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Can C permit holders live in France and commute to work in CH?

Or is it only Swiss citizens?
I'd rather live in Switzerland but any other posters from Geneva will know that accommodation over the border is much better value.
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Re: Can C permit holders live in France and commute to work in CH?

Anyone with an EU passport can do this. But research is important as the situation is changing and may be against living in France and working in Switzerland.
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Re: Can C permit holders live in France and commute to work in CH?

Presuming you're EU and are work in Geneva there's no reason why you shouldn't move to live in France.

However, you'll lose your C permit and be issued with a G (frontalier) one.
You'll also revert to being taxed at source.

If you lose your job you'll be subject to french chômage, which is about 50% of your salary not 80% as it is in Switzerland, and there's also the threat (from the french) that next year they'll insist on you joining the french health system rather the current possibility of having a frontalier insurance that covers you for swiss health care.
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Re: Can C permit holders live in France and commute to work in CH?

OK, not an option then, I can't lose my C permit for family reasons.
The Swiss seem to be allowed to live in France, I guess I'll have to wait until
I have a Swiss passport, though the way things seem to work here a naturalised Swiss probably won't have the same rights as someone born Swiss! :-)
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Re: Can C permit holders live in France and commute to work in CH?

Even as a swiss passport holder you'd be subject to french chômage rules, not swiss. I have several friends in that situation.
Not sure about how the taxation works though.
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Re: Can C permit holders live in France and commute to work in CH?

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Even as a swiss passport holder you'd be subject to french chômage rules, not swiss. I have several friends in that situation.
Not sure about how the taxation works though.
If you live in France, you have a French life. That's the way the bureaucracy sees it. It's btw the reason why France is furious against Switzerland for inheritance laws and practice at the moment. If French life is not your goal, France is not the place. Make bureaucracy logic your friend, otherwise, it will be your enemy and loose.
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Re: Can C permit holders live in France and commute to work in CH?

There is an initiative going on in France to increase the Health Tax and Income Tax for French Citizens living in France and Working in Basel. So it might not be a good idea to move to France......
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Re: Can C permit holders live in France and commute to work in CH?

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OK, not an option then, I can't lose my C permit for family reasons.
The Swiss seem to be allowed to live in France, I guess I'll have to wait until
I have a Swiss passport, though the way things seem to work here a naturalised Swiss probably won't have the same rights as someone born Swiss! :-)
The C permit is a Swiss residence permit, so you need to live in Switzerland to maintain it. If you move to France you'll have a french residence permit. Everyone is allowed to live in France, not just the Swiss. It's just that the Swiss don't have a Swiss residence permit to lose when changing residence.

You'll have to pay French taxes (income, property, car etc, and maybe next year also healthcare), though there is an arrangement that the Geneva employer takes 'tax at source' and gives it to the french as a downpayment, that will be taken into account when you do your french taxes.
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Re: Can C permit holders live in France and commute to work in CH?

I am interested in living in France and finding an internship in Geneva.

British (EU). I am on a B-permit'in FR so I'm guessing that I'd lose that and would get a G.

Would it be the employer who helps me with the G-permit application process or do I need to go sort out the whole thing myself? My school has always handled the B-permit process and all I've had to do is turn up at school in the first week and fill in 4 sides of A4 paper of questions about me, I assume it'll be similar questions for the G-permit?

Assuming I found an internship in Geneva, is the next step to look for housing in France a.s.a.p. before my tenancy in Switzerland expires so I have a home with the whole application?
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