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Maria 31.01.2008 18:53

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Hi EF,

Can anyone give me any information about the Preparation of Marriage Visa/ Fiancee Visa.
I'm an Indian woman engaged to a Swiss man. Are they any Indian-Swiss couples who have been there done that? The paperwork and procedure is such a nightmare.
Flying back and forth between India and Switzerland just to be together. Now we want to get married and that takes at least 3 months after one submits tons of paper. Can't get married with a visit visa, so now I'm back in India to get a Police clearance certificate for the Preparation of Marriage Visa.
How long do you think it will take for me to return to Switzerland once they have that?

:msncrazy:
Cheers
Maria

joeyying 01.02.2008 00:17

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my friend who is from Hong Kong waited 4 months for the fiancee visa

itinerant 01.02.2008 05:58

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As has been mentioned, it can take 3 - 4 months to get the visa. Keep in mind that the cantonal requirements vary, depending on your current citizenship. At least this is the case for St. Gallen. So it's always best to inquire with the canton & gemeinde well in advance to find out what is required. If you are running up against a deadline (flight arrangements, marriage date) you should inquire as to the status of your visa. Sometimes they might be missing a required document or something (& not necessarily notify you of this). They might also be able to expedite your visa application if it is getting close to your planned marriage date.

I inquired at a Swiss consulate abroad and was told that I only needed to fill out two forms, at least 60 days in advance. Namely an intent to marry and a statutory declaration (Eidesstattliche Erklärung), both in an official Swiss language. There was also the option to make the declarations in english, provided that they were subsequently translated into german by a lawyer acceptible (known) to the consulate. The forms were forwarded to the canton for review and we heard back in the affirmative, about 5 weeks later. In my case, no police check or visa was required to be married in Switzerland. The gemeinde also told me that the civil ceremony could usually be arranged on short notice. For those wishing wishing to also have a church ceremony, you would also need to fill out a marriage form (Ehedokumente) for the Diocese/parish (Diözese/Pfarrei). Of course, you might have to reserve the church much farther ahead. And in the case of the Catholic church, you would also need to present a baptismal certificate.

Aussie 01.02.2008 06:14

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Woah...
Ok so I will probably have to go through all of this in the near future, but I was under the impression you could make the application even when you are in the country, but you need the date set etc. You can also wait in the country until the approval/rejection is made, even if it goes past your original visa expiry dates...

At least this was the impression I got when I was there and made enquiries.....

So you are saying you have to LEAVE the country, then make all the applications, wait for an approval and then you can enter?? Why can't you enter and be on a tourist visa and just be approved from there? What's the difference, and why the hell does the government get to tell us where and how we can be together?! I hate beuracracy, and this just seems like red tape and government dancing hooplas!!

Ok that's my rant, but seriously, what is the real deal and where do you get some seriously solid reliable information on this, because I have been told 3 different things in 3 different visits to the immigration office, and now it seems another different thing someone is experiencing!?

How do I get my hands on the real deal? Is there some info on a swiss government website in english, or at worst, in french?!

itinerant 01.02.2008 06:28

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Aussie (Post 165961)
..but seriously, what is the real deal and where do you get some seriously solid reliable information on this

If you are marrying a Swiss, you need to contact the gemeinde (community) where they originate and ask what is required. They will typically have a list which will tell you precisely what you need to do. The list may vary by your country. I didn't find the process difficult at all, it was actually quite straightforward.

edit, to add link - http://www.dv.admin.ch/eda/en/home/r...-Show%3D1.html

Rahip 03.02.2008 14:50

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Hello all!

let me introduce myself in a word or two: I am currently dealing with the Gemeinde and the Zivilstandsamt about my binational marriage. When I saw this post I just had to register.. :D a fun forum you have here!

@itinerant: what you're saying is very important, go to the Gemeinde, the Zivilstandsamt and talk to these people.

They have a so called "Ermessensspielraum" that means they can decide how hard they make it for you to get everything. Once you go there two or three times they usually become humane. DON'T go to immigration or Ausländerpolizei, those folks are payed to keep you out. (Unless you have to of course, but they're less than helpful)

The biggest problem with the visa for preparation of marriage is that the Immigrationsamt decides if they want to give it to you. There is no right to get one as such. But in the end they have to give you a visa to get married, given you are allowed to do so.

Well, in the end all the talking to the people in the Zivistandsamt and Gemeinde is very useless the very instant the entire case is handed to the "Aufsichtsstelle" for rechecking. I received a letter basically saying that the documents are useless and that I should send them back to get the proper stamps on it. Two calls and days later it turns out that the responsible person simply hasn't checked anything but just sent it back to me. :mad: And since I live in a cow town, of course I even happen to know the son of that one :msncrazy: I have to tell him to say hi to her once this is over..:D

So to sum things up: talk to Standesamt as soon as possible, you need their letter stating that you have given them the necessary papers. Afterwards it's a piece of cake, given you happen to have a police clearance on you. Go to the Gemeinde, fill out two forms, give them a passport copy and that's it!

You do NOT have to be abroad to decide to get married. However immigration doesn't help you if you are not getting married within the limits of your visa. Once you're married they have to accept that. There is no law saying you have to go back for that!

Well i hope that in the end we pass the watchful eyes of the Schweizermacher, you have to see this movie if you come across it by the way. Very old but still (again?) very true

Good luck to all of you!

Rahip

Rahip 03.02.2008 15:36

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oh and all of the above is of course just valid if one of you comes from a "bad" region.. Namely South-America, Africa, Asia.. Black sheep, all of them :puke:

miyax 03.02.2008 18:10

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Rahip (Post 166792)
You do NOT have to be abroad to decide to get married.

Rahip

I think she needs to go back because she can't get her police clearance in Switzerland. :(

That's what i think... :o

Rahip 03.02.2008 18:45

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Hi miyax

you just have to send your passport back, get somebody to get the police clearance, then send it back. If you have all the time in the world that's fine. But sending your passport off some weeks before your visa expires is a bit delicate.. Plus the cost of speedposting it twice with the risk of it getting lost almost makes up for a ticket.

technically you're wrong.. :D although we also did the going back :p

Rahip

08.02.2008 01:10

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Hi,

I had to come here to let some "steam" out.
I´m Finnish and I still live in Finland. I have a Swiss fiance who lives in kanton Thurgau and we want to get married next summer. I´m staying in Switzerland now so we are trying to get all the permits in order. After the marriage I will still stay in Finland because I want need to finish my studies.

Well today we got a letter (after sending millions of papers and visiting the commune some times) that I`M NOT ALLOWED TO MARRY. In the other words the commun refuses to marry me with my fiance because he doesn´t earn enoung. He got a salary of 4000 franken per month with is enough for living (from our point of view)

So, you can guess how angry we both are at the moment. The boss of my fiance called to his lawer and this lawer told that we should go to the commune and try to be really nice and exlpain again that I´m not going to stay in Switzerland untill my studies are finished and maybe that will help.

The other options are that I find a job (which makes no sense because i have to return to finland) or that we go to Finland and get married there. I´m soon going to really consider the latter.

It just so wierd. It´s not like it makes sense for me to come to Switzerland to live in social support (if they worry this) beause the support in Finland ins ten times better that in Switzerland. So. if I would be a social case I would stay in Finland.

Huhh...I´m sorry that this is maybe off the topic but I just had to let my anger out

smithash 08.02.2008 08:28

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We married in Basel in 2002 and my wife only had a visit visa , the process was painless but of course it was a long time ago in a different canton so that may have changed. Your Civilstandsamt should be able to give you all the requirements. Our wedding took place 2 days after the visa was due to expire because there was a minor delay in getting my divorce papers from the UK. The day after the wedding my wife got her B permit. ash

miyax 08.02.2008 10:37

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Finngirl (Post 169617)
Hi,

I had to come here to let some "steam" out.
I´m Finnish and I still live in Finland. I have a Swiss fiance who lives in kanton Thurgau and we want to get married next summer. I´m staying in Switzerland now so we are trying to get all the permits in order. After the marriage I will still stay in Finland because I want need to finish my studies.

Well today we got a letter (after sending millions of papers and visiting the commune some times) that I`M NOT ALLOWED TO MARRY. In the other words the commun refuses to marry me with my fiance because he doesn´t earn enoung. He got a salary of 4000 franken per month with is enough for living (from our point of view)

So, you can guess how angry we both are at the moment. The boss of my fiance called to his lawer and this lawer told that we should go to the commune and try to be really nice and exlpain again that I´m not going to stay in Switzerland untill my studies are finished and maybe that will help.

The other options are that I find a job (which makes no sense because i have to return to finland) or that we go to Finland and get married there. I´m soon going to really consider the latter.

It just so wierd. It´s not like it makes sense for me to come to Switzerland to live in social support (if they worry this) beause the support in Finland ins ten times better that in Switzerland. So. if I would be a social case I would stay in Finland.

Huhh...I´m sorry that this is maybe off the topic but I just had to let my anger out

I'm getting nervous now because I will submit my marriage application here in Thailand this year. What if they will refuse it also? Our fiance got the same salary. :msnunsure:

We want to get married in Switzerland and live there. He is in St. Gallen.

Rahip 08.02.2008 11:21

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Hello Finngirl

sorry to hear you have issues with the government also.

Can you tell us the exact text of their letter? I'm unaware that there are financial reasons to keep you from getting married. They haven't asked me for any income statement at all to get married, just for the "preparation of marriage visa". And there the Gemeinde just checked taxes I paid recently..

Last year I only received 3600 each month due part time work, so 4k should be ok. Who rejected it? The Aufsichtsbehörde from canton? (Departement Volkswirtschaft und Inneres)

Personally I think the lawyer's advice was good, go to those people and talk to them. After my experience I always got a different reply when I was there happily smiling alongside my girlfriend. :)


Rahip

smithash 08.02.2008 12:33

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Can anyone give a link to swiss marriage visas ? My wife was on a standard visit visa and we had no problems getting wed in Basel admittedly in 2002. She is Thai and I'm British and was then on a B permit. I know the UK has marriage visas but can't see any reference to such a beast in Switzerland ash

Rahip 08.02.2008 12:43

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Hi smithash

search for spouse dependent visa..
Or read this: http://www.englishforum.ch/permits-v...it-holder.html

Rahip

Maria 08.02.2008 12:49

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How to process Dependent Spouse Visa(India) faster

EU+non-EU spouse (living non-EU) permit question

UK citizen (with Chinese Spouse and USA children) permit query

Scavenge through the above links, you might find some answers. Search for Dependant/Spouse visas on EF.

Cheers

Rahip 08.02.2008 13:30

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Thanks Maria!

i came across the imdb entry for "Die Schweizermacher" http://german.imdb.com/title/tt0078212/

even though it says german the entry is in english don't worry. I can't tell you if there is subtitles or even dubbed versions available but that every 6th person in Switzerland watched the movie when it came to cinemas around 1980. Almost one million people! Watch it

Rahip

smithash 08.02.2008 16:41

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I meant can someone point to a reference from the Swiss about marriage visas because I am 99% sure such a thing does not exist. It certainly did not exist when I got married they told me that my wife's existing visit visa was sufficient. The rules may be different if both parties are non EU nationals but my wife did not provide police checks etc. If its changed then my apologies but I checked a few web sites I used previously and can't see anything.

08.02.2008 16:50

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Hi,

More about my situation.

When we first started to apply for me the permit to stay here untill we get married, we had to send with the application salary papers of my fiance, in fact from six months. We also had to addmit:copy of my passport and a letter that we are serius about our relationship.

The decision that we have finally got now says that I can´t get the permit to stay here to get married. And the reason they gave was that my fiance don´t earn enough to support me. We dealt with Migrationsamt and they called it the "visa for the praparation of the marriage."

But how are we then supposed to marrry if I don´t first get the permit to stay here? Well this is what we want to find out now. Or maybe it is just possible to marry on my 90-days visiting period?

I don´t know how much do you have to earn here to have enough money for a two persons. The lawer told us it depends from municipality to municipality and in those where the SVP has majority the limits are higher.

So we will do a new trip to the office next Monday. In case things will not work out we just get married in Finland.

08.02.2008 17:01

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just adding something for my previous post.

To make it little clearer we are now trying to find out can we marry without that I have any kind of permits to stay here.

I mean, as far as I know I can stay here three months without that I need to do something for that (normal travelling time). Afer the three months i could apply three months extended period (L-permit) if i say I´m looking for a work. So there are other means to stay in the country but we just don´t know how will it be with the marriage.

I will let you know what they tell us in the office.

febe 08.02.2008 17:31

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Hope this helps anyone who are in the initial steps....

http://www.binational.ch/en/fragen/ehe.html

Rahip 08.02.2008 20:30

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Hi Finngirl

I am very sorry to hear that. Just in case this would happen to us too I found out what the plan B could be, hope this helps:

Problem: there is no legal right to get the visa for marriage preparation.
Solution: there is a legal right to get married. Once you have the date of marriage arranged on the Standesamt they have to give you a visa for the marriage. (starting one week or so before that date I believe)

Getting married is a serious decision according to swiss law and noone can keep you from taking that step. Also as you wrote you could get a visit visa and just get married anyways, although immigration is going to tell you that you can't. Luckily for us this is not theyr call! (No law against, just a "Weisung", it's a human right to get married though.. :D )

I wouldn't advise going to immigration if avoidable, they're not going to be helpful in that matter. You can however object to their decision and ask for reevaluation. Written and posted via "Einschreiben" (signed post I believe). Some people reported to have had success with that, obviously they don't like the rate of formal complaints after people have asked for reevaluation..

Also somebody else could give a financial guarantee for you, for example his parents, siblings, friends with the necessary bank statements and so on.

Oh and if you have health insurance for that period valid in switzerland the amount necessary drops significantly.

again, very sorry for what they're acting like

Rahip

Rahip 08.02.2008 20:38

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Hi febe

thanks for posting the link, sadly getting information from the net has brought me nowhere. Maybe it's because this page cannot estimate the amount of racism, prejudice and fear in the according office. Also some of the information is outdated since laws and procedures regarding "Ausländer" change rapidly for the worse. Starting this year the Standesamt has all new procedures, making everything even more complicated I fear.

Rahip

msmaddymax 08.02.2008 21:09

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finngirl, as you're from the eu why would you need a visa for preparation of marriage? your partner should be able to apply for permission to marriage (which inlcludes some paperwork from you) and then you can just show up on the day of the scheduled ceremony. that's how we did it, and i'm not even eu. as far as i recall, whether my partner could support me or not did not play a role in receiving permission to marry.

or am i missing something?

08.02.2008 21:36

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Hi and thanks for the sympathy.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Rahip (Post 170242)
Solution: there is a legal right to get married. Once you have the date of marriage arranged on the Standesamt they have to give you a visa for the marriage. (starting one week or so before that date I believe)


Yea Rahip this is what we also think.
For sure there is someway for us to get married.

Quote:

Originally Posted by msmaddymax (Post 170262)
finngirl, as you're from the eu why would you need a visa for preparation of marriage? your partner should be able to apply for permission to marriage (which inlcludes some paperwork from you) and then you can just show up on the day of the scheduled ceremony. that's how we did it, and i'm not even eu. as far as i recall, whether my partner could support me or not did not play a role in receiving permission to marry.

or am i missing something?

I´m sure this is possible when you don´t want to stay in Switzerland. The problem is that our marriage should take place in the end of July and I would like to stay in Switzerland till that so this is why I´m fighting with the permits. Or well, I´m doing what I have been told to do by the municipality.

Maria 09.02.2008 11:02

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Rahip (Post 169868)
Thanks Maria!

i came across the imdb entry for "Die Schweizermacher" http://german.imdb.com/title/tt0078212/

even though it says german the entry is in english don't worry. I can't tell you if there is subtitles or even dubbed versions available but that every 6th person in Switzerland watched the movie when it came to cinemas around 1980. Almost one million people! Watch it

Rahip

Danke Danke Raph...will have to download it from somewhere or will wait till I get back...soon soon very soon ;-)

Maria 09.02.2008 11:03

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Quote:

Originally Posted by smithash (Post 170097)
I meant can someone point to a reference from the Swiss about marriage visas because I am 99% sure such a thing does not exist. It certainly did not exist when I got married they told me that my wife's existing visit visa was sufficient. The rules may be different if both parties are non EU nationals but my wife did not provide police checks etc. If its changed then my apologies but I checked a few web sites I used previously and can't see anything.

It's all a conspiracy I tell you...

Maria 09.02.2008 11:07

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Hey Finngirl, I feel your pain...but don't get all sad and down. Ultimately they have to give you that permit.
Good luck!

Rahip 13.02.2008 23:33

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Hello e-forum!

so pleased to announce that today a letter would have arrived from the Migrationsamt, if I would have heard the post-woman despite the heavy construction going on.

Later on the post office I learned that somehow (quote: "die händ e chli es gnoosch em momänt" :eek:) it had ended up on the other side of town.. I was in a hurry for an exam, so no time to complain and neither to go there anymore before. Or ask for second delivery. Anyway, judging from the price (111Fr, who made that number up anyway?) it cannot be a no. Haven't seen such an expensive no recently. :D

A very happy Rahip

P.S. translation for the quote (try):"at the moment they have a little mess" but it does not really translate the meaning. It's kind of as if she was talking about the wool being kind of in a disorder (to use another context of gnoosch). Cute, isn't it. If it wasn't this letter I guess I could have laughed

Rahip 13.02.2008 23:54

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Quote:

Originally Posted by smithash (Post 170097)
I meant can someone point to a reference from the Swiss about marriage visas because I am 99% sure such a thing does not exist. It certainly did not exist when I got married they told me that my wife's existing visit visa was sufficient. The rules may be different if both parties are non EU nationals but my wife did not provide police checks etc. If its changed then my apologies but I checked a few web sites I used previously and can't see anything.

Now that i went through the first part of the process I understood why there must be a visa for marriage preparation. It takes more than 3 months to get everything sorted out if things go well. If not however this can take substantially longer. The longest visa you can get is 3 months, possibly extend it another three, but that's that. There could be cases where even the six months marriage preparation visa is not enough, then you can extend it for another three.

pdf from Departement Volkswirtschaft und Inneres, german only sorry: http://www.google.ch/url?sa=t&ct=res...ya_mKYP9c4EMtQ

pdf application form: http://www.google.ch/url?sa=t&ct=res&cd=4&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ag.ch%2F DokTabelle%2Fmigrationsamt%2Findex.php%3Fcontrolle r%3DDownload%26DokId%3D64%26Format%3Dpdf&ei=zGWzR7 OjNoTGnAPV_qG7BQ&usg=AFQjCNFjyG4jtB-mCyYf__dqbQ-OAZ7bKQ&sig2=lp-SruRi97FSH992urB1Rg

this is for everyone who needs a visa in Aargau for a stay longer than a few months of course. If one manages to get married on a tourist visa this is fine with the law also. Don't ask immigration about a visa extension for it though..

Rahip

smithash 14.02.2008 07:19

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In 2002 we married in Basel it took approx 3 weeks to do the required paperwork but there was a delay in getting my divorce papers from the UK that almost pushed my fiancée over her visa end date. When I mentioned this problem they told me they would extend the visa if necessary. ash

Rahip 14.02.2008 09:41

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good old times.. :D

febe 14.02.2008 10:07

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Yikes Rahip, you mean the link i put up is outdated?!It does seem so easy when you actually read through the process but i guess all the people in this forum who had to go through the painful process will not agree.....i haven't even strated my proceedings....thinking of doing it after i return back to Zurich in June or so.However am checking out all the stuff i would need to get done so i have an idea.

mpcd 14.02.2008 15:32

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Hi..i am new here..so a big hello to everyone here from an Indian citizen currently here on Business. I am Caitanya.

Here are some points about my best friend (Mahe) who is here also on a Business trip.

He really needs help and I cant do much for him...except write this for him.

He is so sorry that things are not looking as good as he would like..so I am writing on his behalf. If anyone can help me bring a smile back on his face...I would pray extra for them :)

1. He is on a Business visa and it will expire in about 10 days.

2. His flight out of Switzerland is booked for the 24th of Feb 2008 ... unfortunately he has to leave - his Business visa expires on March 1 2008.

3. He has the most wonderful girlfriend here. ..and he just can't leave her behind. He would rather stay here for another month atleast if he could :D

4. This lady is an Italian citizen. She has a C permit in Switzerland. She was born in Luzern and her mother is Swiss. Her dad is Italian.

5. Both are desperately in love and want to marry today :p But the laws are not so simple...are they ?

They both need advice on how to go about things.

They would prefer if he could stay here longer, arrange for any papers that are needed from here. Maybe I could go to India and arrange to send him papers that he needs ...and in the meanwhile they could live together and then get married.

Once married then they could travel together and life would be so much more happier for them...with no more visa regulations etc... what a wonderful thing ;)

Can someone help them get married ?

I am leaving to India in about a week so I could arrange for things for him. Also I have a lawyer in India and I could put him to work to help Mahe. I just dont know how to help him.

Kindly advise me. Thanks.

Guest 14.02.2008 18:45

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I'm an EU citizen on a C permit and planning the marriage with my chinese gf (she lives in China), and planning to live in Switzerland.

From what I've seen till now, I think the easiest way to deal with the situation is to get married abroad and get the marriage registered in Switzerland at the swiss consulate/embassy. This registration process takes 2-3 months. This at least is the procedure for a swissie marrying a black sheep.

Not sure if this works also for a greyish sheep (EU) marrying with a black sheep (non EU), we still have to ask directly to Zivilstandamt here and to the consulate in the far East.

Just my 2 rappen...

Maria 14.02.2008 19:06

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Hello there Argovia Calibro,

I think this is more your cup of tea. Read below for enlightenment. And oh, do read up on: EU Permits - A few bullet points
http://www.englishforum.ch/permits-v...irlfriend.html
http://www.englishforum.ch/permits-v...mit-query.html
http://www.englishforum.ch/permits-v...u-citizen.html

Good luck and all the best.

Cheers
Maria

Rahip 15.02.2008 01:37

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Hey mpcd

to make it short: no chance to get married or even get a visa for preparation of marriage in that time frame.

He can however try to extend his visa, not for the purpose of marriage though. Unless you find a very good reason for him to stay longer other than getting married he has to go back.

For the preparation of marriage visa he has to go back anyway, some government policy..

For details about the visa ask your local commune, for the marriage the Zivilstandsamt.

Rahip

inseldk 19.02.2008 19:34

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Hello Maria...
Well yea it may take upto 180 days.....
were your documents verified personally by the appointed authorities of the swiss embassy...well..will depend upon which part of the country you are living now and which canton in CH you are applying...
Did anyone visit your place, school, passport office to verify your documents?
Yep...have some patience.....
Greetings and regards

GBer 18.03.2008 08:49

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Is that 4000 CHF gross or net? I saw another post where it said 3300 CHF was a minimum.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Finngirl (Post 169617)

He got a salary of 4000 franken per month with is enough for living (from our point of view)


miniMia 18.03.2008 14:04

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Quote:

Originally Posted by GBer (Post 190969)
Is that 4000 CHF gross or net? I saw another post where it said 3300 CHF was a minimum.

I'm not sure 3300 will be enough for two. Where did you see that listed?

EDITED: Wait, minimum for what?? To bring sponsor a partner or to live on?


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