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Re: Work Permit application for Dependent Working in Switzerland

Dear ambypower,

Thank you for your kind information and congratulation.
I also faced the same problem.
I would like to ask you if it is required that you and your wife have to live on the canton on which your wife works.
Thanks a lot.

Best.
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Dear ambypower,

Thank you for your kind information and congratulation.
I also faced the same problem.
I would like to ask you if it is required that you and your wife have to live on the canton on which your wife works.
Thanks a lot.

Best.
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We didn't change the place of residence and continued to live in Zurich while the work location was Basel.
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Re: Work Permit application for Dependent Working in Switzerland

Hello AmbyPower,

Congratulations to you and your wife .. On the other side we are still waiting for the decision

Between what type of permit was issued to your wife ?
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Hello AmbyPower,

Congratulations to you and your wife .. On the other side we are still waiting for the decision

Between what type of permit was issued to your wife ?
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Good luck with yours . We got B.
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Re: Work Permit application for Dependent Working in Switzerland

We got B too.... processing time was jyst 3 weeks... it wass just unbelivable....
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Re: Work Permit application for Dependent Working in Switzerland

Hi Folks,

Congrats on your permits.
Do you already know how long you'll need to be on this new B permit to convert it into a C?
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HI All

I am back , with another question

Currently my wife's application is filed with AWA Basel, 4 weeks over , awaiting response.
My permit expires on 7th Aug 2016.

- I would like to know in case the decision is not received till 7th August , are we entitled to stay in Switzerland or I will need to move out and only she can stay as its her application thats's in progress and not mine.

- There hasn't been any document(receipt) shared with us by the employer saying that the WP application has been filed , do they receive any for reference with application number.
This is an old thread but now me and my wife are exactly in the same situation as yours. I have L permit and will be applying for the extension next month. As I'm already in L permit since 2 years, so expecting B permit this time. My wife came here last year and she got a job and working here since 6 months. My employment contract is until end of this year. Her employer is willing to sponsor the visa so that she can have her independent permit and I can apply for her dependent. However they are not sure about the process. The HR informed us that this can only happen once my contract is expired as per the AWA rules. But I think once the contract is expired, we have to deregister and leave Switzerland and the process might even be more complicated and difficult to follow up.

I saw your comment and you have mentioned that your wife got independent permit even though your's contract was not expired. So could you please help me with the process and whom should we follow it up? Would appreciate your suggestions on this! Would even put a separate question
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This is an old thread but now me and my wife are exactly in the same situation as yours. I have L permit and will be applying for the extension next month. As I'm already in L permit since 2 years, so expecting B permit this time. My wife came here last year and she got a job and working here since 6 months. My employment contract is until end of this year. Her employer is willing to sponsor the visa so that she can have her independent permit and I can apply for her dependent. However they are not sure about the process. The HR informed us that this can only happen once my contract is expired as per the AWA rules. But I think once the contract is expired, we have to deregister and leave Switzerland and the process might even be more complicated and difficult to follow up.

I saw your comment and you have mentioned that your wife got independent permit even though your's contract was not expired. So could you please help me with the process and whom should we follow it up? Would appreciate your suggestions on this! Would even put a separate question
Are u guys from NonEU country , asking cos ur wife is working on L permit,which is generally not allowed.

Ur wife's employer can file her case independently, but the decision on her application will only come after ur permit expires and there is no application for u from ur employer .

Once ur wife's application is submitted u can stay in Switzerland till the decision comes on that .

I hope this answers ur queries.

Good luck
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Old 02.05.2020, 18:22
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Are u guys from NonEU country , asking cos ur wife is working on L permit,which is generally not allowed.

Ur wife's employer can file her case independently, but the decision on her application will only come after ur permit expires and there is no application for u from ur employer .

Once ur wife's application is submitted u can stay in Switzerland till the decision comes on that .

I hope this answers ur queries.

Good luck
Sorry, but that's not correct.

"Family members of a holder of a short-term residence permit (Article 26 OASA) do not enjoy the right to exercise a lucrative activity. The exercise of a lucrative activity is subject to authorization. Upon admission, a request from the employer respecting the remuneration and working conditions in use in the locality and branch must have been submitted. In addition, members of the family of a holder of a short-stay permit (Article 26 OASA) must have professional qualifications (personal qualifications, Article 23 LEtr).

The possibility of engaging in a gainful activity for family members is related, according to art. 26 and 27 OASA, for the duration of the authorization of the person who has benefited from family reunification. If the spouse's residence permit is not renewed, his family members can not claim a right to continue their gainful activity (Article 6 (2) OASA)."

So long as the employer meets the criteria they can hire an L dependent permit holder.
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Are u guys from NonEU country , asking cos ur wife is working on L permit,which is generally not allowed.

Ur wife's employer can file her case independently, but the decision on her application will only come after ur permit expires and there is no application for u from ur employer .

Once ur wife's application is submitted u can stay in Switzerland till the decision comes on that .

I hope this answers ur queries.

Good luck
We are from India and yes she is on L permit and is working. For that her employer had to fill up a form in AWA office.
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Sorry, but that's not correct.

"Family members of a holder of a short-term residence permit (Article 26 OASA) do not enjoy the right to exercise a lucrative activity. The exercise of a lucrative activity is subject to authorization. Upon admission, a request from the employer respecting the remuneration and working conditions in use in the locality and branch must have been submitted. In addition, members of the family of a holder of a short-stay permit (Article 26 OASA) must have professional qualifications (personal qualifications, Article 23 LEtr).

The possibility of engaging in a gainful activity for family members is related, according to art. 26 and 27 OASA, for the duration of the authorization of the person who has benefited from family reunification. If the spouse's residence permit is not renewed, his family members can not claim a right to continue their gainful activity (Article 6 (2) OASA)."

So long as the employer meets the criteria they can hire an L dependent permit holder.
So, do you have any suggestions on I have posted above
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Old 02.05.2020, 18:45
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Re: Work Permit application for Dependent Working in Switzerland

@ansuman, this thread might help:

https://www.englishforum.ch/permits-...lder-visa.html

In short, you can't have two "independent" permits as married, non-EU.

Also it is not easy for the dependent permit holder to magically become the primary permit holder.
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@ansuman, this thread might help:

https://www.englishforum.ch/permits-...lder-visa.html

In short, you can't have two "independent" permits as married, non-EU.

Also it is not easy for the dependent permit holder to magically become the primary permit holder.
Thanks for your reply! So is it like I have to wait until my contract is expired and then my wife's employer can process permit for her? This is what her HR even communicated to her. I am even fine with it but the only concern which I have is once my contract is expired, we have to deregister and go back, so it even makes the process harder. Can't something be done while we are here? Can her employer starts processing her permit may be a month or two before my contract expires?
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Thanks for your reply! So is it like I have to wait until my contract is expired and then my wife's employer can process permit for her? This is what her HR even communicated to her. I am even fine with it but the only concern which I have is once my contract is expired, we have to deregister and go back, so it even makes the process harder. Can't something be done while we are here? Can her employer starts processing her permit may be a month or two before my contract expires?
I doubt it'll be possible. Sometimes a B permit can be changed over, but it's rare and for L permit holders very unlikely. Rather than talking to HR you need to talk to the cantonal migration office to see what they say. As per my other post, family reunification dependents can't benefit from being employed if the main permit holder loses their permit - because their permits rely on the main permit. If that goes then so do any depedent ones. Which I suspect will mean you'll have to leave Switzerland and have a gap of at least a year before you could try for a permit again.
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I doubt it'll be possible. Sometimes a B permit can be changed over, but it's rare and for L permit holders very unlikely. Rather than talking to HR you need to talk to the cantonal migration office to see what they say. As per my other post, family reunification dependents can't benefit from being employed if the main permit holder loses their permit - because their permits rely on the main permit. If that goes then so do any depedent ones. Which I suspect will mean you'll have to leave Switzerland and have a gap of at least a year before you could try for a permit again.
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Thanks for the information. I am in L permit since 2 years now and will be applying for visa extension soon. So I guess I will be getting a B this time. My work contract is valid until end of this year. Her employer is ready to file independent work permit application but they are saying they can only do it after my work contract expires. So that she becomes primary holder and I become dependent. Is it something which can be done before my contract expires because once its expires I'm afraid we have to deregister and go back.
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Thanks for the information. I am in L permit since 2 years now and will be applying for visa extension soon. So I guess I will be getting a B this time. My work contract is valid until end of this year. Her employer is ready to file independent work permit application but they are saying they can only do it after my work contract expires. So that she becomes primary holder and I become dependent. Is it something which can be done before my contract expires because once its expires I'm afraid we have to deregister and go back.
As Medea said, no. Also, if your contract only runs till the end of the year I doubt you will get a B permit.

Talk to the cantonal offices. You cannot easily switch from dependent to independent.
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Re: Work Permit application for Dependent Working in Switzerland

What roegner said. No way are you getting a B permit without an unlimited contract. All they'll do is extend your L permit until the contract runs out.
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