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Maintain B permit if working in Liechtenstein

Hi All,

A job offer in Liechtenstein looks tempting, and I can live with commute. The only question I have is what happens to my Swiss B permit when it's time to renew (Slovak but got in before the restrictions came in)?

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Re: Maintain B permit if working in Liechtenstein

Hi NewLondon
You might have a problem with that. As a EU-Member, your permit B is given to you based on a job in Switzerland. Residing in Switzerland does not qualify for that. If the migration figures out, that you do not work in Switzerland anymore, your permit will not be renewed.
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Re: Maintain B permit if working in Liechtenstein

I don't think it's a problem, all they care about to give you a EU B-Permit is that you have enough income to support yourself, after all they also give B permits for pensioners who receive a pension from abroad so a salary from Liechtenstein should be no problem at all.
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Re: Maintain B permit if working in Liechtenstein

Actually, none of the above...

Depending on what type of B permit you have, you might have to change the permit you have for s cross border commuters (you live in CH, but work in FL). This is what happens to most of the foreigner who work in FL, as it is almost impossible to get a visa to live there. I know the rules might have changed ever since I went through this, but the commuter visa won't count towards your C permit and should you lose your job in FL, you might have problems to collect benefits, you will have to do a special provision for pensions. Basically, you will became a special foreign within the foreigners... I would strongly recommend you to consult a lawyer, as this is not as straightforward as it may look. Also, if you live outside the bordering cantons (SG, Graubunden), you might also have trouble to make this change.

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Re: Maintain B permit if working in Liechtenstein

I have a similar situation, but now located in ZH. Looks like the only option is to move to SG and extend B permit there, however if it won't count into job insurance / C permit then it's not really feasible. Pension provisions is also an issue, but not a deal breaker at this moment.

I'm wondering what is the best way to figure out the facts about this particular case, primarily worried about the future C permit status, if I'm a resident of the SG and working in FL?
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Re: Maintain B permit if working in Liechtenstein

Good morning.

Does anyone has an update on this issue?
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Re: Maintain B permit if working in Liechtenstein

Dear wise forum members,

I have the similar question, I am a non EU, holding C Permit (married to a Swiss) and living close to Liechtenstein border. I have seen some job recruitments and tempting to apply but I am not sure if my C permit is allowed to work in Liechtenstein. So before I head to Gemeinde I would like to post my question here and hoping for some guidelines.

Thank you for all your feedbacks.

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Re: Maintain B permit if working in Liechtenstein

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Dear wise forum members,

I have the similar question, I am a non EU, holding C Permit (married to a Swiss) and living close to Liechtenstein border. I have seen some job recruitments and tempting to apply but I am not sure if my C permit is allowed to work in Liechtenstein. So before I head to Gemeinde I would like to post my question here and hoping for some guidelines.

Thank you for all your feedbacks.

Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday
C permit allows you to live in Switzerland regardless of your work status (as long as you're not 'overly dependent' on social assistance, in which case they may refuse to renew your permit).
Therefore, you can work in Lichtenstein and your Swiss canton will gladly collect your taxes.
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C permit allows you to live in Switzerland regardless of your work status (as long as you're not 'overly dependent' on social assistance, in which case they may refuse to renew your permit).
Therefore, you can work in Lichtenstein and your Swiss canton will gladly collect your taxes.
On the Swiss side that's probably true, but the Liechtenstein side seems to have a bit of extra bureaucracy since you are a non-EU citizen (even though married to a Swiss citizen).

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Cross-border commuters, e.g. employees who work in Liechtenstein but live outside the Principality, are divided into three categories: Swiss citizens, EEA citizens and citizens of other countries...

Citizens of other countries

Citizens of other countries require a cross-border commuter permit before starting work in Liechtenstein. This permit is issued for one year and is only approved by the Migration and Passport Office if certain conditions are met. One of these conditions it was impossible to find a worker not requiring a cross-border commuter permit. The application must be submitted to the Migration and Passport Office at least 14 days before the first day at work. Applicants can only start working in Liechtenstein once they have been granted a cross-border commuter permit...
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