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Renting in Geneva without Permi, is it possible???

Hi everyone...
I diligently read your forum, but I have a problem and maybe you can help me?
I'm off to Switzerland (in March) but still do not have my visa, I need to rent a place to stay (1br apartment, preferably furnished, in the area of Geneva, starting 1st April).
It is usual to lease apartments to foreigns temporarily?
What are my chances? Does anybody know any site?
What do you advice?

Thank you, I'm waiting for some light ...
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Old 17.02.2010, 18:45
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Re: Renting in Geneva without Permi, is it possible???

If you find a residence or something probably not
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Re: Renting in Geneva without Permi, is it possible???

Sorry, I don't see why not. There are lots of apartments and houses not only rented, but even sold to foreigners, without a visa. One can rent what he/she wants, and not live in it full time...

That said, they may ask for a larger security deposit or something like that.
I would go "full disclosure" and explain you are waiting for your paperwork to be finalized, even provide a photocopy of your request. If you have a work contract, provide a copy or an attestation of your employer (they may also be able to assist you in finding a place to stay); if you are studying, provide that info too. That will make things easier.

The good thing is, a work permit is not legally required to rent.
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Old 18.02.2010, 10:35
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Re: Renting in Geneva without Permi, is it possible???

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Hi everyone...
I diligently read your forum, but I have a problem and maybe you can help me?
I'm off to Switzerland (in March) but still do not have my visa, I need to rent a place to stay (1br apartment, preferably furnished, in the area of Geneva, starting 1st April).
It is usual to lease apartments to foreigners temporarily?
What are my chances? Does anybody know any site?
What do you advice?

Thank you, I'm waiting for some light ...
I would think it is. They are called service apartments, with varying degrees of service and premium over regular rental value.

Rental period ranges from a few weeks to several months and are usually flexible on that.

Your chances of getting one? Very high if you book 3 months in advance; high if you book now.

Gud luck!
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