Hi There. Help with a question.
Hello, I am new here to the Forum. Have read a bunch of posts here and I think it is fantastic how easy it is to find answers to rather odd questions about life here. A very supportive group, I must admit.
I have been in Zürich canton just around 3 years now. Came here for a vist 4 years back and met a great guy and we connected and decided to marry. So, I moved here to be with him.
The problem is that I come from a Muslim country, where the rules are intense considering that I am in a Eingetragenerpartnerschaft [registered partnership]. And my partner is Swiss.
All is good, but now my passport is expiring and I can not get the Swiss one till another 2 years, or at least to start to apply for it in another 2 years.
I do not want to risk going back to my country to renew my passport in the mean time, as my permit states that I am here for Familennachzug and if I try to enter back to Switzerland, sure I will have a vaild permit, hence visa, but they might ask at immigration there, that my permit states that I am here with family, so I am married, and I might be asked to present marriage documents, as that is very normal to ask there.
And there will be the problem as I could not produce any documents to the muslim immigration officer showing him that I am married to a man. That would mean arrest or worse.
I printed out my embassy's passport renewal page and they ask me to fill in the documet, which also asks if I am married. And I can not place that. If I do, they might ask for my husbands information to confirm.
Considering in their eyes I am not married, but if I do put single down there, then it would be liying. And I wonder how much hell that might raise.
Plus, they ask me to send my permit and the original one for that to renew my passport. I was surprised. As, one needs to have their permit on them at all times here. And if I do send that to them, and tick single in my documents, then they might just look at the permit and Familiennachzug information there and know that I lied on my paper.
Could anyone guide me here please? I do not want to sit here with an expired passport for 3 years plus. Maybe some other guys here in an Eingetragnerpartnerschaft who come from Muslim countries.
I would appreciate any helpful information. Thank you very much and wishing you all a very good evening.
Last edited by 3Wishes; 06.01.2015 at 21:29.
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