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Old 28.04.2011, 08:13
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Work Permit Dilemma

Hello,

I have a problem that Id like to discuss. I started a new job in Zurich in february, I had some family issues at home and ended up quitting the position. My manager understood the circumstances and allowed me to leave without working out the notice period. I left Switzerland and returned to Ireland to sort things out. so - I managed to land an interview for some contract work to keep me ticking over, again in switzerland.
The problem is - the new employer will presumably apply for a work permit for me - but I already have one. My concern is that if I tell the new employer that - "yes i only worked a couple of months before ", they will have issues about my staying power etc. The new position will be in the canton Vaud, so I guess id have to transfer the permit anyways. Any ideas how I could get out of this awkward situation? Or am I making a mountain out of a molehill?

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Re: Work Permit Dialema

You need to tell your employer in Vaud about your existing work permit. This will actually make it easier for them as it only involves transfering cantons, registering a new employer and NOT a 'new' permit application.

This makes telling your employer an imperative!

It would have have been wiser to inform your new employer just after you received the offer, but it is not too late to do so. There is really no need to get into a lot of details on your previous situation and a brief explanation that it was a 'personal' family situation would suffice.
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Hello,

I have a problem that Id like to discuss. I started a new job in Zurich in february, I had some family issues at home and ended up quitting the position. My manager understood the circumstances and allowed me to leave without working out the notice period. I left Switzerland and returned to Ireland to sort things out. so - I managed to land an interview for some contract work to keep me ticking over, again in switzerland.
The problem is - the new employer will presumably apply for a work permit for me - but I already have one. My concern is that if I tell the new employer that - "yes i only worked a couple of months before ", they will have issues about my staying power etc. The new position will be in the canton Vaud, so I guess id have to transfer the permit anyways. Any ideas how I could get out of this awkward situation? Or am I making a mountain out of a molehill?

Cheers

Eugan
Hi Eugan,

I left Zurich before but I was told to de-register, otherwise I would have to keep paying health insurance until I returned. If you don't want to tell your new company just de-register and cancel your current work visa. Then your new employer can go through the normal process.
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Old 28.04.2011, 15:08
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You need to tell your employer in Vaud about your existing work permit. This will actually make it easier for them as it only involves transfering cantons, registering a new employer and NOT a 'new' permit application.

This makes telling your employer an imperative!

It would have have been wiser to inform your new employer just after you received the offer, but it is not too late to do so. There is really no need to get into a lot of details on your previous situation and a brief explanation that it was a 'personal' family situation would suffice.
Couldn't be more wrong if you worked at it.
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Old 28.04.2011, 15:10
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Hello,

I have a problem that Id like to discuss. I started a new job in Zurich in february, I had some family issues at home and ended up quitting the position. My manager understood the circumstances and allowed me to leave without working out the notice period. I left Switzerland and returned to Ireland to sort things out. so - I managed to land an interview for some contract work to keep me ticking over, again in switzerland.
The problem is - the new employer will presumably apply for a work permit for me - but I already have one. My concern is that if I tell the new employer that - "yes i only worked a couple of months before ", they will have issues about my staying power etc. The new position will be in the canton Vaud, so I guess id have to transfer the permit anyways. Any ideas how I could get out of this awkward situation? Or am I making a mountain out of a molehill?

Cheers

Eugan
You don't need a work permit. What you have is a residence permit. Nothing to do with your employer. Just turn up at the local town hall with a copy of your contract and register. If you want to avoid an extra 40 chf or so charge pop into ZH and deregister first.

Simples.
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Old 28.04.2011, 17:59
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You don't need a work permit. What you have is a residence permit. Nothing to do with your employer. Just turn up at the local town hall with a copy of your contract and register. If you want to avoid an extra 40 chf or so charge pop into ZH and deregister first.

Simples.
Hi, from my last experince of Switzerland, the employer applied for the residence/work permit on my behalf. What Im trying to avoid is the employer submitting documentation for me only to be told by the canton that I already have a residence permit.
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Old 28.04.2011, 18:00
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Hi Eugan,

I left Zurich before but I was told to de-register, otherwise I would have to keep paying health insurance until I returned. If you don't want to tell your new company just de-register and cancel your current work visa. Then your new employer can go through the normal process.
Hi there, yes I already derigistered, but does that automatically cancel my residence permit too? As far as I know, the permit stays valid for six months then expires if you dont come back to switzerland.

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Hello,

I have a problem that Id like to discuss. I started a new job in Zurich in february, I had some family issues at home and ended up quitting the position. My manager understood the circumstances and allowed me to leave without working out the notice period. I left Switzerland and returned to Ireland to sort things out. so - I managed to land an interview for some contract work to keep me ticking over, again in switzerland.
The problem is - the new employer will presumably apply for a work permit for me - but I already have one. My concern is that if I tell the new employer that - "yes i only worked a couple of months before ", they will have issues about my staying power etc. The new position will be in the canton Vaud, so I guess id have to transfer the permit anyways. Any ideas how I could get out of this awkward situation? Or am I making a mountain out of a molehill?

Cheers

Eugan
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Hi there, yes I already derigistered, but does that automatically cancel my residence permit too? As far as I know, the permit stays valid for six months then expires if you dont come back to switzerland.

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It seems very strange that your employer would apply for your work permit for you. If you are an EU citizen they don't need to do that. Listen to SwissBob.

Yes. If you de-registered then your permit is no longer valid.
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