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Old 30.01.2011, 20:54
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Questions about Family Regrouping and/or Student Visa

I had posted on here when I first heard about this forum about ways for me to stay longer other than on a tourist VISA, and got some responses, but none that really helped me. So I looked into it a bit more, and found something about Family Regrouping. And had a few questions before I go to the office of immigrations (I have been told they are not always the most helpful). I am 22 years old. I am an American. My dad has a B permit and my family has been living here for 4 years. I am living in Zurich Canton. I have found two different documents on family regrouping, and one said 21 years and under or dependents (which my dad claims me as on his Swiss and American Taxes) and the other said 25 and under. I'm wondering if I would be eligible for this type of visa? (We are all American). (I am unmarried, w/o kids, etc...unemployed, i am searching tho).
If family regrouping is not an option for me, (everything I come across is in german, and I dont know much german, so I have to translate it all, and I may be missing something) I was wondering about taking german lessons for a student visa. Does anyone know what schools qualify for taking German for a student Visa (and Zuri University does not)? Also do you know for how many hours a week I would have to take classes to retain the VISA?
Thank you for your help!!
~Rachael
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Old 01.02.2011, 13:53
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Re: Questions about Family Regrouping and/or Student Visa

I knew I'd seen this somewhere:

If you are financially dependant then your are ok.

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Who may apply for family members to join them and reside in Switzerland?
  • Spouses
  • Children or grandchildren who are under 21 years of age or who financially depend on the petitioner
  • Parent(s) and grandparent(s), provided that they financially depend on the petitioner
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Old 02.02.2011, 15:01
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Re: Questions about Family Regrouping and/or Student Visa

My dad talked to a lawyer at his work, and he informed us that it would be incredibly difficult to get the family regrouping permit for me (i didnt understand why).
so now im looking at my second option, a student visa by taking a language class....any advice? or schools that offer language courses that qualify?
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I knew I'd seen this somewhere:

If you are financially dependant then your are ok.
Ah - that only applies to EU citizen though.

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My dad talked to a lawyer at his work, and he informed us that it would be incredibly difficult to get the family regrouping permit for me (i didnt understand why).
Because the law stipulates that non-EU citizen can apply for a dependent permit for their children only as long as said children are below 18 - and said application must take place within one year of arriving in Switzerland. You seem to be disqualified on both counts.

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so now im looking at my second option, a student visa by taking a language class....any advice? or schools that offer language courses that qualify?
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