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Old 10.02.2011, 00:40
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4 months in Zurich before my Student Visa begins

I am coming from the US in May 2011 to Zurich, but school does not begin at Univ of Zurich until September 21, 2011. This means, I will be over the 90 day tourist limit in Switzerland. Should I make a plan to just go back to the US to reset my tourist status in Switzerland, or is there somewhere closer that I can travel to reset that status? What do you recommend here?
Please advise. I already have an apartment in Zurich lined up for May, so I don't want to give it up!

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Re: 4 months in Zurich before my Student Visa begins

90 days in any 180 - you can't reset it without waiting another 90 days outside the Schengen zone.
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Re: 4 months in Zurich before my Student Visa begins

Have you thought about sub-letting the apartment for 6 weeks (just to bring you into the 90 days), and going to the UK for that time? We're not Schengen so you'd be able to prove that you'd left Switzerland. I'd hazard a guess that it'd be pretty easy for you to get a visa for the UK, especially as you've got a VISA for Switzerland lined up so immigration won't think you're not going to leave!
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