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Losing job while on L permit

Pretty straightforward question, but I have not seen it in any of the threads yet:
My girlfriend is working in Switzerland while on L permit. Normally it would have been valid until april 2007. Unfortunately now she lost her job in the company,i.e. her last working day will be November 30.

She is not from the European Union and her country of origen requires a visum for travelling to Switzerland.
How much longer is she admitted to stay in Switzerland without work? Can she still stay until april 2007?
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Re: Losing job while on L permit

I don't have the answer to your question but are you Swiss or someone with a C permit? Maybe it's time to marry her if she means so much to you
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Re: Losing job while on L permit

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Pretty straightforward question, but I have not seen it in any of the threads yet:
My girlfriend is working in Switzerland while on L permit. Normally it would have been valid until april 2007. Unfortunately now she lost her job in the company,i.e. her last working day will be November 30.

She is not from the European Union and her country of origen requires a visum for travelling to Switzerland.
How much longer is she admitted to stay in Switzerland without work? Can she still stay until april 2007?
Thanks in advance for your reply.
Thomas
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I think the best is to not inform the authorities. She should be able to make it til April 2007 without much trouble.
Don't invite unnecessary trouble, like going out too late, risking a spot-check by the traffic police, or cross border, etc.


If the company insists on taking back the L-permit, then that is a different story.
My condolences.
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Re: Losing job while on L permit

I was under the impression that her L permit and money she has already paid towards unemployment benefits would mean she could stay up to and maximum 6 months after the april 2007 expiry date?? maybe this is just for an EU citizen though...
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Re: Losing job while on L permit

Also keep in mind that even though I was fully legal when I came to CH. Some people in my building assumed that I was illegal. One lady wanted to report me to the authorities for being an illegal immigrant So watch out for such neighbours and don't tell others about your situation.
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Re: Losing job while on L permit

I agree with HAT, im pretty sure that your gf can stay at least until the expiration of the Permit, and try to get another job/intern during this period. From my understanding the official regulation only states you HAVE to leave once your permit L expires.
Other alternaltives apart from a marriage ( ) should be try to get accepted by a language school/ Uni.
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Re: Losing job while on L permit

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I don't have the answer to your question but are you Swiss or someone with a C permit? Maybe it's time to marry her if she means so much to you
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First it is bad advice to marry someone, under such circumstances.
Second, the comment is inappropriate to someone asking for information clarity and obviously some kind of condolences. Don't hit below the belt.

Just my idiosyncratic observation.
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Re: Losing job while on L permit

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I was under the impression that her L permit and money she has already paid towards unemployment benefits would mean she could stay up to and maximum 6 months after the april 2007 expiry date?? maybe this is just for an EU citizen though...
From what little I know, you need to contribute at least 6 months to the unemployment insurance before it is effective. Also there may be some differences for L-Permit holder, since it is only temporary temporary.

If insurance is effective, you have 180 workdays, or up to your permit expiry date, whichever is sooner. You get 70% of your last drawn salary but you have to report daily to the unemployment office, take a course, etc etc.

Boy oh boy, I was in similar situation a couple of years back, and the feeling was uncomfortable. Stay cool, you will be fine.

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Re: Losing job while on L permit

Did your gf signed a waiver at the Swiss Embassy where she applied for her visa which states "you have 10 days to leave Switzerland in the event that contract ends prior to the permit's expiry date" or something to that account?
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Re: Losing job while on L permit

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From what little I know, you need to contribute at least 6 months to the unemployment insurance before it is effective. Also there may be some differences for L-Permit holder, since it is only temporary temporary.

If insurance is effective, you have 180 workdays, or up to your permit expiry date, whichever is sooner. You get 70% of your last drawn salary but you have to report daily to the unemployment office, take a course, etc etc.
Actually, that's not true. There is an unfortunate situation where L-permit holders don't get any unemployment benefits - but they are still expected to pay their unemployment insurance. We explored this bizzare twist on this thread.

To the original poster - Thomas. Are you in fact Swiss?
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