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Old 03.12.2012, 11:58
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Family reunion visa‏

After i get married and have my marriage certificate and have filled out the Family reunion visa‏ application, Why do i have to send it to the Swiss-Canadian embassy( in my country ) so they can ask Switzerland if i can have my permit.


Why can't I just go to Switzerland personally with my marriage certificate and my application and hand it to a immigrant office to get my permit ? O.O
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Old 03.12.2012, 12:26
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Re: Family reunion visa‏

So you are in Canada right? You need to to this so that the swiss embassy can forward it to Bern for you to be given an entry visa. When you get here, only then can the immigrant office release your actual permit.

This is at least the normaly process for carte de legitimation card holders.
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Old 03.12.2012, 12:35
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If all they are doing is " forwarding it to Bern " Why can't i simply take all the documents my self when i go back to switzerland for a visit and do it myself ???
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Old 03.12.2012, 12:39
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Re: Family reunion visa‏

This i cannot answer . The only logical reason is see here is for them not to break official protocol.

What is the current status of your visa here or do you have an existing visa coming here?
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Old 03.12.2012, 12:45
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Re: Family reunion visa‏

I don't have a visa yet as for now i just stay for 90 days, but once my Family reunion vis application is done that will be my impermanent visa, my spouse has a type ( B ) visa so i can only assume that I will get the same or Type ( D ) i think the forums i need to fill out are type ( D ).
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Old 03.12.2012, 12:50
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Re: Family reunion visa‏

The theory is that you need an entry visa. The visa waiver if for people who enter the country as tourists. Since you are not entering as a tourist but with the intention to live here then you need to have a visa that allows you to enter the country for that purpose.

It's rather antiquated, but the law is still laid out that way.

And you are confusing things. The D is an entry visa. The B is your resident permit. You apply for family reunification in your home country (Canada) then when that is approved they will give you the entry visa D. This gives you permission to travel to Switzerland where you then apply for your resident permit. You'll get the same as your spouse.

Are you already in Switzerland?
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Re: Family reunion visa‏

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.......Why can't i simply .....???.....
This is Switzerland. This is authority. This is beaurocracy, perfected. The word "simple" simply does not exist, beaurocratically (why do you think they don't spell it in a simple way???).

The boolsh1t I had to take for my extra- European wife to enter the country boggles the mind.

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Re: Family reunion visa‏

no im back home in Canada, But i tend to go back for another 90 days actually around this Christams, But I wont have my type ( D) till next year. So i am hoping by next summer I will be living in switzerland.
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Re: Family reunion visa‏

From my own experience, you need documents supplied by your own country, to be perused by the embassy there. Such as a police clearance certificate, and tax clearances. Then your family in Switzerland have to give their reasons to the immigration and police as to why and how you will be living once here. This all takes time, and patience.

I don`t know if the above applies to Canada, but it did to my country.
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Old 03.12.2012, 13:51
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Re: Family reunion visa‏

The visa requirements: http://www.eda.admin.ch/etc/medialib...007%202012.pdf

visa application forms (Type D) here: http://www.bfm.admin.ch/content/dam/...sumd-fr-en.pdf


This is what the Canadian-Swiss Embassy said as to how i have to do it. Requirments and forum application. I don't think i said anything about " police " but it did mention how i was going to be living when i get there and basically my spouse will be supporting me untill after i am done going to school to learn " German " so then i Can look for work with no troubles, also i have already been self teaching myself for 6 months i can say speak basic conversation, but not until i hit fluency will i totally feel comfortable with being out and about on my own.
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Old 03.12.2012, 14:35
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Why can't I just go to Switzerland personally with my marriage certificate and my application and hand it to a immigrant office to get my permit ? O.O
Why fight it? WAY faster to apply from Canada than from CH. Fewer people clogging the system, so you get processed much faster. From what I understand, the folks in Canada look over your stuff to make sure it's in order before sending on to Bern. I think we applied the next business day after we got married (in the States) and I got my permit within two weeks of arriving in CH (which was a week after we married). In the meantime you can still visit CH as a tourist, so no problems.
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