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Minimum salary requirement for B Permit

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Does anyone know what is the minimum salary requirement for a B permit ( Non EU ) ?
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Old 21.01.2014, 18:37
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Hi ,
Does anyone know what is the minimum salary requirement for a B permit ( Non EU ) ?
Not sure, but I'd guess 3000-4000 chf. But I don't think you need to worry about that, if you have a job which is specialised enough to get you a permit as a non-EU then I'm sure the pay will be sufficient to live on!
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Re: Minimum salary requirement for B Permit

Your local social services department decide the minimum survival wage. Around here it is about 2'300 for a single and 4'500 for a married couple, plus about 600 for each small child, 1'000 for a teenager.
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Not sure, but I'd guess 3000-4000 chf. But I don't think you need to worry about that, if you have a job which is specialised enough to get you a permit as a non-EU then I'm sure the pay will be sufficient to live on!
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But it is not for surviving . I am able to survive with my current salary
I have heard that there has to be a minimum salary which has to be provided by the employer so that the B permit doesn't get rejected.
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Hi ,
Thanks for the reply.
But it is not for surviving . I am able to survive with my current salary
I have heard that there has to be a minimum salary which has to be provided by the employer so that the B permit doesn't get rejected.
It has to be in the range that is normal for the job in question. Being a specialist position 4k probably won't cut it but 6 or 7 will.
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It has to be in the range that is normal for the job in question. Being a specialist position 4k probably won't cut it but 6 or 7 will.
Thanks .
I am an IT consultant so I guess its a specialist Job. so 6 0r 7 should make the cut.
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Re: Minimum salary requirement for B Permit

Please present your situation better in future. I would have answered differently or probably not all.
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Re: Minimum salary requirement for B Permit

It's just one of the criteria though. The whole process is detailed here:

https://www.bfm.admin.ch/content/bfm...zulassung.html
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Hi ,
Thanks for the reply.
But it is not for surviving . I am able to survive with my current salary
I have heard that there has to be a minimum salary which has to be provided by the employer so that the B permit doesn't get rejected.
My point was, you're unlikely to get your permit turned down due to your salary. As a non-EU you're more likely to get turned down due to the authorities thinking an EU/Swiss could do the job. If you pass this hurdle then you are not likely to be in a job that pays so little for pay to be an issue!
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Re: Minimum salary requirement for B Permit

As you have already received one permit and it is up for renewal, I think the salary won't be the issue unless the employer has changed it.
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As you have already received one permit and it is up for renewal, I think the salary won't be the issue unless the employer has changed it.
Permits are canton responsibility. Since i see Zurich i think i understand your question.

Guessing the nature of your question, yes Zurich is putting high stakes on salary for IT consultants of NON EU.

With so many EU-17 and EU-8 and EU-2 wanting to come in 2013 Zurich canton needs a good specialization.

That is why u have seen VAUD and Schauffhausen imports
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Re: Minimum salary requirement for B Permit

There are no minimum salary requirements for B permit, but you need a permanent contract.
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there has to be a minimum salary which has to be provided by the employer so that the B permit doesn't get rejected.
Depends on the job (they'll want to see a description of the responsibility and years-of-experience requirements) and the canton. They won't reject the permit but bounce it back to the employer and ask them to increase your salary. I've seen it done. Of course, if the employer refuses to increase the salary then the permit gets rejected.
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Your local social services department decide the minimum survival wage. Around here it is about 2'300 for a single and 4'500 for a married couple, plus about 600 for each small child, 1'000 for a teenager.
Are you sure the minimum survival wage for a married couple is 4500.-? Is this amount applicable in Kanton Aargau? Since, I've submitted my family reunion application but my salary is quite less than what you've stated here - Should I have to worry about this ?
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Re: Minimum salary requirement for B Permit

In my case, non-EU, I was told by an immigration consultant working in Zurich canton, min is 120k CHF for a single professional. I don't think there is an absolute minimum, but the principle is that you are paid like a local in your profession and be considered a specialist. Not sure where to confirm this but got this from a consulting firm which specializes in permit application. Oh and 120k CHF is base because the authority doesn't really care about bonuses.
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In my case, non-EU, I was told by an immigration consultant working in Zurich canton, min is 120k CHF for a single professional. I don't think there is an absolute minimum, but the principle is that you are paid like a local in your profession and be considered a specialist. Not sure where to confirm this but got this from a consulting firm which specializes in permit application. Oh and 120k CHF is base because the authority doesn't really care about bonuses.
120k CHF minimum for a [non-EU] single person to renew his/her permit? Wow!
Anyone else have info along these lines, please?

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Hi ,
Thanks for the reply.
But it is not for surviving . I am able to survive with my current salary
I have heard that there has to be a minimum salary which has to be provided by the employer so that the B permit doesn't get rejected.

I'm not an expert, but our attorney explained it this way-- in order to be approved for a B permit, you need to be considered a "specialist" that they are unable to source from CH or, after that, the EU. One way that they can differentiate you as "special" is through pay. It depends on the type of work, but for Finance/Accounting type roles, he said that 120,000 is sort of the minimum threshold that would put you beyond question. For more technically skilled positions, engineer, etc, it might be lower (which seems counterintuitive) because they genuinely cannot source enough talent locally, so the proof in the lack of number of engineers, and they don't need to prove though pay, if that makes sense?
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In my case, non-EU, I was told by an immigration consultant working in Zurich canton, min is 120k CHF for a single professional. I don't think there is an absolute minimum, but the principle is that you are paid like a local in your profession and be considered a specialist. Not sure where to confirm this but got this from a consulting firm which specializes in permit application. Oh and 120k CHF is base because the authority doesn't really care about bonuses.
The magic 120k
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Re: Minimum salary requirement for B Permit

i know someone in bern, the company applied visa for him and it was rejected because salary was low so and the company increased the salary like 6500 chf (brutto) per month and and it has been accepted.

job: software developer
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i know someone in bern, the company applied visa for him and it was rejected because salary was low so and the company increased the salary like 6500 chf (brutto) per month and and it has been accepted.

job: software developer
Must have been a VERY low salary if they had to increase it by that much a month! That's 78,000 if it was paid out in 12 monthly payments, 84,500 if paid in 13 installments. No wonder the application was initially rejected.
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