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Hello there,

I'm an Indian citizen travelling at the end of the next week to India for a marriage function. My passport has only a entry VISA (work permit in progress) with single entry(which was already used) and I understand that I need to get some sufficient papers before I leave the country.

Browsing the replies from this forum I got a vague idea that there is something called return VISA. Also, that I need to get some sufficient papers from an administartive office. Could anyone clarify what exactly I need to get and from where so that I could freely travel in/out of the country?

After hearing your replies and I do make a succesful travel, I will post some pointers in this forum.

Thanks,
Balaji.

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Hello there,

I'm an Indian citizen travelling at the end of the next week to India for a marriage function. My passport has only a entry VISA (work permit in progress) with single entry(which was already used) and I understand that I need to get some sufficient papers before I leave the country.

Browsing the replies from this forum I got a vague idea that there is something called return VISA. Also, that I need to get some sufficient papers from an administartive office. Could anyone clarify what exactly I need to get and from where so that I could freely travel in/out of the country?

After hearing your replies and I do make a succesful travel, I will post some pointers in this forum.

Thanks,
Balaji.

You need to go to Lausanne's "Office Cantonal de la Population" with your passport and permit approval documentatin and tell them you'd like to travel while your permit is being processed. They'll issue a three month multiple entry visa and charge you something around a 100 CHF figure.
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You need to go to Lausanne's "Office Cantonal de la Population" with your passport and permit approval documentatin and tell them you'd like to travel while your permit is being processed. They'll issue a three month multiple entry visa and charge you something around a 100 CHF figure.
does this apply if your permit is being extended, ie you physically do not possess your permit, because up till now i have only asked for a photocopy of my old permit from the office and made sure that i have it on me if i have to travel before the paperwork is finalised and my new permit delivered?

i will be going on a 15 day trip and my permit will be handed in for renewal at this point, should i go get a visa stamped in my passport?

thanks for your help
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Re: Travelling when permit in procress

It may depend on whether people from your country can normally enter Switzerland without a visa. When I called the authorities in Zurich (Migrationsamt) they said I needed one, but I asked the person I was speaking to check because I wouldn't need a visa if coming as a tourist - she checked and then said that I didn't need one.

It would help at Swiss Immigration when arriving if you have a copy of the expired permit and a confirmation letter from your local community office that you are a resident (I got this when submitting my permit for renewal and telling them I would be travelling during the renewal period).
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does this apply if your permit is being extended,
Yes, it does.
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does this apply if your permit is being extended, ie you physically do not possess your permit, because up till now i have only asked for a photocopy of my old permit from the office and made sure that i have it on me if i have to travel before the paperwork is finalised and my new permit delivered?

i will be going on a 15 day trip and my permit will be handed in for renewal at this point, should i go get a visa stamped in my passport?

thanks for your help
Yes , the Migrationsamt ( not sure the equivalent in the French part ) always give me a photocopy of the permit ( B in my case ) , stamped saying that my permit is in the process of renewal . I also travel quite a bit and usually cannot wait until my permit arrives to travel . No hassles on the way in .
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