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How to find out the remaining number of permits for quota ?

Hello all,

Is there a way to find out number of work permits still available for this year in different cantons ? If not, any little birdies around ?

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Re: How to find out the remaining number of permits for quota ?

I was just wondering the same thing today.

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Re: How to find out the remaining number of permits for quota ?

There was a thread on it a long time ago. From memory, the only time the permits actually ran out was in late 2008/2009, right after the financial crisis, when they halved them as a reaction to the uncertainty of the financial situation, and also because of the flow-on effects of Switzerland joining the Schengen agreement. 2010 there was a problem of them getting close to running out of quotas, but from memory the numbers were extended.

It's really up to your employer to demonstrate that they cannot find someone to do the job within the EU, and that you are the right person for the job...
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Re: How to find out the remaining number of permits for quota ?

Ok. I did some trawling for you.

According to the migration report 2011, found on the website of the Federal office of migration (FOM). The quotas for Non-EU for 2011 were not exhausted, and the places left from those quotas are rolled over into 2012.

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"In 2011, there was a slight increase in the number of short-stay permits issued to third-state nationals. A total of 4781 short stay permits (around 9 % more than in 2010) and 3076 normal residence permits (around 3 % more than in 2010)."

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"While in the first three quarters, the quota for short-stay was used up at roughly the same rate as the quota for normal residence permits, things
changed in the last quarter with fewer applications for normal residence permits. By the end of 2011, 219 short-stay permits and 424 normal residence permits from the established quotas remained unused. The unused portion of the quotas will serve as a reserve for 2012."

"On 23 November 2011, the Federal Council announced quotas for 2012, which remained at the same level as in 2011. In 2012, Swiss companies may hire a total of 8500 third-state nationals (5000 short-stay permits and 3500 normal residence permits)."

Link for the original document is here:
http://www.bfm.admin.ch/content/bfm/...ikationen.html
Look for the heading: Migration report 2011.

Quotes are from page 16.

I guess, from an administrative point of view, this explains partly why it takes up to 3 months for permits to be approved, because they can roll the batches of permits from one quarter to another during that time, to fit the quota system. I don't believe (I'd like evidence for this) that permits are rejected purely because of 'lack of quota' - the migration authorities are there to put safeguards on the system, but ultimately if an employer has a job, can't find someone to fill that job, and it's a management/specialist position, the authorities want someone to come in to do that job and grow the business and therefore contribute to the economy....
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Re: How to find out the remaining number of permits for quota ?

Thanks for the info.
I know somebody who held B permit in 2011 but received a L this year through the regular renewal process. What are the possible reasons behind?
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Ok. I did some trawling for you

According to the migration report 2011, found on the website of the Federal office of migration (FOM). The quotas for Non-EU for 2011 were not exhausted, and the places left from those quotas are rolled over into 2012.

Quote:

"In 2011, there was a slight increase in the number of short-stay permits issued to third-state nationals. A total of 4781 short stay permits (around 9 % more than in 2010) and 3076 normal residence permits (around 3 % more than in 2010)."

and
"While in the first three quarters, the quota for short-stay was used up at roughly the same rate as the quota for normal residence permits, things
changed in the last quarter with fewer applications for normal residence permits. By the end of 2011, 219 short-stay permits and 424 normal residence permits from the established quotas remained unused. The unused portion of the quotas will serve as a reserve for 2012."

"On 23 November 2011, the Federal Council announced quotas for 2012, which remained at the same level as in 2011. In 2012, Swiss companies may hire a total of 8500 third-state nationals (5000 short-stay permits and 3500 normal residence permits)."

Link for the original document is here:
http://www.bfm.admin.ch/content/bfm/...ikationen.html
Look for the heading: Migration report 2011.

Quotes are from page 16.

I guess, from an administrative point of view, this explains partly why it takes up to 3 months for permits to be approved, because they can roll the batches of permits from one quarter to another during that time, to fit the quota system. I don't believe (I'd like evidence for this) that permits are rejected purely because of 'lack of quota' - the migration authorities are there to put safeguards on the system, but ultimately if an employer has a job, can't find someone to fill that job, and it's a management/specialist position, the authorities want someone to come in to do that job and grow the business and therefore contribute to the economy....
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