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Old 31.03.2008, 18:08
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Are they going to send me and my baby home?

I am illegally here in Switzerland, I have a passport with my expired Schengen visa.
I am currently living with my boyfriend a EU national and two days ago I confirmed that I am pregnant.
I am from a third world country.
My boyfriend and I visited the Municipal office to officially say that we are living together and we were redirected to the Cantonal Police . They interviewed us and got my passport. I have to wait for the results.

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1. Are they going to send me home?
2. How many days will the authorities going to check and verify all my documents?
3. Is there a strong possibility that they will grant a visa and later a permit for me to stay?

I just wish that things will be ok. Just post a reply if you know some information regarding this matter. Thanks
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Old 31.03.2008, 18:19
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Re: Are they going to send me and my baby home?

Congratulations on the pregnancy - easiest option would be to marry your boyfriend. This would solve pretty much all of your problems......you might hear something about the fact that you're seemingly illegal in the country though.
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Old 31.03.2008, 18:29
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Re: Are they going to send me and my baby home?

Seek the counsel of an immigration lawyer (or solicitor - however they are called in Switzerland).
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Old 31.03.2008, 18:33
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Re: Are they going to send me and my baby home?

It is not opportune time to get married for personal issues on his side. That makes me doubly illegal...
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It is not opportune time to get married for personal issues on his side. That makes me doubly illegal...
Is he married? If he is not and he's prepared to get you pregnant, in my opinion he should be prepared to do anything to keep you and his unborn child in the country.

I assume you're trying to set up a civil partnership. I don't know how this might be affected if he is already married.
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Old 31.03.2008, 18:51
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Re: Are they going to send me and my baby home?

Yeah, he is still married but separated for some 2 years. He is just about to start in the divorce, that is why he opts for now to let it out in the open by going to the community to officially state that we are cohabiting.

I guess if I will have a visa first and a residence permit afterwards things will be ok.

Life is complicated for me. I am just positive that things like the baby along the way is a kind of blessings.

Thanks for your time in replying....
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Old 31.03.2008, 18:58
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Pinay Pie,
I wish you all the best of luck. I hope things work out as you wish. If things get difficult it may be worth phoning your country's embassy in CH (or going to see the consulate if they have one in Geneva) to see if they can give you advice/help.
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Re: Are they going to send me and my baby home?

Pinay Pie, what kinds of skills do you have?

I know that the first trimester is not a good time to look for a job (or anytime during pregnancy), but just in case any of us hear of anything it would be nice to know what you can do. -- ~~~~
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Re: Are they going to send me and my baby home?

well....i agree with MarkJ...even though its tough and even not adviced to work hard during pregnancy..i suppose you should look for a job...but remember the work laws are tough too ....and it depends on your skills...while a prospective employer will have to apply for a permit from the quota system for non EUs.
I dont know how will the Cantonal police react but it pretty depends on individual cases and often the official handling it.
I see a 50 - 50 in this case and the possibility is more to get deported.
Well..also a divorce process depending on the situations may take from 4- 6 months and in some cases may be upto 2 years.
Best wishes and congratulations on your pregnancy.
Regards..insel
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I assume you're trying to set up a civil partnership. I don't know how this might be affected if he is already married.
One cannot be both married and in a civil partnership at the same time.
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Old 31.03.2008, 23:40
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I dont know how will the Cantonal police react but it pretty depends on individual cases and often the official handling it.
I see a 50 - 50 in this case and the possibility is more to get deported.
It seems like you give me a little hope and suddenly let it totally bombed...
Whatever happens I will be ready! The Swiss society is strict and I know the consequences of our coming out. I always believe that things happen with a purpose, so right now Im just putting all my hopes. It's not a hopeless case, I just fall in love and having a baby because of it. I will be brave no matter what.

Thanks!!!
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Old 31.03.2008, 23:44
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One cannot be both married and in a civil partnership at the same time.
Shorrick,
I dont really know about the law here but He is separated in his status as he registered in the community.

I dont know if it will make a difference.

Wish me luck!!
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Pinay Pie, what kinds of skills do you have?

I know that the first trimester is not a good time to look for a job (or anytime during pregnancy), but just in case any of us hear of anything it would be nice to know what you can do. -- ~~~~
I graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, and I will pursue some more studies as software tester.

I was already offered before a job just that I dont have a permit.

Thanks a lot! I will make it!!
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Re: Are they going to send me and my baby home?

ingat lagi pinay pie
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sorry, I just wrote to her "take care always" in her language.
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Re: Are they going to send me and my baby home?

My advice Ö


- seek out advice from a professional adviser without paying too much A good starting point would be to follow-up Nevís suggestion of contacting your embassy / consulate

- finding a job is probably too difficult due to regulations and your lack of work experience. In addition, it could be stressful in your current situation (i.e. waiting for immigrationís response and the child.). On the other hand, you could get lucky early on

- weigh up all the options by seeking out good sound advice

- prepare for the worst from immigration just in case



Stay positive & lucky
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Old 30.05.2008, 21:43
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Re: Are they going to send me and my baby home?

what about taking up a course at a FH or Uni? You can get a student visa.
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Re: Are they going to send me and my baby home?

it seems that getting a student visa is a quicker and legal way to stay. Even though your passport is being taken, you could still start searching for the appropriate course etc etc.

good luck to you.

ps try to be relax and do NOT stress yourself. A stressful mom will give birth to a stressful baby.
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Re: Are they going to send me and my baby home?

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I am illegally here in Switzerland, I have a passport with my expired Schengen visa.
I am currently living with my boyfriend a EU national and two days ago I confirmed that I am pregnant.
I am from a third world country.
My boyfriend and I visited the Municipal office to officially say that we are living together and we were redirected to the Cantonal Police . They interviewed us and got my passport. I have to wait for the results.

Questions
1. Are they going to send me home?
2. How many days will the authorities going to check and verify all my documents?
3. Is there a strong possibility that they will grant a visa and later a permit for me to stay?

I just wish that things will be ok. Just post a reply if you know some information regarding this matter. Thanks
Marriage is one option and to apply for asylum is another possibility. Check the following link:

http://www.ch.ch/schweiz/00157/00176/index.html?lang=en
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