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Absence during spouse visa application

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I am non-EU with B permit working in Geneva. I applied the family-reunion visa for my wife two weeks ago. I suppose the immigration office will contact me during the visa processing. The problem is that I will be on vocation next month, and won't come back to Switzerland until March 2011. If they contact me for the visa issues, I will be absent. Is there any good advice in this case? Thank you very much!
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Re: Absence during spouse visa application

Contact is almost always in writing.

Have your snail mail forwarded in the interim by Swiss Post to your temporary address - worth paying to Swiss Post considering the importance of the issue at hand.

This is the relevant Swiss Post page.
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Hi, thanks. So there is no emails/telephone calls, but just writing? This is interesting. What if the mail is lost? Isn't a phone call more reliable and efficient than letters?
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Re: Absence during spouse visa application

I think the postal system is reliable enough, and writing as opposed to a call, provides a reliable record.
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Re: Absence during spouse visa application

Will your Wife be required to pick up her visa in her home country? If so, you should be able to call or email to find out if it has been processed. IIRC, the notice we received in the mail just said that the visa was ready to pick up in the US.

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Will your Wife be required to pick up her visa in her home country? If so, you should be able to call or email to find out if it has been processed. IIRC, the notice we received in the mail just said that the visa was ready to pick up in the US.

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Thanks guys. If the letter just says the visa is ready for pick up, then everything should be OK. I am worried for the case they ask for supplementary documents which I can only prepare in Switzerland. I am not sure what the worse result will be in this case.
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