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EU citizen with L permit engaged to a Non-EU citizen

Hello everyone,

Ok well my situation is a little bit complicated.

Even though I am an EU citizen, there is a good chance that I may only receive my L permit as I am going to be continuing my studies here in Switzerland.

Meanwhile, I would really like to live with my bf seeing as how there are many great job opportunities for him here, but he is a non-EU citizen. Now you can see how this may complicate things....

We have considered the whole marriage thing, but would that work considering the fact that I am a student with only an L permit? And if so, is it better to get married before or after I receive my permit? Would he even have the right to a work permit if he was married to someone with only an L and who wasn't working.

Financially, I am stable and if he were to work then we would be fine. I'm just wondering about the technicalities. Whether or not to get married before or after. Note, we have been together for a while so this is not one of those scams... no offense to anyone.

Anywho, thanks in advance for your responses
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Old 28.07.2013, 14:42
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Re: EU citizen with L permit engaged to a Non-EU citizen

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Hello everyone,

Ok well my situation is a little bit complicated.
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Even though I am an EU citizen, there is a good chance that I may only receive my L permit as I am going to be continuing my studies here in Switzerland.
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Student-B or -L does not make a huge difference.


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Meanwhile, I would really like to live with my bf seeing as how there are many great job opportunities for him here, but he is a non-EU citizen.
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For any kind of work, he has to go through the normal process for non-EUs.


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We have considered the whole marriage thing, but would that work considering the fact that I am a student with only an L permit?
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Afaik, it wouldn't work.

By the marriage thing he can get the right of being in CH, but without any right to work. Without marriage neither the one nor the other.

The only way to guarantee him the right to work is if you get a working-B yourself and you marry him, or that he goes through the normal hoops for non-EUs, unfortunately.
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Re: EU citizen with L permit engaged to a Non-EU citizen

Bucentaure's right, it doesn't really make a lot of difference. If you marry he would probably get a dependent's permit which won't allow him to work initially. He would have to find an employer who's willing to apply for the permit to be changed to a working one and that would mean proving that they can't find a Swiss, EU national or someone else living here who has a valid work permit who can do the job instead of him. This costs any potential employer time and money to prove so unless he has outstanding qualifications/experience or can fill a niche in the marketplace they're not going to bother. It's the same procedure if he isn't married, so getting hitched isn't going to make any difference on the permit side of things.

Even if you do marry the authorities will also want to check that you on your own can afford to keep both of you on your funding/savings as he would be your dependent. If your funds don't meet the requirements they won't give him a permit under the family reunification scheme.

Only by getting a job yourself and having a work permit will he be able to also have a work permit once you marry. Otherwise, he would have to go through the normal procedure for non-EU's regardless of whether he's married or not.
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Re: EU citizen with L permit engaged to a Non-EU citizen

It might depend from canton to canton, but the CH requirements for permits associated with marriage are very strict! Make sure you ask for the right information, and base your decision off of that. Just a warning though, it isn't easy at all.
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