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Tying a knot in Australia

Hello all . This is Sid from Oz . This is my first thread .. and i am so happy to find english forum

Any ways ...my girlfriend is Swiss and we been in a relation for quite some time and living in long distance relation seeing each other when ever we can ... though its a long distance, now time is come to live together and we planning that she would visit Australia and we will get married in Australia registered under Australian law.. but after one or two years we would both like to go and settle back in Swiss

I got few questions on this
1) Should i apply my Visa from Australia before we leave for Swiss
2) Do we have to marry again under Swiss law
3) I assume it will be B permit
4) Will I be allowed to switch jobs on B permit
5) Also i am not clear on one thing if on B permit are we allowed to travel out side Swiss and Europe .
6) In case i travel or come back and stay in Oz for a year would this jeopardise my B Permit and C Permit time lines

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Old 06.07.2011, 14:51
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Re: Tying a knot in Australia

You are definitely Australian, right? Asking because, while our colonial cousins are known to slaughter the English language, yours reads more like a non-native English speaker?
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Old 06.07.2011, 16:38
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You are definitely Australian, right? Asking because, while our colonial cousins are known to slaughter the English language, yours reads more like a non-native English speaker?
I think you've got your adjectives mixed up there, I think you meant to say the evolution of the English language, not the slaughter of the English language. But yeah I had the same thought, mate

As to the OP, can't answer all your questions, but:

1) yes, it is easier to. The visa application will go through the Australian Consulate and its much easier to pick it up in Sydney than fly back from CH to get it. Plus you don't know how long it will take to be approved, and you can only stay in CH for 90 days on a tourist visa.
2) I would assume not
3) No idea, depends on several factors and it is generally dangerous to assume anything with immigration departments
4) yes
5) um,...yes
6) yes, you must be resident in CH for a certain period of time per year and not absent from the country for more than certain lengths of time also - although I don't know exactly what these times are.

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Thanks Mawler .. gives me a better picture now ..

Swissbob dont know what you mean by non native English speaker .. but thanks for being helpful

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Swissbob dont know what you mean by non native English speaker .. but thanks for being helpful
As an example calling Switzerland "Swiss" is something our asian mates tend to do - literal translation from Suisse. Someone with English as their mother tongue would not make that mistake
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As an example calling Switzerland "Swiss" is something our asian mates tend to do - literal translation from Suisse. Someone with English as their mother tongue would not make that mistake
ach so das .. i was bit lazy Swiss aka Switzerlandbob
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Re: Tying a knot in Australia

And, Sid, this is an example of impotent english frustration at being, well, english really.

See they didn't get to go live in a land of beer an beaches and it's made them quite snakey. And they think that just because they invented Monty Python, they are all comedians.

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The OP is certainly not a native speaker of English, but I guess that wouldn't preclude him from being an Australian citizen - or would it?
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Re: Tying a knot in Australia

I know the answers to some of your questions:

You do not have to marry again under Swiss law. You will though have to register at the Swiss embassy in Australia after the marriage, so that it goes through the system that your Swiss girlfriend has married you. When you come to Switzerland with your now wife, you will get a 5-year B visa. She has to come with you to show that you have permanent ties to Switzerland. You will be allowed to switch jobs without a problem. The visa will be renewed after 5 years as long as you are both still in Switzerland. You can travel freely within Europe (as you could on your Aussie passport), but you can not work freely within Europe, only Switzerland.

For the traveling back and forth, the visa will have to be returned if you leave the country (deregister). But upon your return with your wife, you would be issued another 5-year B visa. The leaving part has the most effect on the ability to at one point get Swiss citizenship, but it does not affect your B visa as long as you are married and your wife is also in Switzerland.

I have been going through the same laws as a Canadian marrying a Swiss. We originally planned to marry in Canada, but due to the time it takes to process a foreign marriage to give me a B visa, we decided to marry in Switzerland. Since you plan to have 1-2 years in between your marriage and you going to Switzerland, the time should be sufficient.

I hope this helped.
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Although he doesn't even say he's that either, does he
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nup. there are quite a lot of people in australia that don't even speak english. but we treat it worse than the swiss do people not being able to speak schweizerdeutch. not speaking english is like not wiping after going to the loo, or not drinking beer on a friday afternoon. it's a terrible terrible faux pas.

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As an example calling Switzerland "Swiss" is something our asian mates tend to do - literal translation from Suisse. Someone with English as their mother tongue would not make that mistake
are you not supposed to refer to switzerland as 'swiss'?? i know switzerland is the correct name but i frequently use swiss as a shortened nickname.
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Re: Tying a knot in Australia

The OP is probably more Aussie than I am, because he uses "jeopardise" while I'd still type "jeopardize".

However as an Asian Australian brother I hereby testify that I never mixed up Swiss with Switzerland. One is adjective & the other is noun. Can't be more different.
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are you not supposed to refer to switzerland as 'swiss'?? i know switzerland is the correct name but i frequently use swiss as a shortened nickname.
The people are Swiss. The cheese is Swiss. The cows are Swiss. The country is Switzerland
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The people are Swiss. The cheese is Swiss. The cows are Swiss. The country is Switzerland
And the pedantry above is most certainly British
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And the pedantry above is most certainly British
Indeed. I used to live in British. Now and again I go back to British for a visit
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Re: Tying a knot in Australia

Hi Sid_G

Welcome to the forum and congrats on your engagement. All the best for your big day

Sorry about those who seem to feel the need to rubbish your English / question your citizenship. Welcome to Switzerland

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