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Shall I marry her?

Hi all,

I am going to move to switzerland in couple of weeks to work there.
I am a EU citizen and will get a B swiss permit.
My girlfriend is Russian and we currently live together in the netherlands.
She is willing to move to Switzerland with me and she might have found a job there. However, this company explained that her recruitment process would be much easier if she was to get married as as to get the B permit of her husband (me).

Does anybody have the same kind of story here? How did you make it work.
In theory, I have no problem taking my man's responsibility but it the main issue to me is timing.
I am moving soon so might be difficult to get married in the consulate in the netherlands...

I read somewhere that we can writer a letter stating our intention to get married in switzerland and apply on this basis for her B permit.
Of course we would get married once in switzerland.

any hints?


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Old 02.12.2012, 23:54
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Re: Shall I marry her?

I also read that it's possible to get a registered partnership in switzerland for non-swiss but residents.
Any stories to share?
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Hi all,

I am going to move to switzerland in couple of weeks to work there.
I am a EU citizen and will get a B swiss permit.
My girlfriend is Russian and we currently live together in the netherlands.
She is willing to move to Switzerland with me and she might have found a job there. However, this company explained that her recruitment process would be much easier if she was to get married as as to get the B permit of her husband (me).

Does anybody have the same kind of story here? How did you make it work.
In theory, I have no problem taking my man's responsibility but it the main issue to me is timing.
I am moving soon so might be difficult to get married in the consulate in the netherlands...

I read somewhere that we can writer a letter stating our intention to get married in switzerland and apply on this basis for her B permit.
Of course we would get married once in switzerland.

any hints?


thanks all!
Interesting. I never knew you could get a permit for just having the intention to marry...That sounds too easy.
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I does sounds interesting...
But at the same time if we both have jobs/job offers and the only thing remaining is marriage.... it should not be so difficult no?
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Old 03.12.2012, 00:06
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I does sounds interesting...
But at the same time if we both have jobs/job offers and the only thing remaining is marriage.... it should not be so difficult no?
If you both have jobs then there is no reason to get married for a permit to live here. You must have the job to get the permit in the first place.

I am guessing that you are looking for a way in. Get a job. Neither a job offer or intent to marry will not ensure a residency permit, if so then things have gotten easier over the last few years... which I seriously doubt.

Marry her for the right reasons... not for the reason of residency.
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Thanks for your reply.
However, as explained in my email, the employer she's currently in touch with explains that they would be able to hire her only if she has a permit...
hence the discussion.
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Old 03.12.2012, 00:13
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Thanks for your reply.
However, as explained in my email, the employer she's currently in touch with explains that they would be able to hire her only if she has a permit...
hence the discussion.
Then it looks like a dead end.

No job no permit... no permit no job. Try doing a search for permits here... you will find plenty of info on what it takes to get a permit... and keep it
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Re: Shall I marry her?

Well, not sure if there is a dead end...
Theoretically, we can get maried (before or after moving to CH) and then ask for "regroupement familial"
There is also the civil partnership thing.
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Re: Shall I marry her?

If you don't mind me saying...

Just be sure that you will be willing and able to support her here, financially, in case she is able to come with you but her potential employer here doesn't work out. Of course, I have no idea what her field of work is, but it can be very difficult to find a job here, particularly if you're not fluent in the language.

I wish you both the best of luck and hope you can a way to make things work!
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Thanks carrie, I am able to do that yes.
If I consider this, it's because there is at least a bit of love.
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there is at least a bit of love.
Oh well I guess there is at least that....

Does your girlfriend know by the way that you have asked a bunch of total and utter strangers whether you should marry her?
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Re: Shall I marry her?

Good luck with this one.

Every country works differently tho. Its alot of paperwork and stress, me and my husband just went threw it, but difference is i dont have a job, so yes she should be able to have the permit if she has the job, otherwise get married where ever it would be the easiest, after we got married i had to register the marriage with a marriage certificate at the Swiss embassy with my all husbands personal details, they gave me my visa to come to Swiss and they sent the registered marriage details to the ( cant remember the name) place where you register for your B permit. Before we could register my husband had to register me with the towns Gemeinde first. Its a whole process.

Excuse the the spelling mistakes but learning German and getting tired now haha i have 3 languages in my head at the moment lol.

I hope you come right with this, but as far as i know you cant get a B permit for a good intention why you want to get married, we tried that one and it did not work, but maybe things are different now, or maybe the Embassys are different.

Anyway Good luck
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Old 03.12.2012, 09:02
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Re: Shall I marry her?

Just my two rappen.

I think you'll find it easier to be here first while she is back in the Netherlands getting things sorted and trying to find a job. Get married or do a civil partnership there on one of your trips back to visit. Then submit paperwork to CH from there. It is way easier than doing things here.

Once married she can join you on a family reunification B and I think that would come with working privileges...which also makes it easier for her to get a job since the employer would not have to sponsor.

We did it that way and it was practically painless (not from Netherlands, but same principle applies). HTH
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Hi all,

I am going to move to switzerland in couple of weeks to work there.
I am a EU citizen and will get a B swiss permit.
My girlfriend is Russian and we currently live together in the netherlands.
She is willing to move to Switzerland with me and she might have found a job there. However, thwould be much easier if she was to get married as as to get the B permit of her husband (me).is company explained that her recruitment process

Does anybody have the same kind of story here? How did you make it work.
In theory, I have no problem taking my man's responsibility but it the main issue to me is timing.
I am moving soon so might be difficult to get married in the consulate in the netherlands...

I read somewhere that we can writer a letter stating our intention to get married in switzerland and apply on this basis for her B permit.
Of course we would get married once in switzerland.

any hints?


thanks all!
Did she told you this
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Thanks for your reply.
However, as explained in my email, the employer she's currently in touch with explains that they would be able to hire her only if she has a permit...
hence the discussion.
Then surely it is up to the potential employer to convince the canton that they require a permit to hire her, no?
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Old 03.12.2012, 12:07
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There is also the civil partnership thing.
Only if you are both of the same sex.

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The problem she has is that she is non-EU and there are quota limits for these citizens. Her prospective employer would have to prove that a Swiss or EU person isn't available or able to do the job they want her for. It's expensive and time-consuming which is why they would rather she was married and would then have the right to work here without having to apply to the authorities for a permit for her as her permit would be tied to yours.

I think there are some threads here about people who have come over as fiances/ees before marrying so it might be worth reading what they had to do. I suspect, though, that each case is individual and what works for one might not work for another.
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Re: Shall I marry her?

This forum is really the right place to ask about marriage.

We're all experts on the subject, that along with vegan cooking, surviving on a 200K salary, installing snow chains, DIY open heart surgery and solving the Middle East crisis.

My $ 0.02, throw a dice. Then subtract the number you have, add it to the year your girlfriend was born and then multiply by pi. If the number looks aesthetically pleasing, statistically speaking, your relationship will more than likely end in divorce.

Do you have any human emotional feelings BTW or is this just about permits?
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If I consider this, it's because there is at least a bit of love.
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Do you have any human emotional feelings BTW ?

"A bit"
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The questions we get on EF never cease to amaze me .


Should we do a poll?
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