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Moving from uk to Switzerland with job offer need permit advice

I have recently recieved a job offer in lenzburg.
what do i have to do to get residency and work permits and am i able to get all this before i go out there.
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Old 07.12.2011, 13:11
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Re: Moving from uk to Switzerland with job offer need permit advice

as a uk citizen your entitled to them automatically, you have to get here first, stroll along to the town hall, give them a copy of your work contract etc, sign some forms, pay a fee and that's it

within 14 days of getting here iirc
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Re: Moving from uk to Switzerland with job offer need permit advice

As a Scot, you are EU and need visit the City Council of Lenzburg with your passport, employment agreement and rental agreement, a formality basically and the permit will take anywhere between 2 weeks to 2 months to be issued ( but you are allowed to work and live the moment you arrive - best to register with the City Council within 8 days of arrival ).
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Re: Moving from uk to Switzerland with job offer need permit advice

Thanks very much guys this is what i thought but just stressing out and had to make sure thanks again.
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Thanks very much guys this is what i thought but just stressing out and had to make sure thanks again.

the swiss make paying fee's simple
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Re: Moving from uk to Switzerland with job offer need permit advice

what happens if you dont register within the first 2 weeks?
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Re: Moving from uk to Switzerland with job offer need permit advice

In addition to the above you will also need to provide proof of health insurance or give an undertaking that this is being obtained. I got my B permit on this basis but was actively chased after until I got the Insurance paperwork to them to prove I had cover. Regards Phil
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what happens if you dont register within the first 2 weeks?
Nothing...

The 14 days is when you need to register your address with the canton, starting from the day your permit is issued.

As EU you have 3 months to get a permit.

Your employer might even sort it out for you if you ask them.
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The 14 days is when you need to register your address with the canton, starting from the day your permit is issued.

As EU you have 3 months to get a permit.

Your employer might even sort it out for you if you ask them.
I havens registered my address - wasnt aware of that. Havent received my permit from OCP yet

Do I need to go to town hall - where is it by the way
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Re: Moving from uk to Switzerland with job offer need permit advice

In Basel Stadt I was told I have 8 days to register with the canton. I took my employment contract with me and they gave me a very simple form to fill out. I walked away with a temporary permit (which I paid for) and a few days later the B permit arrived (which I was then billed for).

As a UK citizen, my B permit is valid for 5 years. If my emplyment contract was a short term one, then I would probably have been given an L permit.

No mention of health insurance. Whether they would have chased me after 3 months if I hadn't got health insurance, I don't know, as I had it in place by then.
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I havens registered my address - wasnt aware of that. Havent received my permit from OCP yet

Do I need to go to town hall - where is it by the way
You can go to the town hall, or you can send the documents to them (that's what my employer did)

As far as I know to register as a resident of Geneva you will need to go to the Office Cantonal de la Population in order to be issued a certificate of domicile.
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You can go to the town hall, or you can send the documents to them (that's what my employer did)

As far as I know to register as a resident of Geneva you will need to go to the Office Cantonal de la Population in order to be issued a certificate of domicile.
Thanks I am an independent consultant so have no employer

I have been to the OCP about my residency and they said it is going through the motions

but I haven't been to the Town Hall yet - guess I should have done that first? Have been here about 4 weeks now so not sure what the penalty will be?

Any idea where the town hall is?
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Thanks I am an independent consultant so have no employer
In which case you most likely have to prove you are self-employed. Or, if you are only working for one client, chances are you'll hit the Swiss equivalent of IR35. If you need to set up as self-employed, my business can help you if you want to send me a PM
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In which case you most likely have to prove you are self-employed. Or, if you are only working for one client, chances are you'll hit the Swiss equivalent of IR35. If you need to set up as self-employed, my business can help you if you want to send me a PM
Thanks I have a couple of one year contracts from the US and Canada respectively so hopefully will be okay on that front
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