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Old 27.07.2011, 19:38
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D visa (family) interview with job offer

Hello Folks,

I just got a job offer (contract) in Switzerland. My wife is a EU citizen and is on a B-Permit in Switzerland already. I am a non-EU citizen and am in the process of submitting my D-Visa application which has to be done at the embassy with appointment only (two month wait time ). My residence permit was submitted three months ago (migration office).

I was under the impression that If I take the job offer/contract with me to the interview and show it to the consular, that will make my application stronger UNTIL someone told me that if I do this, it will have a negative impact on my application and the consular may tell me to apply through my employer for a work visa instead. Note that the employer offered me this position knowing that I will be coming to Switzerland in couple of months on my own so they are not sponsoring me. What should I do?

Anyone knows the correct answer or any had similar experience?
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Old 27.07.2011, 19:59
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Re: D visa (family) interview with job offer

Hello ellesfah, I'm now really confused because according to this:

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Q. Is my significant other allowed to come with me?
A. Yes.

Q. Is my significant other allowed to work?
A. Yes, provided the union is official (marriage, civil partnership), and regardless of nationality.

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The Confederation has picked up upon our wisdom and have also set up a Q&A page.
Why did you needed to apply to D visa, is this information wrong ??

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Old 27.07.2011, 20:17
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Hello ellesfah, I'm now really confused because according to this:



Why did you needed to apply to D visa, is this information wrong ??

Regards.
My wife is EU citizen so she did not need a visa but I did since I am non-EU. When her B-permit application was filed (by her employer), my residence permit application was simultaneously filed and I was told to file a D-visa application for myself at the embassy. I called the embassy many times and they told me that I do not need an appointement and when I was done with the supporting documents for the visa application, I went to the embassy and then they told me that I DO need an appointment . I made an appointment and its my turn to go fr submission (after two months). This is the standard (and correct) process since the HR at my wife's company initiated/advised all this.
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Old 27.07.2011, 20:49
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Re: D visa (family) interview with job offer

That seems very strange. My colleague just arrived on a UK passport and her husband and daughter had no problems registering at the Gemeinde. No entry visa needed as they come in as 'tourists' and no questions asked at the border, and it gets organised on arrival...

Are you on a US passport or some other country that requires a Schengen visa ? Are you legally married, and does your wife have a full 'UK' passport or citizenship, or something like a residency permit or other permit that has limitations on it ?
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My wife is EU citizen so she did not need a visa but I did since I am non-EU. When her B-permit application was filed (by her employer), my residence permit application was simultaneously filed and I was told to file a D-visa application for myself at the embassy. I called the embassy many times and they told me that I do not need an appointement and when I was done with the supporting documents for the visa application, I went to the embassy and then they told me that I DO need an appointment . I made an appointment and its my turn to go fr submission (after two months). This is the standard (and correct) process since the HR at my wife's company initiated/advised all this.
Is your wife a Romanian or Bulgarian national? If she isn't (i.e. EU 15, EU 8, Cyprus or Malta), she would enter Switzerland and apply for her B herself, with her work contract.
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Old 27.07.2011, 22:12
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Is your wife a Romanian or Bulgarian national? If she isn't (i.e. EU 15, EU 8, Cyprus or Malta), she would enter Switzerland and apply for her B herself, with her work contract.
She is Bulgarian. I should have mentioned the country in my post. Sorry for the confusion.
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She is Bulgarian. I should have mentioned the country in my post. Sorry for the confusion.
That means that non-EU rules apply for the time being. See this thread. Once your wife's visa and work permit are approved, you can live with her in Switzerland, but you need a work permit (employer sponsored) of your own.
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That seems very strange. My colleague just arrived on a UK passport and her husband and daughter had no problems registering at the Gemeinde. No entry visa needed as they come in as 'tourists' and no questions asked at the border, and it gets organised on arrival...

Are you on a US passport or some other country that requires a Schengen visa ? Are you legally married, and does your wife have a full 'UK' passport or citizenship, or something like a residency permit or other permit that has limitations on it ?
I am a Pakistani national working in USA at the moment.
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I am a Pakistani national working in USA at the moment.
A Pakistani national married to a Bulgarian will require a visa to come to Switzerland (after your wife's work permit - L or B) is approved, and also a work permit, which will need to be employer sponsored, even if applied for from within Switzerland.
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Thanks for your input guys
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