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Applying for a VISA - Previous residence in Swiss

Hey I am wondering if matters or makes any difference if I apply to a Swiss VISA and I use to live in Switzerland with a B-Permit as a student for about 4 years? Does that ease the process of obtaining the VISA in anyway ?

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Re: Applying for a VISA - Previous residence in Swiss

I think your nationality will be a more pertinent factor. Where are you from? There are some quota limitations for some of the EU countries (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, and Hungary) and also non Swiss/EU.
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Hey I am wondering if matters or makes any difference if I apply to a Swiss VISA and I use to live in Switzerland with a B-Permit as a student for about 4 years? Does that ease the process of obtaining the VISA in anyway ?

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No, it doesn't/shouldn't make a difference. However, we all know how the US likes to collect data on everybody

If you don't enter the addresses, they may not stamp your passport. I am not saying it is right (surely not!). But if you don't, they can play the power-game on you.
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No, it doesn't/shouldn't make a difference. However, we all know how the US likes to collect data on everybody

If you don't enter the addresses, they may not stamp your passport. I am not saying it is right (surely not!). But if you don't, they can play the power-game on you.
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What has this to do with OP's question?
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What has this to do with OP's question?
My bad... trying to read too many posts one after another Went way off topic there
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My bad... trying to read too many posts one after another Went way off topic there
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I can sympathise. US and their stupid laws figure a lot in my thinking these days too. Sooner I junk the blue book the better.

Serialkilla, as your nationality is Egyptian you will be subject to a quota limit as a non Swiss/EU person, i.e only so many permits for non-EU people are issued each year and if the limit is reached you wouldn't be granted a permit. What this will mean is that any prospective employer will have to prove to the authorities that there is no Swiss or EU person who has the skills to do that job. If your work is fairly or very specialised this may not be a problem, but if it's more general then many employers don't want to go to the expense and time of getting approval. By law the Swiss and EU nationals come first as far as employment opportunities go. The better news is that I believe the limit wasn't reached last year.

Don't let this stop you from applying for a job, there's always a chance that your employer will take the time and trouble to get a permit.
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Re: Applying for a VISA - Previous residence in Swiss

Thank you very much for the helpful replies! Now this has shed a lot of light on things I wasn't quite aware of.
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You're very welcome and I hope it helps with your future job hunting. Let us know how it goes and if you've more questions then we'll try and find the answers.
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