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work-visa for EU common-law partner?

Hello,
I have been trying to figure this out from previous threads but I could not find the exact answer I need.

I am EU citizen; I am currently living in Canada but in December I will start working in Zurich on a B permit. My partner (EU) will follow me later, and will be looking for a job; I assumed that he would be given a dependant permit. The 'problem' is that we are not married; as we have been living together for 3 years, we are recognized as 'common-law' partners here in Canada. Will this be of any relevance to the Swiss authority? Should I bring the Canadian common-law partnership document with me/having it translated in German? I understand that the PACS are recognized for same-sex couples, but we are an heterosexual couple.

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Re: work-visa for EU common-law partner?

If your partner is EU he can just apply for a job-seekers permit which is valid 6 months and can be extendable depending on circumstances. Some info can be found here in French (don't know where to find it in English but am taking a chance since you are in Montreal)
http://www.binational.ch/f/fragen/arbeit.html

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Hello,
I have been trying to figure this out from previous threads but I could not find the exact answer I need.

I am EU citizen; I am currently living in Canada but in December I will start working in Zurich on a B permit. My partner (EU) will follow me later, and will be looking for a job; I assumed that he would be given a dependant permit. The 'problem' is that we are not married; as we have been living together for 3 years, we are recognized as 'common-law' partners here in Canada. Will this be of any relevance to the Swiss authority? Should I bring the Canadian common-law partnership document with me/having it translated in German? I understand that the PACS are recognized for same-sex couples, but we are an heterosexual couple.

Thanks!
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Re: work-visa for EU common-law partner?

Thanks a lot for the reply, the link is also very useful!
I was just wondering if this temporary permit makes any difference to perpsective job offerers...i.e. does it give equal chances to find a job as a dependant B permit?
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Re: work-visa for EU common-law partner?

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I have been trying to figure this out from previous threads but I could not find the exact answer I need.
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I was just wondering if this temporary permit makes any difference to perpsective job offerers...i.e. does it give equal chances to find a job as a dependant B permit?
The exact answer is in the sticky thread related to EU permits... All a EU citizen needs is a contract. Whether s/he has a dependent permit, temporary permit or no permit at all makes no difference at all as far as getting the job is concerned.
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