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Simulatanious two-canton work permit application

(asking for a friend)

There is a job he prefers in one canton, but it may take up to year, or as little as a couple of months to finalize everything. Or his work permit process can be started immediately in another canton (at another company). So the plan is to work at one place and switch to the other one later on, but not clear when.

Is this risky? If there would be an overlap in the applications for work permits in two different cantons, would that pose a problem?
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Re: Simulatanious two-canton work permit application

Where is he living and working now? Outside CH?
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Re: Simulatanious two-canton work permit application

in Switzerland, canton different to those where jobs are (i.e. three cantons in total in the story, but he would continue living where he currently is)

working at a uni, so his B permit is not from quota
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Re: Simulatanious two-canton work permit application

Haven't we been over this subject before?

2 jobs with different permits
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Haven't we been over this subject before?

2 jobs with different permits
I had read it, not related at all
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Re: Simulatanious two-canton work permit application

What I think is that as long as that there is no overlap in permit process (i.e. two applications in two cantons during the same time), there should be no problem. it will be just a change of job/canton after.

And in practice I don't think there will be overlap. Because you said the first work can start permit process immediately and the other one at least several months or even a year later. By that time he should have already got his permit from the first job.

And I just read that he lives in a third canton and he won't move. Then probably he won't change permit at all because he won't move.
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And in practice I don't think there will be overlap. Because you said the first work can start permit process immediately and the other one at least several months or even a year later. By that time he should have already got his permit from the first job.
Actually there is a risk of overlap, because it may happen (maybe 30% chance) that the other application starts before the first one is over.

p.s. how long does it take for work permits anyways, my experience was 2-3 months, has it become quicker?
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Actually there is a risk of overlap, because it may happen (maybe 30% chance) that the other application starts before the first one is over.

p.s. how long does it take for work permits anyways, my experience was 2-3 months, has it become quicker?
It depends on the canton (for example BE seems to be slower than VD), the type of work (you mentioned that he worked in uni, is it a phd/postdoc or something like this? If yes this might be quicker than other jobs), and season (one of our colleagues had to wait 4 months instead of 2 usually because because his application was processed in July/August holiday time...)
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Re: Simulatanious two-canton work permit application

so he is currently postdoc, but the new jobs are normal jobs
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so he is currently postdoc, but the new jobs are normal jobs
When does his current job end?
And also I think it's better to know for sure when the second potential job can start their contract (or permit application). Because from your description (several months up to one year) it is quite unclear. If it will start in one year, then there is no problem or applying for the first job and then change. If it starts in two or three months, then why not wait and jump directly to the second job?
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Re: Simulatanious two-canton work permit application

Just on principle I think it's best if he chooses one and sticks with it. You don't mention if he's EU or non-EU. If non-EU, then the potential employers are spending a fair amount of money to go through the process to apply for his work permit. To take advantage of this and then jump ship is not very professional (although probably not illegal).

You also mention he's working for a university. Word gets around in academia, and if this type of bait-and-switch tactic is used, he could find himself without any job at all.
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When does his current job end?
open end (but half the salary of the other jobs)

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When does his current job end?
And also I think it's better to know for sure when the second potential job can start their contract (or permit application). Because from your description (several months up to one year) it is quite unclear. If it will start in one year, then there is no problem or applying for the first job and then change. If it starts in two or three months, then why not wait and jump directly to the second job?
they said a couple of months - up to a year...
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Just on principle I think it's best if he chooses one and sticks with it. You don't mention if he's EU or non-EU. If non-EU, then the potential employers are spending a fair amount of money to go through the process to apply for his work permit. To take advantage of this and then jump ship is not very professional (although probably not illegal).

You also mention he's working for a university. Word gets around in academia, and if this type of bait-and-switch tactic is used, he could find himself without any job at all.
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I think that's not the best thing to do (actually if it is a year, I think it's perfectly fine), though the way these guys ( up to a year) act, is quite bad too...
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Re: Simulatanious two-canton work permit application

open-ended postdoc??

since the current job is open ended, why not wait until the second new job because it is that one that he is willing to stay long in the future. Asking a permit for a job where you know you will stay only some months is a bit strange, given that he has a job now and will have the second job in less than one year.

Also, we never know what will happen. What in case the first permit application is heavily delayed?

But, make sure that the second job WILL be his. If the employer is not 100% sure then it is a totally different story.

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open end (but half the salary of the other jobs)



they said a couple of months - up to a year...
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