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Old 11.05.2011, 16:14
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L-Permit question

Hi all,

My wife and I are planning to move to Geneva to live and work.
We are in the process of looking for employment and both hold British passports.
I understand that we have 3 months to apply for an "L" permit which is usually valid for between 3 months and a year. If we then secure employment which is greater than 12 months we are eligable for a "B" permit.

My question is what happens when this L permit expires and neither of us have secured employment?
Must we permanently leave Switzerland?
Can we leave the country for a day/week/month(?) and then come back with the full 3/6 months available to us?
Or is there scope to extend the permit?

I have checked other threads but can't find the answer.
Any advice is much appreciated.
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Hi all,

My wife and I are planning to move to Geneva to live and work.
We are in the process of looking for employment and both hold British passports.
I understand that we have 3 months to apply for an "L" permit which is usually valid for between 3 months and a year. If we then secure employment which is greater than 12 months we are eligable for a "B" permit.

My question is what happens when this L permit expires and neither of us have secured employment?
Must we permanently leave Switzerland?
Can we leave the country for a day/week/month(?) and then come back with the full 3/6 months available to us?
Or is there scope to extend the permit?

I have checked other threads but can't find the answer.
Any advice is much appreciated.

90 days with in 180 days. So when you leave you can't come back for another 90 days.
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Old 12.05.2011, 09:02
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I understand that we have 3 months to apply for an "L" permit which is usually valid for between 3 months and a year. If we then secure employment which is greater than 12 months we are eligable for a "B" permit.
You understand wrong.

If you take up residence then you should apply for a job seekers B permit. This will be issued for 3 months and then can be extended to 6 months. On finding a job as opposed to a contract it will be extended into the normal 5 year B permit.
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Old 12.05.2011, 10:11
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Re: L-Permit question

Thanks for your responses.
Is the 90 days a hard and fast rule?
If we can prove we have adequate savings to support ourselves while we continue to look for employment can we possibly look to extend the validity of the permit?
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