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Cooling period for reapplying the visa

Hi folks,

I would like to know the cooling period for reapplying the swiss visa after expiring the D work permit.

Actually i'm holding the D work permit and it will expire on October 15th.

Question here is:
1) Is there any cooling period for reapplying the swiss visa immediately after reaching to india.
2) Is there any extension for D work permit from Switzerland only?
3) Provide a procedure for applying long term visa which means at least one year and should have chance to extent the visa based on employer request?
As i heard that if i get a L work permit, i have chance to extent the visa period upto 2 years but i'm looking for better opportunity to stay here for longer period.
Hence, then requesting to provide clear information on the same for my clarity.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 06.08.2011, 23:21
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Re: Cooling period for reapplying the visa

I am confused. What is a "D" work permit ?

I know a "D" visa is a permission to enter switzerland for residency purposes (but could be for work, or as a spouse or dependent family member, or could be for a student).

But the actual 'work permits' are usually 'L' or 'B' or 'C' for Non-EU.
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Old 06.08.2011, 23:26
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Re: Cooling period for reapplying the visa

I think you should read through lots of threads on visa issues - use the search engine here on the forum - then you will understand...

If you are already in Switzerland, then I assume you already have permission to work, and probably on a short-term L permit (based on your description of being on a short-term work contract).

There really isn't anything you can do about it - work your contract, and then go home again, and try again with a new job or a new employer...

But for Non-EU it relies on having an employer who can prove that they cannot find anyone in the EU to do the job, and that you have high level skills and qualifications. The usual process is first year on the L, second year on the L, then the employer puts in another application, and if you are lucky they agree that you can stay, and they give you the B,...the B renews for several years as long as you continue to have employment (although they might renew it if you are unemployed) and then eventually a C (permanent residents) permit...
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Old 06.08.2011, 23:30
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I am confused. What is a "D" work permit ?

I know a "D" visa is a permission to enter switzerland for residency purposes (but could be for work, or as a spouse or dependent family member, or could be for a student).

But the actual 'work permits' are usually 'L' or 'B' or 'C' for Non-EU.
D is a short term work permit which would allow the person to stay for 4 months.

Coming to your question - It is not a compulsory cooling period if you are applying for an L from D- but it is safe to apply after 2 months after you had left Swiss. But officially you could apply immediately as well but the chances of getting rejected or more which is a risk no company would take.

But if you want to apply for another D then there is a cooling period of 3 months from the date of your first D expiry.

After you come on L you can get an extension for another year & then better you move back to india & reapply for another L after 4 months.

Applying for B is a high risk again. you will understand if you browse the forum anyways .

Hope i answered all your questions.

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Old 07.08.2011, 09:16
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Re: Cooling period for reapplying the visa

I disagree... with both these pieces of information.

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D is a short term work permit which would allow the person to stay for 4 months.

and ....

After you come on L you can get an extension for another year & then better you move back to india & reapply for another L after 4 months.

Applying for B is a high risk again. you will understand if you browse the forum anyways ..
I looked everywhere on the internet for information about a 'D' work permit and did not find one.

For example:
http://jobera.com/work-permits/work-...rk-permit.html
They list "A", "B", "C", "G" and "L"

It found information about a D visa but this is only a short term (90 day) permission to enter switzerland.

There are many foreigners in Switzerland who had no problem having their L permits converted to B permits after the two year period. Going back home would make no difference - the permits were re-approved whilst they were still located locally.

And another comment, the employer doesn't apply for an "L" or a "B" - they apply for a "Short Term" or a "Long Term" - it's up to the migration authorities whether they allocate an L or a B depending on their own rules, and whether they consider the project a long or short term one.

There are various classifications of L permit - some are short and some are 1 year renewable. Personally, ours were issued for work which has no end point (ongoing work contract) and they were in fact 'pre-approved' as an L for two years, the employer just had to inform the authorities that we were still employed, and a new dossier was submitted (they re-advertised our job and recieved no suitable local applicants) and so the authorities granted the B.
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D is a short term work permit which would allow the person to stay for 4 months.
The 4 month work permit is a short term L permit. As Swisspea mentions, you are confusing this with the entry visa.

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Coming to your question - It is not a compulsory cooling period if you are applying for an L from D- but it is safe to apply after 2 months after you had left Swiss. But officially you could apply immediately as well but the chances of getting rejected or more which is a risk no company would take.
If you mean applying from a short term L permit to a longer (than 4 months) L permit the waiting period is compulsory and is 4 months.

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But if you want to apply for another D then there is a cooling period of 3 months from the date of your first D expiry.
Again, read short term L for your D and the waiting period is actually 4 months.

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After you come on L you can get an extension for another year & then better you move back to india & reapply for another L after 4 months.
The waiting period after completing longer stay L permits is 1 year.
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The 4 month work permit is a short term L permit. As Swisspea mentions, you are confusing this with the entry visa.



If you mean applying from a short term L permit to a longer (than 4 months) L permit the waiting period is compulsory and is 4 months.



Again, read short term L for your D and the waiting period is actually 4 months.



The waiting period after completing longer stay L permits is 1 year.

Not true guys.

I will post my visa after removing my name & photo in which you will come to know what i say is true . Expect the pics tomorrow.
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Not true guys.

I will post my visa after removing my name & photo in which you will come to know what i say is true . Expect the pics tomorrow.
The VISA allows entry to the country, and a stay of a certain duration, for a specified purpose. This must be obtained prior to entry to Switzerland.

The PERMIT is a separate document or card, which can be issued while you're in Switzerland, which allows you to live &/or work here for a longer time.

According to all the official Swiss sites I've searched, there is a D VISA (which it appears you and the OP have), but no D PERMIT.
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I will post my visa.
Please stop confusing the word 'Visa' with "work or residency permit". Visas are usually pasted into your passport. I have one of those. A D visa. Issued for entry to Switzerland in 2008. It had a validity of three months.

The visa allows you to enter the country, but you need a work/residency permit to stay more than 3 months. Work/residency permits are approved before you enter, but you are issued the document after you arrive and register at the Gemeinde. We were issued a temporary paper permits when we first arrived, and the card permits are a relatively new thing for Non-EU. They include your fingerprints, scanned photo and a chip.

I would be very curious to see a 'D' work permit...I don't know what that is...
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Hi folks,

I would like to know the cooling period for reapplying the swiss visa after expiring the D work permit.

Actually i'm holding the D work permit and it will expire on October 15th.

Question here is:
1) Is there any cooling period for reapplying the swiss visa immediately after reaching to india.
2) Is there any extension for D work permit from Switzerland only?
3) Provide a procedure for applying long term visa which means at least one year and should have chance to extent the visa based on employer request?
As i heard that if i get a L work permit, i have chance to extent the visa period upto 2 years but i'm looking for better opportunity to stay here for longer period.
Hence, then requesting to provide clear information on the same for my clarity.

Thanks in advance.

Regards
Kiran Devalla
I can answer your questions because it has happened with me last year.

1) Is there any cooling period for reapplying the swiss visa immediately after reaching to india.
Yes 2 months
2) Is there any extension for D work permit from Switzerland only?
Not possible. D to L conversion/extension is not possible
3) Provide a procedure for applying long term visa which means at least one year and should have chance to extent the visa based on employer request?
After 2 months your employer can apply for L Visa for you
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Not true...
Yes true.... and clearly written into law
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Old 07.08.2011, 21:43
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1) Is there any cooling period for reapplying the swiss visa immediately after reaching to india.
Yes 2 months
We are talking about work permits, not visas.

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After 2 months your employer can apply for L Visa for you
There is no such thing as an L visa.
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