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Documents required for renting a flat

Hi all,

I'm a non-EU person currently in UK moving to CH in couple of months. I have a question regarding the documents required for a contract to rent a flat.

To my knowledge, one gets an assurance of permit (or some similar document) initially to collect in UK and once moving to CH and registering in cantonal office (not sure of the exact name), only then the actual permit is issued. Please correct me if I'm wrong here. Assuming this process is correct how can I then submit the work permit copy to the owner/agency before I fly there.

The HR of the company that I'm about to join mentions that even in case I opt for a short term temporary accommodation, I should give her a signed lease document from that owner so that she can apply for a permit.

I'm totally confused regarding this deadlock situation. Permit requires rental contract and rental contract requires permit. Can someone please clarify what the exact process is. If I plan to take a temporary accommodation, do I need to submit any permit copies and what proof can I provide to the HR so that she can apply for my permit.

Thanks,
Kris
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Old 27.01.2015, 08:16
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Okay, the way it works for non-EU's is that your residence permit has to be pre-approved by the Swiss authorities.

https://www.bfm.admin.ch/bfm/en/home...ensablauf.html

If the permit is granted then you'll go to the Swiss embassy/consulate to get your Type D visa stamped in your passport (you've applied for that I hope). When you get here to register at the commune/gemeinde (town hall) admin office and that starts the process of getting the actual permit issued.

It is possible to rent temp accommodation without a permit. It must be as it's a requirement.

"Accommodation
(Art. 24 AuG)
Foreign nationals may only be admitted for employment if they have suitable accommodation."

https://www.bfm.admin.ch/bfm/en/home...zulassung.html

Does sound a bit odd though. I assume there's some sort of termination clause built into the rental contract in the event that the permit application is refused. Anyway, start your search here:

https://www.google.ch/?gws_rd=ssl#q=...+accommodation
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Re: Documents required for renting a flat

Not every non-EU needs a Visa type D, or is it?

https://www.ethz.ch/en/the-eth-zuric...ou-arrive.html

Nationals from non-EU/EFTA countries require a visa* to enter Switzerland if the purpose of their visit is employment. The immigration authority checks the request for an employment and residence permit. Once approval has been granted, the immigration authority issues and transmits out a visa authorisation to the Swiss Embassy or Consulate in the country in question. This foreign diplomatic mission issues the visa, which must be picked up by the applicant.
* Exceptions
Citizens from Andorra, Brunei, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, San Marino, Singapore and the Vatican City only require the residence permit to have been approved before they enter Switzerland.
Please note: You may not enter Switzerland until you have received your visa or been approved for a residence permit!


Does anybody know the official link for this claim?
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Not every non-EU needs a Visa type D, or is it?

https://www.ethz.ch/en/the-eth-zuric...ou-arrive.html

Nationals from non-EU/EFTA countries require a visa* to enter Switzerland if the purpose of their visit is employment. The immigration authority checks the request for an employment and residence permit. Once approval has been granted, the immigration authority issues and transmits out a visa authorisation to the Swiss Embassy or Consulate in the country in question. This foreign diplomatic mission issues the visa, which must be picked up by the applicant.
* Exceptions
Citizens from Andorra, Brunei, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, San Marino, Singapore and the Vatican City only require the residence permit to have been approved before they enter Switzerland.
Please note: You may not enter Switzerland until you have received your visa or been approved for a residence permit!

Does anybody know the official link for this claim?
It's in the various treaties that have been agreed with those countries I assume. It's true though, if you're thinking otherwise. Those citizens don't need a Type D visa, but their permit status has to be approved beforehand same as for other non-EU/EFTA nationals. You can check the various country requirements here:

https://www.bfm.admin.ch/bfm/en/home...oerigkeit.html
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