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Obtaining new permit for the first time

Hi,

I got info from immigration that I need only my ID / Passport and Signed work contract to get my permit.
I did some reading here and people say the also need an address in CH.
So.. do I need some kind of address confirmation (eg. a letter), or do I just have to provide address so my permit will be sent there?
Also, I was informed that I need to do it 'at local authorities'... what does it mean?
Is there a special place that does B/L permits or is it just police?
I will be coming to Zurich (or somewhere close to it), advice, info appreciate.

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Re: Obtaining new permit for the first time

No one can advice on this??
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Re: Obtaining new permit for the first time

This has been covered many times so I guess that's why you don't have too many answers.

I assume you'll be living in Switzerland when you go apply for your permit, no? Give them the address you are living at. They when you move you will go down and give them the change of address and pay the change of address fee.

You need to go to the foreigners office. I don't know Zurich. But go to the town hall/admin building and they will tell you where to go. Or read a bit on Zurich.ch and that should tell you.
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Re: Obtaining new permit for the first time

Hi Jacek,

Since I just went through this process, I can be of some assistance. First and foremost, I hope your German language skills are solid.

You will need the following: contract from employer, passport, local address and be either signed up, or further along in the process of acquiring health insurance. The address to file for a permit and other:
Migrationsamt
Berninastrasse 45
8090 Zürich.

Their hours of operation are from 8-12 and 1300-1630. In filing your paperwork with them, I believe you'll need $120sfr and a passport photo, to boot. Regarding the photo, it doesn't have to be a standard sized passport photo, but one that is official enough to be placed on official documents. Further, if you don't have a photo with you, in the lobby of the building is a photo machine, and for $5-6sfrs you'll receive 6 photos.

Last point, they will not give you your Permit until you are signed up with health insurance. So start that investigation ASAP.

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Re: Obtaining new permit for the first time

Thank you for that, no one told me about health insurance before!

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This has been covered many times so I guess that's why you don't have too many answers.

I assume you'll be living in Switzerland when you go apply for your permit, no? Give them the address you are living at. They when you move you will go down and give them the change of address and pay the change of address fee.

You need to go to the foreigners office. I don't know Zurich. But go to the town hall/admin building and they will tell you where to go. Or read a bit on Zurich.ch and that should tell you.
I think he'll just need to go to the Kreisburo and arrange it there. No need to go to the immigrations office as far as I can tell.
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I think he'll just need to go to the Kreisburo and arrange it there. No need to go to the immigrations office as far as I can tell.
I am EU national if that matters, so I don't need work permit, just residence permit.
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I am EU national if that matters, so I don't need work permit, just residence permit.
That does not matter, everyone needs to register at the Kreisburo, EU or not. Once registered there, you'll permit will be send to the given address.
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That does not matter, everyone needs to register at the Kreisburo, EU or not. Once registered there, you'll permit will be send to the given address.
I am aware I need to register, the question was / is where and what are requirements.
In regard to Kreisburo, I guess I will need to go to my local one depending on my address, is that correct?
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Re: Obtaining new permit for the first time

Hi Jacek,

My wife is German, and we both had to go to the address I shared with you earlier. Good luck, and don't be discouraged by a little time/patience necessary to achieve your interests.

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Hi Jacek,

My wife is German, and we both had to go to the address I shared with you earlier. Good luck, and don't be discouraged by a little time/patience necessary to achieve your interests.

Cheers.
Thanks a lot! I will get in touch with them before I come over.
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Re: Obtaining new permit for the first time

You just have to go to your local Kriesbuero or Gemindehaus if you are outside of the city. They can do all the work for you (for a small fee of course).

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You just have to go to your local Kriesbuero or Gemindehaus if you are outside of the city. They can do all the work for you (for a small fee of course).
If it's a small commune they will do everything there. If it's big one ask the front desk & they will tell you want room/department/building to go to.
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Re: Obtaining new permit for the first time

I actually have one more question.
No one is really able to tell me how long will it take for me to get my permit (EU-B, they confirmed that I will get this one).
So question is, since I do not need a work permit in Switzerland, am I allowed to work after I apply for residence permit but before actually getting it?

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Hi Jacek,

Since I just went through this process, I can be of some assistance. First and foremost, I hope your German language skills are solid.

You will need the following: contract from employer, passport, local address and be either signed up, or further along in the process of acquiring health insurance. The address to file for a permit and other:
Migrationsamt
Berninastrasse 45
8090 Zürich.

Their hours of operation are from 8-12 and 1300-1630. In filing your paperwork with them, I believe you'll need $120sfr and a passport photo, to boot. Regarding the photo, it doesn't have to be a standard sized passport photo, but one that is official enough to be placed on official documents. Further, if you don't have a photo with you, in the lobby of the building is a photo machine, and for $5-6sfrs you'll receive 6 photos.

Last point, they will not give you your Permit until you are signed up with health insurance. So start that investigation ASAP.

Cheers
Hi,

I was informed by migrationsamt that I have to go to my local Einwohnerkontrolle (eg. Kreiseburo) to get that sorted.
So I contacted my 'to be'
Einwohnerkontrolle and they explicitly said I need ONLY my passport and work contract.
They also said that they will send my papers to Migrationsamt and they will issue my permit...
I wonder how come migrationsamt says they also need a rental lease and local
Einwohnerkontrolle say they don't... weird
ps. Also, Federal Migrations Office informed me that I will need only my passport and job contract.
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I actually have one more question.
No one is really able to tell me how long will it take for me to get my permit (EU-B, they confirmed that I will get this one).
So question is, since I do not need a work permit in Switzerland, am I allowed to work after I apply for residence permit but before actually getting it?

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