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Made EU-Citizen MID-WAY through the visa application!

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I have already started my application for a family reunion visa as a non-EU citizen. It is still being processed.
My wife is an EU National and studying in Zurich.

Last week I received my spanish citizenship, so I am officially now an EU National.
I am wondering if I should forego the non-EU family reunion visa application I started, and apply as an EU citizen? Is it easier, because there are a few (difficult) things I need to supply to the government. (I can't seem to find the information anyway on the Zurich Cantonal Immigration website).
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Re: Made EU-Citizen MID-WAY through the visa application!

You can contact them to tell them to change your application from non-EU family reunion to EU-family reunion.

EU-citizens too need family reunion permits to join their boy/girlfriends/wife/husband if they have not got a job already got a job when they move.
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You can contact them to tell them to change your application from non-EU family reunion to EU-family reunion.

EU-citizens too need family reunion permits to join their boy/girlfriends/wife/husband if they have not got a job already got a job when they move.
right, is there any information about the process available. I was only sent this document by the Canton: http://www.ma.zh.ch/internet/sicherh...chtenstein.pdf
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Re: Made EU-Citizen MID-WAY through the visa application!

Well, I don't know about how to 'change' the application you have already sent, but if you were a brand-new EU applicant then:


1) You arrive in Switzerland (ie like a tourist) - you can stay with the husband/wife (for EU, it can also be boyfriend/girlfried)

2) A day later or so you visit the town hall and apply for a permit. They give you a form to take home and bring completed. It's a statement that your wife/husband already working here accepts to look after you for 5 years (financial responsibility). You give this back and you get your permit. You can work, if you find a job.

This is the same as if you wanted to come here (EU) and not working / not looking for a job. If you can prove you have funds/income yourself to support yourself for 5 years, they give you a permit. The only difference for couples is that instead of you having the funds, they allow you to have another person to guarantee for you.
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Well, I don't know about how to 'change' the application you have already sent, but if you were a brand-new EU applicant then:


1) You arrive in Switzerland (ie like a tourist) - you can stay with the husband/wife (for EU, it can also be boyfriend/girlfried)

2) A day later or so you visit the town hall and apply for a permit. They give you a form to take home and bring completed. It's a statement that your wife/husband already working here accepts to look after you for 5 years (financial responsibility). You give this back and you get your permit. You can work, if you find a job.

This is the same as if you wanted to come here (EU) and not working / not looking for a job. If you can prove you have funds/income yourself to support yourself for 5 years, they give you a permit. The only difference for couples is that instead of you having the funds, they allow you to have another person to guarantee for you.
Thanks, I think I will just approach the Kriesburo and tell them my situation.
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