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C permit .. looking for a career change

hi

Please let me ask a few specifics here

I would like to know what are the prospects of a career change here in the swiss. I will be getting my C permit next year but i would like to seek a career change (go away from what i do at the moment) and would like to pursue something here .. either by means of education at a university (i was told that with a C permit you can take admission at a university) or apprenticeship (if that is actually possible)

I am 31 now. can anyone suggest me some options. Anyone who has done something on the same lines in the past etc

I would request to hear from your experiences without asking for more details about my personality or what i like etc etc :-)

many thanks
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Old 28.01.2014, 01:06
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Re: C permit .. looking for a career change

Well I would expect a lot would depend on who well you speak one of the national languages and if you have sufficient funds to cover your costs while retraining.
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Re: C permit .. looking for a career change

I see you are non-EU... are you planning on studying or re-training before you gain the C permit? Or would you wait until after?

I'd guess this is one of those 'varies by canton, etc.' things, but in my canton we needed to prove that we were an asset to the community - i.e., gainfully employed and good tax payers - when applying for the C permit.

Although this was not the case during the first few renewals, we are also now required to submit OH's current employment contract and tax returns when we apply for the C permit renewal - i.e., showing that we are still contributing sufficiently to the community.

But I understand that this is not necessarily the case in other cantons.

Something to think about as you make your plans.
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Re: C permit .. looking for a career change

I'm not being funny but I managed to complete a Master's in 3 years with a full-time job.

Maybe you can do that to facilitate your career change with less risk to you?
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Re: C permit .. looking for a career change

Hello Meloncollie

Yes i am not EU and i intend to study/retrain AFTER i get my C permit. I was in general , looking for experiences from others who have gone through a similar transition . Thx

Hello Sean ,thank you !
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I see you are non-EU... are you planning on studying or re-training before you gain the C permit? Or would you wait until after?

I'd guess this is one of those 'varies by canton, etc.' things, but in my canton we needed to prove that we were an asset to the community - i.e., gainfully employed and good tax payers - when applying for the C permit.

Although this was not the case during the first few renewals, we are also now required to submit OH's current employment contract and tax returns when we apply for the C permit renewal - i.e., showing that we are still contributing sufficiently to the community.

But I understand that this is not necessarily the case in other cantons.

Something to think about as you make your plans.
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Re: C permit .. looking for a career change

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I see you are non-EU... are you planning on studying or re-training before you gain the C permit? Or would you wait until after?

I'd guess this is one of those 'varies by canton, etc.' things, but in my canton we needed to prove that we were an asset to the community - i.e., gainfully employed and good tax payers - when applying for the C permit.

Although this was not the case during the first few renewals, we are also now required to submit OH's current employment contract and tax returns when we apply for the C permit renewal - i.e., showing that we are still contributing sufficiently to the community.

But I understand that this is not necessarily the case in other cantons.

Something to think about as you make your plans.
Actually I don't understand how they can ask these kind of documents (working contract, tax return papers...) to renew a C permit. In the federal act of foreigners it is very clearly stated that the C permit will be renewed unless the revocation conditions meet, which are also clearly specified, e.g. falsification of papers, severe criminal record, long-time dependent on social assistance...(but if you have been living on C for more than 15 years, even full dependence on social assistance cannot be a condition of revokation), but nothing is mentioned about employment.
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Actually I don't understand how they can ask these kind of documents (working contract, tax return papers...) to renew a C permit. In the federal act of foreigners it is very clearly stated that the C permit will be renewed unless the revocation conditions meet, which are also clearly specified, e.g. falsification of papers, severe criminal record, long-time dependent on social assistance...(but if you have been living on C for more than 15 years, even full dependence on social assistance cannot be a condition of revokation), but nothing is mentioned about employment.
Ah, but everything is local in Switzerland.

We've seen countless posts on EF showing how rules are enforced, ignored, interpreted differently depending on the canton, Gemeinde, phase of the moon and whim of the bureaucrat.

In fact, the recent Bundesrat federal proposal to deny C permits to EU citizens who have been unemployed for 12 months (as is already the case for non-EU citizens), or to revoke the C permits of folks on social aid were put forward, according to the BR statement, expressly because of the widely different approaches the individual cantons have taken in handling such matters.
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