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Old 17.02.2011, 12:33
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Ci Permit or B permit ?

Which should I apply for ?

Is it easier getting a B permit after I have a Ci permit?
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Old 17.02.2011, 14:21
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Re: Ci Permit or B permit ?

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Which should I apply for ?

Is it easier getting a B permit after I have a Ci permit?
I think you need to explain a bit more. If you have a Ci permit why are you looking for a B permit? You cannot apply per se for a Ci permit this is rather special and only given to certain people who meet set criteria such as the spouse or children of someone working for an international mission. You have no need to apply for any other kind of permit if you have a Ci. This is all encompassing.
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Re: Ci Permit or B permit ?

I have a Ci, the permit is based on the soon ending contract of my spouse.

We would like to stay in Switzerland, I have an EU passport and gather a B permit (independent) will enable me to work and live in Switzerland, until my spouse gets a new contract.
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Re: Ci Permit or B permit ?

If you have a job already than a B permit shouldn't be a problem, think they will generally give you a 5 year permit if my experience is anything to go by since you are EU.

If you don't have a job you can apply for a 3 month job seeking permit I believe(from the limited study I done into this and from reading these forums).
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Re: Ci Permit or B permit ?

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I have a Ci, the permit is based on the soon ending contract of my spouse.

We would like to stay in Switzerland, I have an EU passport and gather a B permit (independent) will enable me to work and live in Switzerland, until my spouse gets a new contract.
Ah okay,

The validity of the Ci permit is only as long as the contract of the spouse that qualifies you for it. Effectively a Ci permit holder is expected to return to their original state when the permit expires. In reality many holders of these permits stay in Switzerland. In such circumstances the authorities give you a permit according to your length of stay. If you have been here five or more years they generally give you a c permit and for that matter your spouse. You need to go to the authorities and request a permit but the NGO that your spouse is working for should advise on the possibilities and on the permits liaising with the Swiss authorities. As you have been a guest of Switzerland they tend to treat you better than the normal person in such circumstances but as an established resident and an EU passport holder there will be no issues in receiving at least an annual B permit - valid until 5 years after the date of entry into Switzerland be that 4 years or 4 months.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Ci Permit or B permit ?

Thanks for all your responses, I appreciate the advice.
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Re: Ci Permit or B permit ?

Does anyone know if there are any possible circumstances when I can have my Ci permit changed to a B permit?
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Re: Ci Permit or B permit ?

PierreMarie,

did you figure that out? I am researching it now (well, just began).
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