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Length of stay permitteed for Family Visit.

Hello , hope someone can help me I am Australian happily married to my Swiss Husband & together we run our own business, I have just been diagnoised with a not so nice illness , my Mum and sister want to come over to visit / care for me & Im just wondering what the maximum length of stay is for them both (they both have British/EU Passports) ... thanks inadvance J
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As long as they like, assuming they enter on their UK passports.
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As long as they like, assuming they enter on their UK passports.
Really? I'm surprised; I had thought it was 90 days without some sort of registration/permit... but I really don't know.
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Re: Length of stay permitteed for Family Visit.

I thought EU was 90 days as well before having to apply for a permit?
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Re: Length of stay permitteed for Family Visit.

I might be wrong then! But as CH has adopted the EC free movement directive I'd assume that means no need to have a permit. I know the authorities grant an 'auto-one' for working, but for residency itself I think all you need to do is register as you would have to Germany too.

Swissbob will sort this one!
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I might be wrong then!
You are
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Re: Length of stay permitteed for Family Visit.

Thanks for your replies .. now Im confused - I have just only just joined this forum today .. so not to sure who Swiss Bob is ? I eagerly await his/her take on this.Thanks J
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Re: Length of stay permitteed for Family Visit.

Switzerland is signed up to the schengen agreement allowing the free movement of people around europe. This does not give you the rights to reside in Switzerland, just to travel through/ within switzerland for up to 90 days before you require a residency permit.

There is perhaps a special permit given out in these situations that I am not aware of so your best bet would be to contact the relevant authorities. If you email them they will generally get back to you within a few days. From them you will have a definitive answer
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