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getting B EC/EFTA permit

Hi,
I am Italian, I have signed a contract with a Swiss company in Zurich. I am supposed to start my service on the 4 April.
I'll look some apartments next week.

My question: assuming I'll be able to close a house contract by the end of the next week, I'll have practically time from 28/03 to 1/04 to apply for the B EC/EFTA permit. Provided I have all the documents is this time enough? You get it immediately or you need to wait a few days? How many?

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Re: getting B EC/EFTA permit

Can take around a month in most cases I think. (unless im miss understanding the permit you are going for)
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Re: getting B EC/EFTA permit

Thanks, I was just reading some posts.

Now, I am a bit worried, because in the contract there is a clause saying that contract is valid only if I'll have a valid work permit.
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Can take around a month in most cases I think. (unless im miss understanding the permit you are going for)
Do you know if this is a precondition to start working? Or you can start and then let's say in the first month you or the employer applies for the permit?


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formula to apply for permit

Hi,
do you know a web page where I can download the formular to apply for a B EC/EFTA permit (Aufenthaltsbewilligung)?
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Re: getting B EC/EFTA permit

I'm afraid that I have no idea. I had an L when i started work which got changed to a B on my next renewal.

I suggest you contact the relevant authorities who will be able to answer your question. Perhaps your new employer will be able to shed some light on it as well, they have probably run into it before.
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Old 19.03.2011, 19:44
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Arrive. Go to local town hall and apply for your residence permit. They will give you a note for your employer which will be enough for them. You have't needed a work permit per se since 2004 . Your residence permit should be with you after a few days depending on the workload at the town hall.
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Do you know if this is a precondition to start working? Or you can start and then let's say in the first month you or the employer applies for the permit?


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As an Italian there is no precondition to starting work. Many employers are behind the times.
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As an Italian there is no precondition to starting work. Many employers are behind the times.
Hi, thank you all for your answers.
I asked the same question in another forum and got basically the same answer. What happens is that you start working without problems and give the permit to your employer once you get it a few weeks/days later.

My fear was that it must be given absolutely before my first day of work.

Everything's fine then.
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Re: getting B EC/EFTA permit

Note, sometimes it can take a couple of months for your permit to arrive. Just as it can take a couple of months of find a place to live. Depends how lucky you get and what your individual circumstances are.
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Note, sometimes it can take a couple of months for your permit to arrive. Just as it can take a couple of months of find a place to live. Depends how lucky you get and what your individual circumstances are.
I know Some agencies suggested me to consider rending a temporary apartment, at least for April, so that I can apply for the permit and search for a definitive accomodation.

We will see.
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Note, sometimes it can take a couple of months for your permit to arrive. Just as it can take a couple of months of find a place to live. Depends how lucky you get and what your individual circumstances are.
things at the Zurich Migrationsamt have really stepped up since I first arrived in 2007. I waited 2.5 months back then.

I recently switched permit (EU) and the new one was with me six days later. It arrived by post, postmarked from the local office - so I figure the Canton had it done in four days. Two of those being a weekend.

In the meantime just tick the B permit box on apartment applications, and if there's any doubt offer a copy of your work contract.
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Re: getting B EC/EFTA permit

Hi,
just one more question on this thema.
I got an apartment, the contract however starts from thr 16 of April, while my contract starts from the 4. April as I said. In this couple of weeks I will stay probably in Hotel.

Could be this mismatch a problem when I apply for the permit? I guess it should no make difference, but would you like your opinion.

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Hi,
just one more question on this thema.
I got an apartment, the contract however starts from thr 16 of April, while my contract starts from the 4. April as I said. In this couple of weeks I will stay probably in Hotel.

Could be this mismatch a problem when I apply for the permit? I guess it should no make difference, but would you like your opinion.

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No. Just give them your apartment address and tell them you are staying in a hotel until then.
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Re: getting B EC/EFTA permit

Thanks!
By the way, the apartment is in Uster, do you know to what office I have to go for the permit?

Cheers.
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Thanks!
By the way, the apartment is in Uster, do you know to what office I have to go for the permit?

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You need to get to the Stadhaus - a reasonably tall building, close to the train station.

Map here
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