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Non EU on B Permit and work?

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I am a bit confused by the residence/work permit for Non EU B holder - so I thought I would post my question here. I am Non EU on B permit in Switzerland because my husband was relocated here for work. On this permit, does it also mean that as a spouse that I can work? If I find work, does that mean that the employer has to apply for the work permit?
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Re: Non EU on B Permit and work?

Would be helpful if you stated your husband's nationality ( EU or non-EU ) as well.
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Re: Non EU on B Permit and work?

My husband is Swiss, so I did not have this problem, but in researching, what I learned was that if you are not automatically qualified to work here (i.e., EU or married to Swiss), the employer needs to be able to show that they couldn't find a local person to do the job. Before my marriage was registered here (so technically just a US person applying for a job), I was told by someone in immigration that the process takes about six weeks.

Check out this page:

http://www.justlanded.de/english/Swi...s/Work-permits

and the English info on the government page:

http://www.bfm.admin.ch/content/bfm/...zulassung.html
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Re: Non EU on B Permit and work?

You can work for sure if your B permit reads Residency with Gainful employment.
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Old 08.04.2011, 14:45
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My husband is Swiss, so I did not have this problem, but in researching, what I learned was that if you are not automatically qualified to work here (i.e., EU or married to Swiss), the employer needs to be able to show that they couldn't find a local person to do the job.
Not in the case of the OP. Non EU spouses of B permit holders are allowed to work.
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You can work for sure if your B permit reads Residency with Gainful employment.
Or even if not . Just need a change at the local town hall.
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Would be helpful if you stated your husband's nationality ( EU or non-EU ) as well.
Not relevant since 2008.
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Hi,

I am a bit confused by the residence/work permit for Non EU B holder - so I thought I would post my question here. I am Non EU on B permit in Switzerland because my husband was relocated here for work. On this permit, does it also mean that as a spouse that I can work? If I find work, does that mean that the employer has to apply for the work permit?
As the spouse of a B permit holder you have the right to work. It may require a change to your permit. Your employer does have to apply for the permit but there are no quote nor other restrictions.
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Re: Non EU on B Permit and work?

I also have a B permit, (although student)...i heard that in my case i am allowed to work not more than 20 hours per week during studies and i belive that there is no limit during holidays...is that so?
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Re: Non EU on B Permit and work?

Hi,
I am on a B Restricted Permit (Indian nationality) with yearly renewals.
My spouse found a job (after a lot of hunting) and was able to start to work from day 1. No change in permits or applications etc.

Her HR informed her that her permit (dependant/spouse) entitles her to work and is not subject to the "explain to the gov why u couldnt find any suitable Swiss, EU nationals to fill the post" clause.

They (HR) did have to apply (online i believe) with the arbeitsamt to inform the gov that my wife has started to work ... this also ties to the tax part since B permits are taxed at source.

Hope this helps ... happy job hunting!
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