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G permit/ B permit

Hi all,

I've (informally) been offered a great deal by my current work that would allow me to be employed here in Zurich but mainly work from the UK, and had a few questions. Any help/ advice would be greatly appreciated.

My work over the last 2 years has been in Zurich, and as an EU citizen I received a B permit and have been living here. This work involved a lot of training of Swiss employees to embark on a project that is currently up and running. Now I don't really need to be in Switzerland anymore, I spoke to my boss and told him I was thinking of going home. They said they would rather keep me on, but I could work from the UK (with occasional trips to Switzerland, probably a week every 3 months and a month in the summer).

Is it true that I would have to give up my B-permit and take a G-permit for these purposes? I wouldn't want to keep renting my flat in Zurich, and would probably just keep my bank account and phone contract running here.

I also assume that I would be classed as 'dual resident'; although in the UK we really don't have a concept of residency (unless it comes to tax). Am I right in assuming that I would pay taxes at the rate I am paying now to Switzerland (would I still be required to pay Zurich city/kanton taxes), and then pay any extra in the UK to make up for the higher taxes there? Any advice from people that have been in a similar situation would be awesome.

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Old 07.08.2012, 16:33
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Re: G permit/ B permit

AFAIK G-permits are only given to people who live within a certain distance from the Swiss border and work in CH. Commuting from the UK certainly doesn't qualify for a G-permit.
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Re: G permit/ B permit

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AFAIK G-permits are only given to people who live within a certain distance from the Swiss border and work in CH. Commuting from the UK certainly doesn't qualify for a G-permit.
This requirement has been dropped for EU-15 nationals. They can have a G permit and live anywhere in the EU/EEA area.

As for taxes, I can't help. It's much too complicated for me!
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