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Working in Switzerland, living in France, can I do it?

Hi!

I will be heading to the EPFL at Lausanne next April, and I am pretty keen on staying in France. The only problem is that I am not from the EU (I'm from Singapore). However I have been living in France for the last 5 years as a student. At the moment, I got a temporary resident permit for France, as a researcher, before I start by stint at the EPFL.

Does anyone have a clue as to whether I can continue to live in France and work in Switzerland? Any input would be much appreciated!!! Thanks!

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Old 15.11.2007, 02:03
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Re: Working in Switzerland, living in France, can I do it?

It's a bit far from Lausanne to France. Would you need to go the EPFL everyday? Somehow I think as a non EU person this will be very difficult.
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Old 15.11.2007, 08:30
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Re: Working in Switzerland, living in France, can I do it?

In your case, with temporary residence in France, it is not possible to do this.

It is possible for non EU/EFTA citizens as long as they fulfill the following conditions:

Lived in the border region for the last 6 months
Have permanent residence in France
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Re: Working in Switzerland, living in France, can I do it?

Thanks for the info!

The situation gets a little bit more complicated as my wife is going to work in Geneva and me in Lausanne, hence the idea to live in France. And yes, both of us have to commute everyday.

I guess we would have to find a place in between the two, one that would not cost too much... heard that the towns next to the lake have got killer rents

By the way, is it really that much cheaper to live in France, as compared to the Lausanne/Geneva area?
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Old 15.11.2007, 16:11
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Thanks for the info!

The situation gets a little bit more complicated as my wife is going to work in Geneva and me in Lausanne, hence the idea to live in France. And yes, both of us have to commute everyday.

I guess we would have to find a place in between the two, one that would not cost too much... heard that the towns next to the lake have got killer rents

By the way, is it really that much cheaper to live in France, as compared to the Lausanne/Geneva area?
I think the consensus would be that it's cheaper in France and in my opinion the food shopping is so much better in every respect.
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Old 15.11.2007, 16:47
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Thanks for the info!

The situation gets a little bit more complicated as my wife is going to work in Geneva and me in Lausanne, hence the idea to live in France. And yes, both of us have to commute everyday.

I guess we would have to find a place in between the two, one that would not cost too much... heard that the towns next to the lake have got killer rents

By the way, is it really that much cheaper to live in France, as compared to the Lausanne/Geneva area?
You could live in Divonne-les-bains. Personally, I still think it's far. But I guess many people are used to long commutes & would think this is nothing.
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Re: Working in Switzerland, living in France, can I do it?

Well it sounds alright, just that it seems that I have to reside in Switzerland. Any suggestions for a place thats between Lausanne and Geneva, and not too expensive?? thanks!
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Old 16.11.2007, 11:45
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Re: Working in Switzerland, living in France, can I do it?

There are many small but comfy towns in between.

Nyon is the biggest and more lively.

If you like wine, Rolle is in the middle of the vineyards, Gland is also quiet and nice. ( but booring )
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Re: Working in Switzerland, living in France, can I do it?

Thanks!

But are these places expensive, in terms of finding a place to rent?
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Re: Working in Switzerland, living in France, can I do it?

If the French are happy to give you a Titre De Sejour then you may well be able to get the G Permit from the Swiss as the 6 months residency in the border region only applied to French nationals and is as far as I know no longer applied at all. ash
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Re: Working in Switzerland, living in France, can I do it?

Ok, thats interesting, thanks! I will call up the prefecture in Gex or some town next to the border and ask them about it.
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