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Re: Dependent visa, Permit B for spouses wanting to reunite with family in Switzerlan

You also need to understand that there's no automatic right for you to join your husband here, since he only has an L permit. It's entirely up to the Swiss authorities whether they allow you to join him or not. Only non-EU C permit holders have the right to bring their families here, B and L permit holders do not.

https://www.ch.ch/en/family-reunification/
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Re: Dependent visa, Permit B for spouses wanting to reunite with family in Switzerlan

Thanks for the reply! Now I wish, someone has suggested me to go for Voluntary Verification in d beginning itself. It would have been the same hassle n money involved but I would've saved three months!!
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Re: Dependent visa, Permit B for spouses wanting to reunite with family in Switzerlan

You can't choose verification voluntarily. It is decided by authorities when they evaluate application.

It seems Geneva authorities(most likely) or embassy are responding too slow. You should have received this letter few months ago.

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Thanks for the reply! Now I wish, someone has suggested me to go for Voluntary Verification in d beginning itself. It would have been the same hassle n money involved but I would've saved three months!!
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We can choose Voluntary Verification. It's mentioned at d bottom of the page which spells- checklist of Documents for Dependent Visa.

Another query- while waiting for this legalization process which will take more than three months, can I apply for a visitor Visa or that again is out of bounds for me now??

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Re: Dependent visa, Permit B for spouses wanting to reunite with family in Switzerlan

It's usually advised not to as having two separate applications for two separate things can cause confusion and delay the issuance of the long stay visa. Could also be taken as you trying to "sneak" in by another route which again won't help the long stay visa application.
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Re: Dependent visa, Permit B for spouses wanting to reunite with family in Switzerlan

Thanks Medea!
I am just feeling lost n confused and therefore thinking everything. But u guys always dole out sensible n practical advice. Thanks again to both of u.
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Re: Dependent visa, Permit B for spouses wanting to reunite with family in Switzerlan

It seems new or different requirement at Swiss Embassy Delhi. When I did it at Swiss Consulate in Mumbai it was written that "This Consulate General reserves the right to get the marriage certificate verified by an authorised person. The costs involved, in such a case, would be higher (approx. INR 11,360/-)."

https://www.eda.admin.ch/content/dam...nt-Visa_EN.pdf

Normally one can't apply for another visa when one in under process. But I would suggest contacting Swiss Embassy Delhi and explain the circumstances why you need a visitor visa as well.

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We can choose Voluntary Verification. It's mentioned at d bottom of the page which spells- checklist of Documents for Dependent Visa.

Another query- while waiting for this legalization process which will take more than three months, can I apply for a visitor Visa or that again is out of bounds for me now??
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It seems new or different requirement at Swiss Embassy Delhi. When I did it at Swiss Consulate in Mumbai it was written that "This Consulate General reserves the right to get the marriage certificate verified by an authorised person. The costs involved, in such a case, would be higher (approx. INR 11,360/-)."

https://www.eda.admin.ch/content/dam...nt-Visa_EN.pdf

Normally one can't apply for another visa when one in under process. But I would suggest contacting Swiss Embassy Delhi and explain the circumstances why you need a visitor visa as well.
Sorry, simple_person, but it's quite clear in the link you provided.

"On receipt of the authorisation, the applicant will be directly contacted by this office.
Please note, that the applicant will not be granted a tourist / visit visa, at the same time that the above application (with 3 forms) is being processed by the competent Swiss authorities."

I doubt it's going to be different no matter where the OP applies to in India.
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Re: Dependent visa, Permit B for spouses wanting to reunite with family in Switzerlan

I think you did not read carefully. I replied for two different queries:

Q: We can choose Voluntary Verification. It's mentioned at d bottom of the page which spells- checklist of Documents for Dependent Visa.
A: It seems new or different requirement at Swiss Embassy Delhi. When I did it at Swiss Consulate in Mumbai it was written that "This Consulate General reserves the right to get the marriage certificate verified by an authorised person. The costs involved, in such a case, would be higher (approx. INR 11,360/-)."

https://www.eda.admin.ch/content/dam...nt-Visa_EN.pdf

Q: Another query- while waiting for this legalization process which will take more than three months, can I apply for a visitor Visa or that again is out of bounds for me now??
A: Normally one can't apply for another visa when one in under process. But I would suggest contacting Swiss Embassy Delhi and explain the circumstances why you need a visitor visa as well.

Yes most likely they will not grant exception. But there is no harm in asking them as its taking too long for dependent visa.

Anyways Swiss consulate Mumbai no longer handles visa applications. AFAIK now only option available in India is Swiss Embassy Delhi at the moment.

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Sorry, simple_person, but it's quite clear in the link you provided.

"On receipt of the authorisation, the applicant will be directly contacted by this office.
Please note, that the applicant will not be granted a tourist / visit visa, at the same time that the above application (with 3 forms) is being processed by the competent Swiss authorities."

I doubt it's going to be different no matter where the OP applies to in India.
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I think you did not read carefully. I replied for two different queries:

Q: We can choose Voluntary Verification. It's mentioned at d bottom of the page which spells- checklist of Documents for Dependent Visa.
A: It seems new or different requirement at Swiss Embassy Delhi. When I did it at Swiss Consulate in Mumbai it was written that "This Consulate General reserves the right to get the marriage certificate verified by an authorised person. The costs involved, in such a case, would be higher (approx. INR 11,360/-)."

https://www.eda.admin.ch/content/dam...nt-Visa_EN.pdf

Q: Another query- while waiting for this legalization process which will take more than three months, can I apply for a visitor Visa or that again is out of bounds for me now??
A: Normally one can't apply for another visa when one in under process. But I would suggest contacting Swiss Embassy Delhi and explain the circumstances why you need a visitor visa as well.

Yes most likely they will not grant exception. But there is no harm in asking them as its taking too long for dependent visa.

Anyways Swiss consulate Mumbai no longer handles visa applications. AFAIK now only option available in India is Swiss Embassy Delhi at the moment.
I did read it carefully and your link makes it clear that a visitor visa won't be issued. Why would you think there are any circumstances that would change that? The fact that she hasn't seen her husband in several months is just too bad as far as visa applications go. He can always fly home to visit her or even find another job back in India.
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Re: Dependent visa, Permit B for spouses wanting to reunite with family in Switzerlan

Hi Sunjyoti,

I'm also on the same situation that you were couple of years back. Any update how long did the verification process take & the time for the family reunification Visa to get approved?

I have applied at Basel land - they really won't give much importance to the apostilled marriage certificate as I understood after talking to the authorities.

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Re: Dependent visa, Permit B for spouses wanting to reunite with family in Switzerlan

Hi IndiSwitz, I am an Indian citizen that came on a family reunification visa in Feb 2019. My process in total took exactly 6 months. When we first went to ask at the embassy in Delhi,the official told it would take 6 months and as they say Swiss people do as they say, it took exactly 6 months. They gave us a paper written with all documents required from my side in India. Once all that was prepared,I made an appointment and submitted it. I also paid INR55000 for the inquiry that they go through which they told will be done in 3 months. They come to your hometown to inquire about birth certificate and marriage certificate, whether they are genuine or not. Once all that is completed you get a letter saying that they have sent the documents to Switzerland. Then the process in Switzerland starts where my husband got a letter to submit required documents. Finally we got visa approval from Switzerland in another 3 months. So that was a total of 6 months and I am now here in Bern.
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Re: Dependent visa, Permit B for spouses wanting to reunite with family in Switzerlan

Hi yeshidolma,

Thanks for your reply. It certainly calmed me down! In my case Embassy did not advise to do the verification, it was cantonal migration authorities, so lost couple of months of time. I will be submitting documents in couple of weeks so that they can start the verification process. Hopefully it will be done in 3 months & another 1-2 months for the decision.

Nice to know that you are at Switz. Enjoy the summer.

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Re: Dependent visa, Permit B for spouses wanting to reunite with family in Switzerlan

Dear fellow members,

Here is little background on my spouse dependent visa process:-

I am living in Switzerland (under Thurgau Kanton) from Nov 2017 (with B Residence permit)

In March2019 I got Married in India (Wife is Indian National). Reading from different threads from this forum and understanding the process and documentation, I submitted the visa application form in Arbon office in Switzerland on 8th Aug 19 and My wife submitted the visa application along with all required documents on 04th Sep 19.

Towards October end, I received a letter from Thurgau Migrationsamt to pay 1100CHF for verification of documents. I paid the fee and sent the confirmation to the Thurgau Migrationsamt. After 2 weeks, on 7th Nov 2019, my wife received an email from Swiss embassy in Delhi, to submit further more documents and a questioner form.

One of the document in the list is Birth certificate. I was born in the year 1986, at that time there were no facility for Birth certificate, so I dont have one.
What can be done in this case? how to get the Birth certificate. Also it is mentioned that if a Birth registration is not done, A late registration application should be submitted to the registrar of Birth. When I asked in our area municipality, they said there is no such application

Have any one faced this issue? What is the solution for this issue?

Any answer or information in this matter will be helpful

Note:- I born in Odisha state, in India

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Re: Dependent visa, Permit B for spouses wanting to reunite with family in Switzerlan

Hello,

Just catch an advocate who can do an affidavit signed by a magistrate and then submit the affidavit along with required id/address proofs at the office where they issue birth certificate. Itís possible and will take 2 weeks if you can visit few times. Once done, get the birth certificate apostilled at the State Secreteriet, Bhubaneswar & then at External affairs, Kolkata. Finally submit the documents at the Swiss Embassy.

Let me know if you need any more information.

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Hello,

Just catch an advocate who can do an affidavit signed by a magistrate and then submit the affidavit along with required id/address proofs at the office where they issue birth certificate. Itís possible and will take 2 weeks if you can visit few times. Once done, get the birth certificate apostilled at the State Secreteriet, Bhubaneswar & then at External affairs, Kolkata. Finally submit the documents at the Swiss Embassy.

Let me know if you need any more information.

Cheers
Thank you IndiSwitz !

One question, why External affairs, Kolkata. I thought MEA attestation is done in Delhi.
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Re: Dependent visa, Permit B for spouses wanting to reunite with family in Switzerlan

I guess Kolkata is close to Orisa. For MEA attestation following are the options:


Ministry of External Affairs:
New Delhi - CPV Division, Attestation Cell, Jawahar Lal Nehru Bhawan, New Delhi
Hyderabad - B-Block, Room No. 310, 311, 312, Andhra Pradesh Secretariat, Hyderabad
Guwahati - House No. 307, Beltola, Basistha Road, Guwahati
Kolkata - Central Passport Visa DivisionBallygunge, Park Road, Kolkata
Chennai - 68, College Road, E.V.K. Sampath Mallaligai,7th Floor, Numgambakkam, Chennai


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Thank you IndiSwitz !

One question, why External affairs, Kolkata. I thought MEA attestation is done in Delhi.
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I guess Kolkata is close to Orisa. For MEA attestation following are the options:


Ministry of External Affairs:
New Delhi - CPV Division, Attestation Cell, Jawahar Lal Nehru Bhawan, New Delhi
Hyderabad - B-Block, Room No. 310, 311, 312, Andhra Pradesh Secretariat, Hyderabad
Guwahati - House No. 307, Beltola, Basistha Road, Guwahati
Kolkata - Central Passport Visa DivisionBallygunge, Park Road, Kolkata
Chennai - 68, College Road, E.V.K. Sampath Mallaligai,7th Floor, Numgambakkam, Chennai
As per the link this cannot be done directly at MEA but is rather outsourced
https://mea.gov.in/apostille.htm

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https://mea.gov.in/Images/attach/att...Office_New.pdf
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Re: Dependent visa, Permit B for spouses wanting to reunite with family in Switzerlan

As per the MEA link on Apostille, certificates from Odisha, have to be apostilled from Kolkata. This rule came into existence from 01st January this year. You can talk to one of their authorized outsourced partner (I did via Alhind tours).
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