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Housewife with expiring C permit

Does anyone know what i can do about this? My previous jobs work permit, the C permit expires this year. My contract came to an end actually last year after my maternity leave expired. I'm not in work apart from housewifery, does this entitle me to any help from the govt.? -at a guess, i think not.
main question is what do i get to prove i am a legal citizen here, i mean to replace the C permit. I'm married to a full swiss citizen since March 2010 but that doesn't entitle me to a swiss pass or ID for many years yet.
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Old 08.09.2011, 15:46
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Does anyone know what i can do about this? My previous jobs work permit, the C permit expires this year. My contract came to an end actually last year after my maternity leave expired. I'm not in work apart from housewifery, does this entitle me to any help from the govt.? -at a guess, i think not.
main question is what do i get to prove i am a legal citizen here, i mean to replace the C permit. I'm married to a full swiss citizen since March 2010 but that doesn't entitle me to a swiss pass or ID for many years yet.
You need to go and renew your C permit. In fact, they should have sent you the papers. Does the commune have your current address?

You are not entitled to any "help from the govt" as you should be supported by your husband.
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Re: Housewife with expiring C permit

Yep, Go along and ask them to renew it. Should not be a problem as you should have already notified them when you were married and the birth of your child.
Did your H tell you he gets a monthly child allowance in his pay check?
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Old 08.09.2011, 16:04
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Re: Housewife with expiring C permit

I didn't know that C permit's expire !?
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Old 08.09.2011, 16:23
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I didn't know that C permit's expire !?
Me too. B permits are renewable .... until a certain time lapse ... then apply for and - hopefully - you get a C permit .... which does not require re-newing.....?
And the C permit is the one that leads to the Little Red Book ... eventually.
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Old 08.09.2011, 16:26
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I didn't know that C permit's expire !?
It's like your driver's license and passport. You just have to renew it.
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Old 08.09.2011, 18:05
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I didn't know that C permit's expire !?
Depends on where you're from. EU/EEA C permits expire after 5 years. Otherwise they may expire earlier.

As you are married to a Swiss citizen, your permit can be renewed on this basis instead of your previous vocational basis.
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Me too. B permits are renewable .... until a certain time lapse ... then apply for and - hopefully - you get a C permit .... which does not require re-newing.....?
And the C permit is the one that leads to the Little Red Book ... eventually.
C permits are renewable, they have an adminsitrative expiry date. Entitlement to settlement is retained provided you continue to meet the criteria (resident in CH etc.)

The C permit is not the only permit that leads to the little red book if you mean Swiss citizenship. It is only important you meet the residence requirements and have a residence permit if you apply when in Switzerland. You can therefore renew as an L, B or C permit, and technically also if stateless, an asylum permit holder here long enough etc.

Although it's proposed by the SVP, it's not currently a requirement to have a settlement permit for naturalization. I have a Swiss colleague who was granted a passport before ever getting a C for anyone in his family (all third country nationals with no "right" to a C permit as defined on the Swiss govt. webpages.
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It's like your driver's license and passport. You just have to renew it.
Yes, but drivers licenses don't expire in Switzerland.

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Yes, but drivers licenses don't expire in Switzerland.

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Ok, don't be pedantic. It's not helpful. It was just and example.
Magyir said it better " they have an adminsitrative expiry date."
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Ok, don't be pedantic. It's not helpful. It was just and example.
Magyir said it better " they have an adminsitrative expiry date."
But not drivers licenses! You NEVER need to get another!

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Old 08.09.2011, 21:31
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But not drivers licenses! You NEVER need to get another!

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Ok. You can have the last word. :P
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Does anyone know what i can do about this? My previous jobs work permit, the C permit expires this year. My contract came to an end actually last year after my maternity leave expired. I'm not in work apart from housewifery, does this entitle me to any help from the govt.? -at a guess, i think not.
I think yes. You are entitled to RAV benefits based on your previous employment. You need to apply - they will not come to you.

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main question is what do i get to prove i am a legal citizen here, i mean to replace the C permit. I'm married to a full swiss citizen since March 2010 but that doesn't entitle me to a swiss pass or ID for many years yet.
Yes it does. As the spouse of a Swiss citizen your permit renewal is a foregone conclusion.

Yet another amazing case where Swiss citizens appear to be so knowledgeable about their own regulations .
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Re: Housewife with C permit expiring soon

Thank you so much! You are obviously a very knowledgeable person. Can you tell me what RAV stands for and where i can ask about this? I assume though that any such benefit will not benefit my tax form?
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Thank you so much! You are obviously a very knowledgeable person. Can you tell me what RAV stands for and where i can ask about this? I assume though that any such benefit will not benefit my tax form?
Regional Arbeits Vermittlung RAV http://www.jobarea.ch/ueberuns/rav/
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Re: Housewife with expiring C permit

Thanks everyone, off to gemeinde in the morning to renew C permit.
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