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How do I get a work permit?

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Can someone please help me, I have been given a 2 month internship placement with a design agency in Zurich, the employer has asked me to find out how I am to get a work permit, I have been on the Swiss Immigration website but I continue to go round in circles, is anyone able to help me with some simple information about the next step, I said I would email her tonight with what needs to be done.

Thanks in advance. (incase you haven't read my introduction I am from England.)
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Old 19.01.2012, 15:48
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Re: How do I get a work permit?

http://www.bfm.admin.ch/content/bfm/...l_eu_efta.html

Since it's under 3 months, it sounds like you don't need a permit, just need to register with the local authorities.

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Hello,

Can someone please help me, I have been given a 2 month internship placement with a design agency in Zurich, the employer has asked me to find out how I am to get a work permit, I have been on the Swiss Immigration website but I continue to go round in circles, is anyone able to help me with some simple information about the next step, I said I would email her tonight with what needs to be done.

Thanks in advance. (incase you haven't read my introduction I am from England.)
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Re: How do I get a work permit?

Thanks a lot for your response, I am planning on staying here for longer than a year though and this says for a limited time stay, forgive my naivety if I gain a full time contract after this will it still be possible for me to get a longer permit?
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Old 19.01.2012, 16:58
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Thanks a lot for your response, I am planning on staying here for longer than a year though and this says for a limited time stay, forgive my naivety if I gain a full time contract after this will it still be possible for me to get a longer permit?
here's some applicable info - EU Permits - A few bullet points
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Hello,

Can someone please help me, I have been given a 2 month internship placement with a design agency in Zurich, the employer has asked me to find out how I am to get a work permit, I have been on the Swiss Immigration website but I continue to go round in circles, is anyone able to help me with some simple information about the next step, I said I would email her tonight with what needs to be done.

Thanks in advance. (incase you haven't read my introduction I am from England.)
Sorry, but being from England... do you need a work permit??? I have german citizenship, do i need it too? Thanks!!!
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Old 20.01.2012, 16:24
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Sorry, but being from England... do you need a work permit??? I have german citizenship, do i need it too? Thanks!!!
Yes. You need to apply for a permit for stays longer than 3 months. The work permit is the same as the resident permit.

Read the link Anowheels provided above:
http://www.bfm.admin.ch/content/bfm/...ufenthalt.html
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Old 20.01.2012, 17:16
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Yes. You need to apply for a permit for stays longer than 3 months. The work permit is the same as the resident permit.

Read the link Anowheels provided above:
http://www.bfm.admin.ch/content/bfm/...ufenthalt.html
Thanks miniMia! i didnt thought that for England citizens was the same as for Americans, Asians, etc. (rest of the world...)

So, the only way to be in Switzerland without any permit, is to be citizenship of an EU country (Germany, Italy, France, etc), or from Switzerland... interesting... =)
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Old 20.01.2012, 17:27
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Thanks miniMia! i didnt thought that for England citizens was the same as for Americans, Asians, etc. (rest of the world...)

So, the only way to be in Switzerland without any permit, is to be citizenship of an EU country (Germany, Italy, France, etc), or from Switzerland... interesting... =)
Mm, no - England is EU. EU people need a permit to be here as well. (for stays over three months)
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So, the only way to be in Switzerland without any permit, is to be citizenship of an EU country (Germany, Italy, France, etc), or from Switzerland... interesting... =)
The only way to be in Switzerland (long term) without any permit is to be Swiss.

Where did you get the idea that any EU citizen could just mosey on down here to live? Switzerland isn't in the EU. It's a party to the Schengen Agreement, but that doesn't confer on anyone the right to stay in Switzerland -- only the right to pass without border controls into Switzerland from a neighbouring signatory to the Agreement.

More info on the Schengen Area here.
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The only way to be in Switzerland (long term) without any permit is to be Swiss.

Where did you get the idea that any EU citizen could just mosey on down here to live? Switzerland isn't in the EU. It's a party to the Schengen Agreement, but that doesn't confer on anyone the right to stay in Switzerland -- only the right to pass without border controls into Switzerland from a neighbouring signatory to the Agreement.

More info on the Schengen Area here.
They told me that on the German embassy... and also in the Swiss embassy here in my country...
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They told me that on the German embassy... and also in the Swiss embassy here in my country...
That EU citizens can live in Switzerland without a permit? Well, they were wrong, then.
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They may have said that EU citizens don't require work permits.
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Old 20.01.2012, 18:18
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They may have said that EU citizens don't require work permits.
Yeah, maybe you are right, anyway, if i dont find a job at the IT field in less than 3 months, i come back for sure...



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Old 20.01.2012, 20:08
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They told me that on the German embassy... and also in the Swiss embassy here in my country...
Did you not read the link Wheels & I both posted for you? It has all that you need to know.

There is no separate work permit. There is only one permit which is both a resident and authorization (or not) to work.
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Old 20.01.2012, 20:35
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Did you not read the link Wheels & I both posted for you? It has all that you need to know.

There is no separate work permit. There is only one permit which is both a resident and authorization (or not) to work.
Oh, ok, so its all in one... and as German, i can only be there up to 3 months unless i got a job before those 3 month pass...


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Old 20.01.2012, 20:42
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Oh, ok, so its all in one... and as German, i can only be there up to 3 months unless i got a job before those 3 month pass...


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Please read the link. It's magic.
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Please read the link. It's magic.
Jajajaj yes, im reading it... thanks! =D

I just hope to get an IT job before my 3 months end... =S
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