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Re: (non-EU) Can my spouse have a permit?

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hi my husband has got a job offer from a company is Switzerland... we are both non eu, residing in UK. I am not working and would be applying as a dependent, I would like to know can I make an application together with him or do I need to wait for him to get a residence permit and then apply for a dependent's visa
Hi shriya, I just went through the process of moving, I got the job and my husband came with me. We are both non-EU (South African).

One thing that people kind of take for granted is the difference between a permit and a visa. You need the visa to get into the country. Once you are here, you need to apply for permits within 14 days of being here. Worry about the visa first, the permit is just a formality once you have the visa (or that was the case for us anyway).

I strongly advise that you apply for your "family reunion" visa (this is the D visa, you fill in the family reunion section: https://www.bfm.admin.ch//bfm/en/hom...sformular.html) the same time as the company applies for your husband's work visa. Or get at least an employment contract from the company so that you can start the process of applying for yourself as soon as possible. Otherwise he will get his visa and you will need to wait 8 to 12 weeks before you get your visa, meaning he will probably come over a few weeks before you can join him. I think if they get the applications together it will increase the efficiency of the process since they will go though the approval process in tandem. But maybe that's just me.

You need the following to apply:
  • 3 visa application forms filled in and signed (Form D) + 4 passport photos
  • Valid travel document (incl. 3 copies)
  • Original marriage certificate + 2 copies (Unabridged version)
  • Original residence confirmation + 2 copies
  • Criminal record.
  • 3 copies of the passport and residence permit of the foreign citizen living in Switzerland (We provided my employment contract)

If the company applying for his work permit has all of these documents for you as well and sends your application with his, it should speed up the process. But I am no expert, I am just relaying what I experienced.
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Re: (non-EU) Can my spouse have a permit?

Hi, sorry I am out of the topic in this thread but I am new to English forum and I did not find how to post a new query. :[ may be anyone help me with this..

however my main question is this:

I am a non-EU from Asia and currently studying at Geneva. I will be getting my permit in a few weeks (hopefully). So if my husband wants to come and live with me (bearing all the financial requirements by himself), can he apply or can I apply for him to get a visa for Switzerland and after he comes here can he work? because it is really hard for us to live separately.:'( What can we do to increase the chances for him to get visa to Switzerland. Please Help...

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Hi, sorry I am out of the topic in this thread but I am new to English forum and I did not find how to post a new query. :[ may be anyone help me with this..

however my main question is this:

I am a non-EU from Asia and currently studying at Geneva. I will be getting my permit in a few weeks (hopefully). So if my husband wants to come and live with me (bearing all the financial requirements by himself), can he apply or can I apply for him to get a visa for Switzerland and after he comes here can he work? because it is really hard for us to live separately.:'( What can we do to increase the chances for him to get visa to Switzerland. Please Help...

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a) How are you able to study without a permit? You can't do this until the permit is approved.

b) You would have to apply for family reunification with the cantonal authorities and no, you must provide the financial requirement, not him. He'll be your dependent so you must show you can financially provide for both of you.
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Re: (non-EU) Can my spouse have a permit?

ETH Zurich's website says this:
"Subsequent immigration of family members
Family members are only permitted to enter Switzerland with students or subsequently join students if sufficient financial means for each family member as well as a rental contract for accommodation are provided in advance."

https://www.ethz.ch/en/studies/inter...ce-permit.html

Would suggest that you read through the pdfs at that webpage for more information, e.g., "Handbook for International Students".
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Re: (non-EU) Can my spouse have a permit?

Thanks for the reply. Regarding permit, I had one in Vaud before I came to Geneva. So right now I am just giving it for the renewal. Will not it work if we show we have enough finance for him, whether the source is him or me?
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Re: (non-EU) Can my spouse have a permit?

No, it's clear that you, as the main permit holder, are responsible financially.

https://www.ch.ch/en/family-reunification/

Although this is for C permit holders it's quite clear that the main permit holder is the one who must provide financially for any dependents.

"Anyone who will be dependent upon you must present a letter issued by the authorities of the country of origin confirming that you will pay their living expenses."

There is no automatic right to have your spouse live with you here unless you hold a C permit.
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