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Moved here on tourist visa although previously married in US/how to get the B-permit?

Hello! I am a US citizen and have been married to my Liechtenstein husband for a year and a half. We married in the US and we just moved to Liechtenstein. I came here on a tourist visa with the intention to decide if we wanted to move here permanently, which we decided to. Now, I am wondering if it is a problem that I came here on a tourist visa (although we were previously married) and decided to stay. Any advice or knowledge on what I should do? Do I just go to the homeland department here to obtain the B-permit? Thank you for your help!!
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Hello! I am a US citizen and have been married to my Liechtenstein husband for a year and a half. We married in the US and we just moved to Liechtenstein. I came here on a tourist visa with the intention to decide if we wanted to move here permanently, which we decided to. Now, I am wondering if it is a problem that I came here on a tourist visa (although we were previously married) and decided to stay. Any advice or knowledge on what I should do? Do I just go to the homeland department here to obtain the B-permit? Thank you for your help!!
I don't' know what a "homeland department" is. But you should start at the town hall and ask them. They are the only ones who can tell you if you need to apply for an entry visa from your home country or if they will process the visa without it.

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Old 13.03.2012, 18:23
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Re: Moved here on tourist visa although previously married in US/how to get the B-per

We'll assume that Liechtenstein has same or similar process' as Switzerland? It's basically a Kanton anyhow...

I think you'll find that your husband will need to apply for a Familiennachzug, basically this means he (as a Liechtenstein citizen) is bringing you, as part of his family, to Liechtenstein.

There will be forms to fill out, you need lots of paperwork; wedding certificate, criminal record from US and FL/CH, financial statements, etc...

Get your husband to go to the Ausländerampt in Vaduz (just next to the post office) and talk to them. You can't do anything, he has to do it for you. http://www.llv.li/amtsstellen/llv-ap...7&imainpos=822

And have a read of this http://www.llv.li/llv-apa-familiennachzug-2
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Re: Moved here on tourist visa although previously married in US/how to get the B-per

I did the same thing. Married for 20 years, hubbie is French and came over for job last January. Kids and I (American) came over this summer (July). We finally went to the local town hall office in October, ready to tell them I had been in France, etc. since the tourist time-limit was over, but they didn't blink an eye. Gave us some forms to fill out, had to show them birth certificates and marriage certificate, and get some photos taken at the local photo booth at the COOP, and that was it. Got the Permit B about 6 weeks later. The town hall sent us a postcard saying they were ready to be picked up. It was so easy it was almost unsettling! HTH and good luck!
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Re: Moved here on tourist visa although previously married in US/how to get the B-per

I just went through this same process in Zurich. Unforutanely this process varies depending on who you get when you go to the kreisboro (the CH equivalent of a town hall). There you will be asked to bring your passport and a copy of the marriage cert. They will make you an appointment at the migration office to get your finger prints and a picture done. In the mean time, you can pay to have a temporary card from the kreisboro which basically states you are in process for your B permit.
Worst comes to worst, the migration office will request a FBI background check, proof of income of your husband, and proof that you are on your husband's lease or a letter from your landlord stating you can leave.
With my experience, when the migration office would write me a letter, it took about a week for it to arrive to my apartment. When you get your biometric appointment, there should be a reference number on this sheet. Call the migration office a few days before your appt. and ask if they have sent you anything.
Good luck! In the mean time to be safe I would get the above documents in order. It is OK if they are all in English, but the marriage cert and FBI background check must be no more than 6 months old
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