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Re: Should I as Swiss immigrant prepare for Brexit?

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I moved to Switzerland while the brexit mess sorts itself out, I know some of my colleagues who moved to Spain, France, Holland, USA and Hong Kong as well...

So my advice is come back to CH until the situation is clearer
You do realize that it will be harder if I have to re-enter again?

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The UK is leaving the EU. Switzerland has chosen the route to be not part of the EU, but at the same time do join the Schengen treaty. It's not exactly news that this translates to access to the market, but not the same level of political represenation as full EU members. Simply put: The Swiss save a whole lot of money by not joining the EU but in return have less of a voice in a lot of questions that affect them as well.


I know that the SVP wants to have their cake and eat it, but that's not how life works... the worst case in simple terms: If the UK fails to make any sort of agreement, which I personally don't believe... will UK citizens become simply non-EU for Swiss immigration laws. So employers won't be as easily able to hire you. Long story short: Try to get your c permit before this happens and you are fine...
That's what I will do.
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Old 06.04.2017, 16:53
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You do realize that it will be harder if I have to re-enter again?
How so? I have a British passport and an EU one... If I need to re-enter the UK, I do so as a subject of HMtQ... if I stay in CH I do so as an EU citizen.

I'm not saying brexit is bad - I'm just saying for the next 2 years while it's all up in the air, I'll watch from a mountaintop
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How so? I have a British passport and an EU one... If I need to re-enter the UK, I do so as a subject of HMtQ... if I stay in CH I do so as an EU citizen.

I'm not saying brexit is bad - I'm just saying for the next 2 years while it's all up in the air, I'll watch from a mountaintop
Why are you talking about british passports ?
This thread is about the exact opposite.
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Re: Should I as Swiss immigrant prepare for Brexit?

I understood the OP is a Swiss who has moved to the UK.

Similar to the C permit the UK has permanent residence which EU (and I think EEA) citizens can apply for after 5 years in the country. From what I have read, the application process is quite dreadful - an 80 page form and you have provide documentary evidence of when and for how long you left the country if you happened to go on holiday etc. Not like efficient Switzerland where you just register at the Gemeinde and start counting the years. A non-working spouse also has to provide evidence of having Comprehensive Sickness Insurance (NHS does not count).

A lot of EU citizens in the UK are applying for PR to try and secure their status - until now they never had to consider this. There is a FB group - Forum For EU Citizens (The 3 million) with much useful info.

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Re: Should I as Swiss immigrant prepare for Brexit?

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80 pages doesn't sound that bad actually, and since I have all my travel data on readily avilable on my mail account this shouldn't be a problem.

I can't apply anyway since I haven't been here long enough (a mere month). I think after the Brexit the application might change as well.

I will look into the facebook page, thanks.
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