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The dilemma of being family member of EU 8 citizen

Hello all,

I hope some of you can offer me some advice on my dilemma.
I live here in Zurich on a B permit (NON EU) one year, I have a child together with an EU 8 citizen (SLOVENIA), both the mother and the child would like to move here to CH and live together with me.
I was told that I can apply for family reunification with them here and they should get the same residence permit as the one I have now which is (B). The problem is, since EU family members should get the same residence permit as E.U citzens in CH, I am afraid If I apply for their residence permits as EU 8 (who are now subject to quotas), my B residence permist which is (NON EU) will be downgraded to an EU L, since Sovenia is one of the EU8 who are subject to quotas. Conserding we are in the end of the year they must have reached the quota limit already.

Please advice me what is best to be done in this case? should I risk it an apply?

Thank you very much in advance
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Old 01.09.2012, 02:05
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Re: The dilemma of being family member of EU 8 citizen

Don't assume the quota limit has been exhausted - quotas are handled quarterly anyway. I'd just go ahead and apply. If there is a 'quota' problem, you can always continue the process into the new quarter year...
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Re: The dilemma of being family member of EU 8 citizen

I dont think that you will be downgraded. Your wife should also get B like yours...The best thing to do is to phone and ask them...
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Re: The dilemma of being family member of EU 8 citizen

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Hello all,

I hope some of you can offer me some advice on my dilemma.
I live here in Zurich on a B permit (NON EU) one year, I have a child together with an EU 8 citizen (SLOVENIA), both the mother and the child would like to move here to CH and live together with me.
I was told that I can apply for family reunification with them here and they should get the same residence permit as the one I have now which is (B). The problem is, since EU family members should get the same residence permit as E.U citzens in CH, I am afraid If I apply for their residence permits as EU 8 (who are now subject to quotas), my B residence permist which is (NON EU) will be downgraded to an EU L, since Sovenia is one of the EU8 who are subject to quotas. Conserding we are in the end of the year they must have reached the quota limit already.

Please advice me what is best to be done in this case? should I risk it an apply?

Thank you very much in advance
First, the quotas are calculated in a quarter based manner.
Second, I don't understand why your permit will be downgraded to EU L after you apply for the family reunification?
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Old 02.09.2012, 23:30
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Re: The dilemma of being family member of EU 8 citizen

As far as I know, EU 8 applicants should receive a B-permit, and the quotas apply only to B-permits anyway (start here and navigate away) -- so L-permits shouldn't come into the equation.

Go ahead and apply, and as swisspea said, the worst that could happen is that you have to wait until the next quarter (a month away) for a decision.

Good luck!
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Re: The dilemma of being family member of EU 8 citizen

Thank you guys. I will apply next week and let you know what happens, I hope it will workout well.

You have lifted my spirit. Cheers to all
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