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Non EU married to EU with C permit

Just found this forum and have been reading through a lot of it but as my situation is a bit different I am hoping someone can help.

I am non EU (Tunisia) living in Dubai and married to a French citizen holding a C Permit in Switzerland. I have applied for my C permit while I was on holidays in Switzerland (with a tourist schenghen visa) and provided all documents necessary. However I have received a letter (sent in Switzerland) stating that we need to provide additional income justification. My husband however does not work and lives through private and independent means and we will thus be sending a bank statement with all his cash amounts. The questions now are :

- do you have any indication as to the amounts necessary ? I have read somewhere on the forum 55k/year, is that correct?

- also having done my application directly in Switzerland and not in Dubai where I am residing, is that an issue? Do I have to do a new application at the Swiss consulate here in Dubai or in my home country? This is quite confusing as I just found out reading the forum that this is usually done in the country you reside.... They have not mentioned it in the letter that was sent so it does not seem to be a problem but I want to make sure before we continue the process.

- lastly, once we send the bank statements, can any of you share how long it would require for me to obtain my permit? Precisely I suppose it would be impossible to have an exact delay but would be 1 month, 6 months, or 1 year?

Any input would be VERY much appreciated.
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Re: Non EU married to EU with C permit

You shouldn't be doing your application in Switzerland as you are not living there, plus you will need an entry visa (Visa D).

You should to go the Swiss consulate that is responsible the area where you are resident and apply for your entry visa. They will help you get everything together. It is only when you arrive in Switzerland that you apply for your resident permit.
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Re: Non EU married to EU with C permit

Thank you for your reply.

But since now it is already done and it seems like the file has already been treated, do I have to stop it completely and restart at the swiss consulate or can I first obtain the permit and then will obtain a visa??
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Re: Non EU married to EU with C permit

Here's some details about Swiss permits:
  • You have to do it while abroad (Location of residence)
  • Your husband have to be living in Switzerland already
  • You won't get a permit C, you'll get a B for upto 5-10 years then C
  • You can't have a permit for Switzerland while actually living in Dubai
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Thank you for your reply.

But since now it is already done and it seems like the file has already been treated, do I have to stop it completely and restart at the swiss consulate or can I first obtain the permit and then will obtain a visa??
Go ask them. Either way you need a visa to enter the country.
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Re: Non EU married to EU with C permit

Thank you for the replies.

Yes my husband is already living in Switzerland, he has a C permit and I will be obtaining a B permit.

As I have to go back to Switzerland as a tourist and ask for a visit visa for may, if the permit has been given by the time I arrive in Switzerland, I will be able to live there, correct?

My main question is in regards to the financial funds needed to sustain the 2 of us, is the figure 50 000 CHF / year correct?
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Old 11.03.2012, 11:42
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Re: Non EU married to EU with C permit

I am unsure where your EU husband with a C permit is been registered in CH. Best if he were to enquire from his Gemeinde / parish for the amount for family reunification / Familiennachzug.

Possibly related is this thread ( Lebensbedarf / basic necessities ):

Dependent visa for disabled sister --is it possible?
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Re: Non EU married to EU with C permit

I doubt any one on this forum can give you an answer as permits and visa`s in CH vary in so many ways:
1) How long your husband been here in CH
2) His income or wealth
3) Which kanton
4) The time of the year you apply matters
5) How you apply and your history of how many times you visited and your current income , your education (if your qualifications are highly needed in this country) the languages you speak,
6) Your nationality

So really there are so many factors, what you need to do is visit the closest Swiss consulate to your residence and your husband should visit his Gameinde and both find all the answers together.
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Thank you for the replies.

Yes my husband is already living in Switzerland, he has a C permit and I will be obtaining a B permit.

As I have to go back to Switzerland as a tourist and ask for a visit visa for may, if the permit has been given by the time I arrive in Switzerland, I will be able to live there, correct?

My main question is in regards to the financial funds needed to sustain the 2 of us, is the figure 50 000 CHF / year correct?
No! You can not go to Switzerland on a tourist visa because the purpose of your visit is not tourism. You must apply for the long stay D visa before you enter.

THEN when you arrive you present yourself at the town hall to apply for your resident permit.

Since they are already asking questions, if it were me I wouldn't want to give them any reason to send me back/reject my permit.
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I doubt any one on this forum can give you an answer as permits and visa`s in CH vary in so many ways:
1) How long your husband been here in CH
2) His income or wealth
3) Which kanton
4) The time of the year you apply matters
5) How you apply and your history of how many times you visited and your current income , your education (if your qualifications are highly needed in this country) the languages you speak,
6) Your nationality

So really there are so many factors, what you need to do is visit the closest Swiss consulate to your residence and your husband should visit his Gameinde and both find all the answers together.
Actually some of us can... and some of us can tell that points 1 to 6 you've listed above are irrelevant to the question.
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Actually some of us can... and some of us can tell that points 1 to 6 you've listed above are irrelevant to the question.
When I applied for my B-permit then a few years later for my C-permit I was told by immigration office that it matters how long my husband lived in CH and how long in each Gemeinde ! I was also asked to change my application and use a different nationality since I had two at the time, they told me it will be much easier for me if I used my other passport despite that both nationalities were non EU !

I`m no visa-permit expert but it seems to me in CH every zip code every village has different rules. That`s why I think it`s hard to give exact helpful info. But of course if you have all the answers then bingo great good for you
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When I applied for my B-permit then a few years later for my C-permit I was told by immigration office that it matters how long my husband lived in CH and how long in each Gemeinde ! I was also asked to change my application and use a different nationality since I had two at the time, they told me it will be much easier for me if I used my other passport despite that both nationalities were non EU !

I`m no visa-permit expert but it seems to me in CH every zip code every village has different rules. That`s why I think it`s hard to give exact helpful info. But of course if you have all the answers then bingo great good for you
Well you see, first thing you (and presumably your husband) aren't EU citizen - so what you have been asked is irrelevant to the OP, as for EU citizens family reunion is automatic regardless of permit type.

Second - regardless of what you have been asked, time spent in each /which commune is irrelevant for permits. I suspect there may be some misunderstanding there.

Finally yes - for the C permit some non EU nationalities (Canada & USA) have preferential treatment, hence why you might have been asked to use one rather than the other nonEU passport.
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Well you see, first thing you (and presumably your husband) aren't EU citizen - so what you have been asked is irrelevant to the OP, as for EU citizens family reunion is automatic regardless of permit type.

Second - regardless of what you have been asked, time spent in each /which commune is irrelevant for permits. I suspect there may be some misunderstanding there.

Finally yes - for the C permit some non EU nationalities (Canada & USA) have preferential treatment, hence why you might have been asked to use one rather than the other nonEU passport.
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