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What's to prevent a non-eu from Africa getting a 90 day Schengen visa from
any of the Schengen territory embassies while already in Switzerland on a B permit expiring in say 1 month?Could be a
multi-entry visa if you want to do some tourist travelling.
Well, as you're already IN Schengen I doubt that would be possible. You'd have to either go back to Africa or possibly might be able to apply from somewhere like the UK. But usually it has to be applied for from your home country or the country you're currently resident in.
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Re: Leaving Switzerland Permanently

Is there a quick checklist of things for leaving Switzerland anywhere?
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Is there a quick checklist of things for leaving Switzerland anywhere?

I'm also loking for one of these. Any kind person want to post one from a relocation agency?
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Old 09.06.2015, 21:07
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I'm also loking for one of these. Any kind person want to post one from a relocation agency?
(Sigh), doesn't anyone read the stickies these days?

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Re: Leaving Switzerland Permanently

I am going through the exit process too. Don't forget to go to your town Gemeinde and pick up your de-registration papers. I was told you have to hand them in two weeks before departure.
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Not really, just the way it works for medical insurance.

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This part realy irks me. If there was enough competition "they" would find a way to make it work on something less than monthly. Add to the list of "monthly" abusers: internet providers and cable tv. Don't get me started about moving on a specific date...
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I see someone loves Switzerland as much as me!
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Re: Leaving Switzerland Permanently

This link might be interesting for those moving from here to London.
And even if it isn't, it sure isn't much more off-topic than other posts.
Moving to London from Zurich
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Re: Leaving Switzerland Permanently

I went to Stadthaus Zürich today for my deregistration. It was accepted even my departure will be three weeks later. I though we can go there just two weeks before the departure though.
https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/prd/de/...Abmeldung.html
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Re: Leaving Switzerland Permanently

Hello.
I'm leaving the Switzerland in the end of the next month. Do I need to do something with the swiss state before leaving (like informing them by written letter) or it is just take the plane and leave?
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Old 16.02.2016, 07:33
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Hello.
I'm leaving the Switzerland in the end of the next month. Do I need to do something with the swiss state before leaving (like informing them by written letter) or it is just take the plane and leave?
Yes, you need to deregister with your gemeinde/commune admin office about 2/3 weeks before your departure date. They'll give you a document stating that you're leaving which you can then use to cancel things like mobile phone, insurances, etc. You should also contact the tax office to let them know in case you need to pay some more tax or are due a refund on tax already paid. Also check whether you can take part or all of your pension with you, depending on where you're moving to.

There's also a couple of links here for what you need to do when leaving permanently.

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Re: Leaving Switzerland Permanently

The list of things I have done include:

1. De-register from gemeindehouse.
2. Cancel the insurance.
3. Decide what to do with my bank account.
4. Close the contract of the apartment and deal with the related things, such as electricity fee, internet, cleaning and so on..
5. Handover the work at my working place.
6. Apero!
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Re: Leaving Switzerland Permanently

Having read through the past 11 pages I have a few queries, could anyone assist please?

My husband's Swiss employer relocated him abroad effective 1/5. He hasn't deregistered as yet, and his apartment contract expires 30/6.

Is it as simple as visiting the Gemeinde for the deregistration process? Once he has those documents can he apply to reclaim the costs paid to healthcare, OASI and the pension funds?

Does anyone have any advice please?
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Having read through the past 11 pages I have a few queries, could anyone assist please?

My husband's Swiss employer relocated him abroad effective 1/5. He hasn't deregistered as yet, and his apartment contract expires 30/6.

Is it as simple as visiting the Gemeinde for the deregistration process? Once he has those documents can he apply to reclaim the costs paid to healthcare, OASI and the pension funds?

Does anyone have any advice please?
Health care is NOT refundable it's insurance.

OASI probably is payable as a pension from age 60.

Pension can be refunded once you can prove a new tax residence.
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Health care is NOT refundable it's insurance.

OASI probably is payable as a pension from age 60.

Pension can be refunded once you can prove a new tax residence.
Thank you, perhaps I have the terms confused, isn't AVG healthcare? I've seen references to this being reclaimed?
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Re: Leaving Switzerland Permanently

Health cover is not reclaimable as it's an insurance. AHV might possibly be reclaimed.

Reclaiming social insurance contributions
Foreign nationals from countries with which Switzerland has not concluded a social security agreement may reclaim the paid AHV contributions.

Repayment includes the shares paid both by the employee and by the employer, but does not include interest rates. Certain conditions must be observed for the repayment of AHV contributions.

https://www.ch.ch/en/gaps-contribution/

It will depend if his country has a social security agreement with Switzerland or not.



For pensions see here:

https://www.ch.ch/en/withdraw-pension-early

Yes, he needs to go down to the gemeinde admin office and ask for a deregistration form - or it may be available on the gemeinde's website. Once that's filled in and returned he'll get a document which will allow him to cancel contracts like mobile phones, health insurance, etc, but not his rental contract. He will either need to pay the outstanding rent (are you sure the contract expires at end of June and doesn't roll over?) or find another tenant to take over his lease.

Does he plan to return to Switzerland once this assignment is done? If so, then he could ask at the gemeinde to put his permit on hold until he returns. Being sent to work abroad by a Swiss employer is one of the accepted reasons for doing this. In which case he would withdraw neither the AHV or pension.
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Re: Leaving Switzerland Permanently

Thank you very much for your thorough reply and links.

We don't anticipate that he'll return to Switzerland and he's already handed in notice on the apartment.
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Hi. I'm also leaving Zurich. If I missed the above you would also need to arrange a final clearing out of your apartment so I am told.
I don't have a lot bring out but trying to find a legit moving company?
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Health cover is not reclaimable as it's an insurance. AHV might possibly be reclaimed.

Reclaiming social insurance contributions
Foreign nationals from countries with which Switzerland has not concluded a social security agreement may reclaim the paid AHV contributions.

Repayment includes the shares paid both by the employee and by the employer, but does not include interest rates. Certain conditions must be observed for the repayment of AHV contributions.

https://www.ch.ch/en/gaps-contribution/

It will depend if his country has a social security agreement with Switzerland or not.



For pensions see here:

https://www.ch.ch/en/withdraw-pension-early

Yes, he needs to go down to the gemeinde admin office and ask for a deregistration form - or it may be available on the gemeinde's website. Once that's filled in and returned he'll get a document which will allow him to cancel contracts like mobile phones, health insurance, etc, but not his rental contract. He will either need to pay the outstanding rent (are you sure the contract expires at end of June and doesn't roll over?) or find another tenant to take over his lease.

Does he plan to return to Switzerland once this assignment is done? If so, then he could ask at the gemeinde to put his permit on hold until he returns. Being sent to work abroad by a Swiss employer is one of the accepted reasons for doing this. In which case he would withdraw neither the AHV or pension.
Hi, I m new here. I have a question n need some advise as how best to go about it.

I hold a "C" permit & will be retiring in 2 yrs. I plan to retire in Singapore/Thailand for 5 to 10 years & later back to live in Switzerland. Will I get my monthly AHV fund while I am in Singapore/Thailand when these counties have no social security agreement with Switzerland. Can I still hold on to my "C" permit or best to take up Swiss citizenship before retiring in Asia.
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This may tell you more on the AHV side of things.

https://www.ahv-iv.ch/p/890.e

As for keeping your C permit, I doubt it. Normally it expires after 6 months if you don't deregister - which is what you should do if moving to another country. It is possible to put a C permit on hold for up to 4 years, but you have to ask permission from your gemeinde/cantonal migration office and retiring to another country for a few years will likely not be an acceptable reason. Better to go through the process of getting Swiss citizenship if you can, then you'd have no problems.
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