no decision), they will mark it in their systems otherwise i will need to pay some fine for staying beyond residence permit expiry.

Will give a polite call to Basel+Zurich Migrationsamt tomorrow morning .

Thanks for the replies dear EFers it really helps to curb the anxiety

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I'm not surprised it's taking a while, with 2 cantons involved and a non-EU application.

A polite inquiry with either canton as to the status of the application is probably fine. Much more friendly than something like "It's been 5 weeks why haven't heard anything yet" for example.

I believe you're entitled to stay here while the application is processing, but again do verify this with the cantonal authorities.
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Thanks for your reply but she works in Basel and lives in Zurich , migrationsamt Basel or Zurich should be contacted?
Zurich. Because your local Kreisburo sends the request to local Migrationsamt, which in your case is ZH.

hope that helps!
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Re: Work Permit application for Dependent Working in Switzerland

You should be able to give them a call and get an answer. Whenever I called they were quite nice and helpful.
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You should be able to give them a call and get an answer. Whenever I called they were quite nice and helpful.


Migrationsamt? or AwA ?
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Re: Work Permit application for Dependent Working in Switzerland

Both. It could be person dependent but I did get answers to questions I asked.
I did however try to talk in german (bad one) and they seemed to like that...
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Re: Work Permit application for Dependent Working in Switzerland

Big Hiccup!

AwA picked the case, saw that my wife has dependent B and is eligible to work.Kept the file aside, we found this today when we called up AwA.

Why cant agencies be more proactive rather than being a postman!

5 weeks of wait in wain! Dammit .
Friday drinks here i come.. :|
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Old 22.07.2016, 16:22
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Big Hiccup!

AwA picked the case, saw that my wife has dependent B and is eligible to work.Kept the file aside, we found this today when we called up AwA.

Why cant agencies be more proactive rather than being a postman!
Funny, it seemed to me this all is much more efficient than I ever experienced in any other country I lived in..................
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Re: Work Permit application for Dependent Working in Switzerland

Hello Forum members

Does anyone know how much time do we get to pack up and leave Switzerland, in case a negative decision comes from authorities on WP.
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Re: Work Permit application for Dependent Working in Switzerland

Not much so be prepared. I think it varies from case to case and canton to canton, but I've seen just a few days to around a couple of weeks mentioned here on the forum.

Unfortunately, being Indian you need a tourist visa to visit Switzerland so you don't even have that as a fallback. Other nationalities who don't need the tourist visa to visit sort of revert to tourist status when they're permits expire so can have up to 3 more months to sort things out.
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Re: Work Permit application for Dependent Working in Switzerland

Thanks for your feedback Medea , will be prepared to pack and leave within two days of decision to counter worst case scenario

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Not much so be prepared. I think it varies from case to case and canton to canton, but I've seen just a few days to around a couple of weeks mentioned here on the forum.

Unfortunately, being Indian you need a tourist visa to visit Switzerland so you don't even have that as a fallback. Other nationalities who don't need the tourist visa to visit sort of revert to tourist status when they're permits expire so can have up to 3 more months to sort things out.
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- Now my permit is getting over in August 2016 , and most probably the extension will not happen due to change is Swiss laws that post 4 years permit renewal wont happen.
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Could you explain about this part? This means B work permit can only be renewed for 4 years? What should permit holder do after 4 years of working in Switzerland?
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Could you explain about this part? This means B work permit can only be renewed for 4 years? What should permit holder do after 4 years of working in Switzerland?
Go home basically.

Sorry, couldn't resist mahdix. Welcome to the forum. But yes, that is more or less what you will be expected to do. I don't know what law ambypower is referring to, but I would assume that after 4 years on a tied B it would be a case of either the employer applies again for an open B permit (unrestricted) or indeed you're expected to go back to your home country when the current permit finishes. You might be able to find a new employer who'd be willing to try for a new permit for you, but whether the application would be successful or not is down to the Swiss authorities. Changing employers on a B permit is very difficult for non-EU nationals.
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Could you explain about this part? This means B work permit can only be renewed for 4 years? What should permit holder do after 4 years of working in Switzerland?

As per the latest WP renewal experiences: for non-EUs extension is happening for 2 years(L) + 2 years (B) at the max.

Few years back it used to be 2(L) + 4(B) for non-EUs. AFAIK changes have happened due to rise in unemployment rate in local market.
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Go home basically.

Sorry, couldn't resist mahdix. Welcome to the forum. But yes, that is more or less what you will be expected to do. I don't know what law ambypower is referring to, but I would assume that after 4 years on a tied B it would be a case of either the employer applies again for an open B permit (unrestricted) or indeed you're expected to go back to your home country when the current permit finishes. You might be able to find a new employer who'd be willing to try for a new permit for you, but whether the application would be successful or not is down to the Swiss authorities. Changing employers on a B permit is very difficult for non-EU nationals.
Thanks. So this rule applies only for "tied B permit". If a worker has an "open B permit" he can live in Switzerland until he gets a "C permit". Am I correct?
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Thanks. So this rule applies only for "tied B permit". If a worker has an "open B permit" he can live in Switzerland until he gets a "C permit". Am I correct?
Yes, but getting an open B permit takes time and is not always possible. Because there are only 2,500 B permits per year for non-EU nationals most non-EU's start with an L permit which will normally run for 2 years. Then the employer has to prove they still can't find a Swiss/EU national to be able to move the non-EU on to a tied B permit. It's usually only some time after that, that an employer could try for an open B permit. And that's always assuming you have a job with an open B permit of course. If not, then you would be entitled to unemployment benefit here for the allowed period, but if after that you still haven't found a job then the permit is unlikely to be renewed.

The Swiss have been tightening up on following their laws over the last few years since they voted to curb immigration from the EU. That particular law isn't in effect yet, but does seem to have had a knock-on effect of them being even more strict about non-EU permit situations.
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