Hi I'm pretty much new over here so I hope I'm not breaking any forum rules on my first forum post
I'm a non-EU student currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Lausanne and I've been here since I was 18. I am now 20. I'm currently holding a B permit for non-EU residents.
My questions are:
1) Will I be eligible for the C permit under the jurisdiction of OIE law after legally residing in CH for 5 years? (Ordonnance sur l'intégration des étrangers, also called Vinta in German. Link: http://www.admin.ch/opc/de/classifie...995/index.html
2) Does the age count below 20 years old count double as well when applying for the C permit? Does this mean I will be eligible (under specific terms and regulations of the OIE law) when I graduate from college (age: 22)?
3) Also, if I have to pass the integration test, does the fact that I've lived in Zurich and have a good knowledge in German (und schwiizerdutsch!) help? I lived with a host family in Thalwil for 6 months and I managed to have a group of friends my age.
4) Do I lose my C permit if I live outside CH after a specific amount of time?
Thanks in advance!