Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Permits/visas/government  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 31.05.2011, 18:02
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Biel
Posts: 17
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 6 Times in 3 Posts
cec16aub has no particular reputation at present
Polish person's status in Switzerland?

Hi,

I am a dual national of Switzerland and the UK. I have been living in the UK for a few years with my partner who only has a Polish passport despite not having lived in Poland for about the last 7-10 years. This year I moved to Switzerland and would very much like him to join me, but I don't know if Poland is considered to be a full part of the EU and therefore whether he would be covered to work here under the bilateral agreement..

As I have a Swiss passport anyway, I don't know anything about permits.. Any advice welcome!

Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 31.05.2011, 19:04
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Dübi
Posts: 548
Groaned at 14 Times in 11 Posts
Thanked 419 Times in 242 Posts
Jaceq has earned the respect of manyJaceq has earned the respect of manyJaceq has earned the respect of many
Re: Polish person's status in Switzerland?

Poland is now part of free movement of persons between EU and CH so she will be treated like any other EU national (except EU-2 - Bulgaria and Romania).
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01.06.2011, 10:33
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Europe
Posts: 9
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mobas has no particular reputation at present
Re: Polish person's status in Switzerland?

Isn't only EU 15 who are allowed to go to Switzerland without work visa?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01.06.2011, 12:21
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 393
Groaned at 20 Times in 14 Posts
Thanked 168 Times in 104 Posts
Superfast is considered unworthySuperfast is considered unworthySuperfast is considered unworthy
Re: Polish person's status in Switzerland?

It was EU17 but now (it has days the new law) every EU except bulgaria and romania can come to Switzerland freely.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01.06.2011, 12:22
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Europe
Posts: 9
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mobas has no particular reputation at present
Re: Polish person's status in Switzerland?

Quote:
View Post
It was EU17 but now (it has days the new law) every EU except bulgaria and romania can come to Switzerland freely.
Good Info... And to get the work visa?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01.06.2011, 13:01
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Dübi
Posts: 548
Groaned at 14 Times in 11 Posts
Thanked 419 Times in 242 Posts
Jaceq has earned the respect of manyJaceq has earned the respect of manyJaceq has earned the respect of many
Re: Polish person's status in Switzerland?

Polish (as all other EU-25) do not need work visa / permit only residence permit.
To get that you basically apply for a job, once you have it, you go to Switzerland and you have 14 days after arrival to register / apply for your residence permit (you have to have signed work contract then).
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01.06.2011, 14:26
KB88111
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Polish person's status in Switzerland?

also, do note that Switzerland has a remarkably progressive attitude (for such a conservative nation) towards same-sex partnerships. So you would be able to relocate to the country with relatively few issues.

on the other side of things, you have to work for a given time before you get social handouts so it would be advisable to have a job for one of you when you come.

The initial OMG WTFBBQ attitude of the latest EU nations to get free movement has died down as it seems only about 3000 people from those state have arrived. The buses were cancelled, it seems
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01.06.2011, 17:32
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: abroad
Posts: 184
Groaned at 4 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
cool11 is considered unworthycool11 is considered unworthycool11 is considered unworthy
Re: Polish person's status in Switzerland?

Quote:
View Post
Poland is now part of free movement of persons between EU and CH so she will be treated like any other EU national (except EU-2 - Bulgaria and Romania).
Quote:
View Post
It was EU17 but now (it has days the new law) every EU except bulgaria and romania can come to Switzerland freely.

To summarize it:

- An EU person can come and stay in Switzerland, with just residence permit? No time limit exists?

- If an EU person gets an additional work permit, would it be possible to bring his EU partner to live together in Switzerland, even if the partner do not work? Can we assume permit is given in most cases without problems? (generally speaking)
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11.06.2011, 21:09
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: abroad
Posts: 184
Groaned at 4 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
cool11 is considered unworthycool11 is considered unworthycool11 is considered unworthy
Re: Polish person's status in Switzerland?

Anyone to specify the thoughts above?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11.06.2011, 21:27
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Dübi
Posts: 548
Groaned at 14 Times in 11 Posts
Thanked 419 Times in 242 Posts
Jaceq has earned the respect of manyJaceq has earned the respect of manyJaceq has earned the respect of many
Re: Polish person's status in Switzerland?

A EU-25 national (whole EU except Bulgaria and Romania), can go to switzerland and is he / she has a job apply for a residence permit.
If that person has a contract for less than one year he / she will get L residence permit.
If contract is 12 months or more (or open-ended) he / she will get B residence permit.
No work permit is needed.

Now, if he / she want's to bring a spouse they can use 'family reunion' and a spouse will get same permit as main person.

I don't know how it works if guys aren't married, you might want to write federal migrations office, THEIR PAGE they will respond in few days (unless you will find answer in their FAQ) in english
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12.06.2011, 18:27
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: abroad
Posts: 184
Groaned at 4 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
cool11 is considered unworthycool11 is considered unworthycool11 is considered unworthy
Re: Polish person's status in Switzerland?

Nice info Jaceq.
I think both the cec16aub(topic starter) and I, we talk about bringing a eu national without having a job, depending on a eu national that already has a job and residence permit.
This is the case and of course there are federal and maybe cantonal regulations about it.
But we talk about it, if somebody already has real-life experience in this case. (not just a formal respond which could be generic)
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12.06.2011, 18:55
swissbob
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
View Post
To summarize it:

- An EU person can come and stay in Switzerland, with just residence permit? No time limit exists?
No.

Quote:
View Post
- If an EU person gets an additional work permit, would it be possible to bring his EU partner to live together in Switzerland, even if the partner do not work? Can we assume permit is given in most cases without problems? (generally speaking)
An EU national does not need a work permit as such. The rest depends on whether the partner is married (easy), gay (easy), or unmarried heterosexual (more difficult).
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 15.06.2011, 11:42
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Biel
Posts: 17
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 6 Times in 3 Posts
cec16aub has no particular reputation at present
Re: Polish person's status in Switzerland?

Cool11 is right.

I'm a Swiss National and I recently started working in Switzerland, however I miss my boyfriend who is still working in London but has a Polish passport. He's not against moving over here, but we need to gather all the information we can about how we can do this with minimal hassle.

He's also worried about how Polish people are looked upon in Switzerland.. and how difficult it might be for him to be accepted for a job/to start up on his own. He is self-employed in the UK.

If anyone has any experience, then I'd love to hear it!

Thank you :-)
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 15.06.2011, 11:53
swissbob
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Polish person's status in Switzerland?

Quote:
View Post
Cool11 is right.

I'm a Swiss National and I recently started working in Switzerland, however I miss my boyfriend who is still working in London but has a Polish passport. He's not against moving over here, but we need to gather all the information we can about how we can do this with minimal hassle.

He's also worried about how Polish people are looked upon in Switzerland.. and how difficult it might be for him to be accepted for a job/to start up on his own. He is self-employed in the UK.

If anyone has any experience, then I'd love to hear it!

Thank you :-)

Not a problem - he can come and set up as self employed.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 16.06.2011, 16:30
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Zurich
Posts: 9
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
dusio has no particular reputation at present
Re: Polish person's status in Switzerland?

I'm Polish and have been here for about 1.5yrs, also previously worked in London and have not faced any discrimination - so don't think there is anything to fear!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 17.06.2011, 12:47
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Biel
Posts: 17
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 6 Times in 3 Posts
cec16aub has no particular reputation at present
Re: Polish person's status in Switzerland?

Quote:
View Post
I'm Polish and have been here for about 1.5yrs, also previously worked in London and have not faced any discrimination - so don't think there is anything to fear!
Thank you! That's really helpful. What field do you work in, and how are you enjoying life over here?
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 17.06.2011, 13:45
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Vaud
Posts: 4,518
Groaned at 491 Times in 320 Posts
Thanked 4,099 Times in 1,952 Posts
CorsebouTheReturn has a reputation beyond reputeCorsebouTheReturn has a reputation beyond reputeCorsebouTheReturn has a reputation beyond reputeCorsebouTheReturn has a reputation beyond reputeCorsebouTheReturn has a reputation beyond reputeCorsebouTheReturn has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Polish person's status in Switzerland?

Note that if that person tries to obtain car insurance in Switzerland, and put "nationality: polish" then it will be quite higher price.

At least true for Allianz, comparison made with french/polish nationality:
+ 500chf

Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 17.06.2011, 18:12
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Lyss
Posts: 910
Groaned at 37 Times in 29 Posts
Thanked 883 Times in 434 Posts
glinaa has a reputation beyond reputeglinaa has a reputation beyond reputeglinaa has a reputation beyond reputeglinaa has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Polish person's status in Switzerland?

Quote:
View Post
Note that if that person tries to obtain car insurance in Switzerland, and put "nationality: polish" then it will be quite higher price.

At least true for Allianz, comparison made with french/polish nationality:
+ 500chf

No problems with Zurich Connect though.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 03.09.2011, 08:21
Arek Kasprowski's Avatar
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Zurich Oerlikon ZH
Posts: 28
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Arek Kasprowski has no particular reputation at present
Re: Polish person's status in Switzerland?

Quote:
View Post
Note that if that person tries to obtain car insurance in Switzerland, and put "nationality: polish" then it will be quite higher price.

At least true for Allianz, comparison made with french/polish nationality:
+ 500chf

At Allianz that I work, that is simply not true. Generally talking people compare and believe as far as blind and comparison programms are not perfect. The biggest comparison-service in Switzerland ist continously not updated. Do not believe all what they are trying to tell you. I can show you that at Allianz that I work, French or Polish nationality did not have different premium for insure their cars. Just ask me first - write no things like that, please.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 11.10.2012, 13:27
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: abroad
Posts: 184
Groaned at 4 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
cool11 is considered unworthycool11 is considered unworthycool11 is considered unworthy
Re: Polish person's status in Switzerland?

As an eu-national , when I will get the work-residence permit:
if I can afford to supply what it takes for a polish partner to live with me, is there any problem to bring her in Switzerland and stay with me, even though she will not have a job?

If I gain enough money or any other means of living, and I show them to migration authorities, will they allow me to bring her with me?
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Legal status of subrenting in Switzerland Jagermeister Housing in general 10 27.05.2011 01:48
Polish aupair (Murten/Fribourg/Switzerland) magufee Introductions 1 28.09.2010 22:29
Buying a Polish Registered LHD in UK and bringing to Switzerland ibk Transportation/driving 1 04.07.2008 20:22


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 04:12.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0