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drremobond007 04.04.2015 00:16

Swiss Marriage Visa : for Indian and Swiss citizen
 
Switzerland Marriage Visa with Swiss citizen (for Indian/Non EU)


Part 1....
I am a Indian muslim doctor from Delhi & finished my medical graduation from India. I am now in Bern, Switzerland with my spouse who is Swiss Christian . I have come here to Switzerland on a marriage visa and already married now. I applied from Delhi in November 2014 & I couldn`t find the correct information regarding the same earlier.

Even Embassy of Switzerland civil affairs staffs are not fully aware about it because it is not very common someone from India marrying a Swiss and laws with paper work varies for each Kanton in Switzerland.

And thus I have tried to collect all information which I have gathered during my application process for Kanton Bern, so as to help future applicants.

Please note: There could be some variation in paper work & rules for each kanton in Switzerland & also at Swiss consulate, Mumbai. I have applied through the Delhi office and all information holds true for the same.



STEPS AT INDIAN SIDE (beginning of VISA APPLICATION PROCESS)
Marriage visa is accepted at Embassy of Switzerland only and not at VFS centre at Nehru Place, New Delhi.

Embassy of Switzerland
Nyaya Marg
Chanakyapuri
New Delhi 110 021
India

Tel. :+41 31 322 18 81http://www.englishforum.ch/skypec2c://r/204+41 31 322 18 81
+91 11 4995 9520http://www.englishforum.ch/skypec2c://r/204+91 11 4995 9520

ndh.visa@eda.admin.ch
https://www.eda.admin.ch/newdelhi

First of all you will need list of paper work done before you submit your application at Embassy, Delhi

Documents for MARRIAGE/PARTNERSHIP VISA
For Marriage or Partnership, documents required are same.
https://www.eda.admin.ch/countries/india/en/home/services/civil-status/marriage.html
How to avail the documents/ get it attested/apostile:
For Indian Spouse (going to Switzerland for marriage):

  • I submitted incl:
  • high school: class 9th & 10th
  • class 11th and 12th from my university attached school
  • medical college marksheets + Degree copies & with its transcripts
  • Goethe certificates for german
  • Other cerficates like BLS-ACLS certificates, Medical licenses from Delhi Council of India, MCI, LORs from my college, hospitals-where I worked, work experience certificates etc.
  • Original Birth certificate” issued by the Directorate of Statistics & Evaluation of the concerned State, duly legalised as mentioned below (on the translated copy only and not on original).

    Please note, that no Birth certificate is directly apostile by state home ministry as mentioned in the embassy’s list will be accepted directly.

    Legalization of birth certificate is most cumbersome process of all, especially in Bihar. It took me almost 4.5 months for first 3 steps below:
    Step 1 -- Take the original certificate to any Local English Translator if in Hindi or Urdu (Eg: vision Trans, Shop no.245, Palika Bazar, Connaught Palace, New Delhi), who will translate, sign and stamp the _front side_ of the document.

    Step 2 -- Visit the SubDivisional Officer/upp Adhikari of your District (New Building) where you tell, you would like to have the certificate "attested". It costs you some money sometimes & approach/jugad.
    Step 3— translated certificate has to be legalised by the “Deputy Secretary Home" of the State, where the certificate is issued(e.g. for natives of Bihar – old building, Near Kabootarkhanna, Patna) .
    Step 4-- The document has to be Apostille by the "Ministry of External Affairs", Consular Section, Patiala House, Tilak Marg, New Delhi. It has been outsourced since Aug/Sept 2014 BUT there are addresses mentioned on MEA gate. I went to shop no 911 on 9th floor, Indra Prakash building , New Delhi, India ( it is adjoin gate from Barakhamba Road metro station). They take 90 INR & return back in 2-3 days at max.

    THIS SHOULD BE IN ENGLISH/ GERMAN/FRENCH/ITALIAN only!

    4. Visa fee by DD or Swiss Receipt
    For Marriage Visa fee will be: Rs 55000 per application (or CHF 800 if paid in Switzerland). My Spouse paid it in Bern & I attached the bank statement from kanton Bern Bank

    • Visa fee should be paid only by Demand draft in favor of EMBASSY OF SWITZERLAND, payable in Delhi.

    • All fees are non-refundable.


    5. Police Clearance Certificate (PCC)


    Know your Local Delhi Police station for your area & apply online (http://www.delhipolice.nic.in).
    They issue 1 online PCC format with your photo. Take a print out & submit.
    This should actually not take more than 15 days, but would depend on each police station.
    THIS SHOULD BE ENGLISH/GERMAN.


    Please note: Unknowingly, I had also got issued & apostille PCC from Passport centre, Ministry of External affairs but it is unacceptable.

    6. Marital Status Affidavit with content as mentioned in this Embassy List. Indian Lawyers have the readymade format for it. Just get the print out with your personal info in it.

    7. Declaration for marriage (to be done in front of officer, when submitting)

    8. Curiculum Vitaé

    9. A hand written application requesting for the visa.

    10. Original Passport including old cancelled passport, they take 3 copies of passport(s) & return you all the original passport(s).

    From Swiss spouse:

    10. Copy of Passport

    11. Email copy of Marital status certificate/Personenstandausweis: to be obtained by swiss spouse from Zivilstandkreis of their Heimat Gemeinade (ancestral home town)

    Once all of this is ready you can visit the Embassy of Switzerland,Delhi & submit your application.

    While submitting the bundle of copies of everything, you will be asked to fill the 2 copies of particulars form & 3 declarations:
    Particular form has your & your spouse's personal Details.
    Declaration includes: 1st – for marriage declaration
    2nd for lawyer permission to verify all docx personally
    3rd for not violiating any swiss law as mentioned in the form like marrying relatives, polygamy marriages, incest etc.


    There is also short (1-2 mins) interview (alongwith all cross-confirmation) about your partner and future plans with her/him.

    Mind you this is not the end of the application; you will have to go once again, if they missing some docx and then will be called again.

    After verification of all the documents by Swiss Embassy lawyers’ personal visit to all places including till your district for birth certificate, it is one of the most important for Switzerland’s social security purposes.

    There will be another interview in details informally by embassy lawyer (Indian) usually in mother tongue. He asks anything to everything about you & your partner. I had to give handwritten of all the things, which he asked in a sequence in the form of application (from meeting my spouse till future plans together). He had my educational documents & nothing of Swiss spouse. It was in a Café coffee Restaurant in my case (after mutual decision & convenience), he sent his personal response/report about the interview outcome, which I guess was very good because I had no problem after this (they never disclose your & also their identity- no jugad works). I was in shock about and after this informal interview, how informally it happened.

    Remember never lie or contradict about any information already given.

    It is advisable to keep 1 whole bundle set of all documents, which you give at Embassy. Read them all before you each time, when you have to visit at Embassy or for informal interview.

    As I was called again in Embassy before they sent it to Swiss Immigration office. It was 3rd January 2015. I signed 1 more declaration for further process and was told about the sending and was told to wait and my Swiss spouse will be informed first about if Immigration has accept for our marriage, after they verify everything on my Swiss spouse’s part.


...contd as PART 2

drremobond007 04.04.2015 00:17

Re: Swiss Marriage Visa : for Indian and Swiss citizen
 
.... contd PART 2



STEPS AT THE SWITZERLAND SIDE (after VISA APPLICATION SUBMISSION)


After few weeks from the date of application, your spouse will receive the letter as Vorverfahren und Beurkundung der Hochzeit/Partnerschaft (prelieminary procedures and registration of Marriage/Partnership) from Civil affairs office/Zivilstandamt:
  • If you or your spouse wish to change the surnames, for all the future documents and all resigration process in Switzerland.
  • Also, they confirm receiving of your documents from India.
    He/she will be asked to come to Zivilstandamt with marital status certificate or Personenstandausweis in original.


    Your swiss spouse will be asked to visit Migration office/Fremdenkontrolle. He will request personally for marriage visa.

    I would suggest your spouse visit the Migration office/ Fremdenkontrolle/ Fremdenpolzei in Switzerland as soon as possible.
    This fremdenkontrolle process includes:
  • Your spouse will receive a series of questions like (which my spouse received):
  • How, when and under what condition did you meet to your spouse?
  • How you both have been in contact?
  • Does he have any relatives in swiss?
  • How you think Mr/Miss X can integrate in Swiss society?
  • Has he/she received any prior language knowledge?
  • How you finance your Living? (for your swiss spouse)
  • When would you like Mr/Miss X travelling to swiss? Please give us the range of travel dates.
  • Give us your latest Telephone number, in case we want to contact you.

    These two queries (from zivilstand and fremdenkontrolle) should be replied as soon as possible. This would just help to speed up things after the formalities are fulfilled from your spouse part within 1-2 weeks.
  • For my application this was needed and I don’t think it would be any different.
    1. Passport copy
    2. Copy of rental contract from his/ her landlord

    Now once your spouse submits all these documents and queries, he/she should hear from the Migration office within 2-7 days but in my case, it was on the second last day of 3 months time period of marriage visa i.e. 2nd Feb 2015. They confirm an email and letters about my visa acceptance and completion of marriage visa process.




    STEPS FROM THE INDIAN SIDE (after VISA CONFIRMATION)


    Once your spouse has received the confirmation letter, you have to mail at
    ndh.visa@eda.admin.chto confirm that the Swiss Embassy, Delhi has received your positive application. (They are quick and you will hear through an email. Yes! We have received your application and you will have to come and collect the passport with visa.


    You will be called to collect your passport. You can choose to come and personally collect within one month or take the courier service.

    Carry Passport, the letter sent by Immigration office to your spouse and the confirmation letter from visa section of Swiss Embassy, Delhi.
    Your passport will be ready for collection next day. You should now hold a valid visa.


    You should travel to Zurich/Geneva within 1 month of stamping of visa.

    The marriage visa is valid for 3 months (after arriving in Switzerland) and is extended if the procedure is not completed by kanton government till all formalities are fulfilled.


    STEPS FROM THE SWITZERLAND SIDE (after ARRIVAL IN BERN)


    Once you have safely landed in Switzerland. You must register with the local Zivilstand office no later than 15 days from landing and they take all your passports (including old passports) and give the confirmation letter for passport deposit.


    At the same time, they ask to inform them telephonically about a mutual date for marriage registration at Zivilstandamt, Bern.

    After enjoying 1.5 months … we confirmed the the date to civil affairs office. For us, it was on 1st April 2015.

    It was one hour procedure at Zivilstandamt/civil affairs office and we got marriage certificate and my passport after some paper formalities (to be continued in new thread).

    Now, I will apply for Auslaenderausweis/Resident cum work Permit after Easter.


    Addresses:

    For zivilstandamt:
    Zivilstands- und Buergerrechtsdienst des Kantons Bern
    Amt fuer Migration und Personenstand
    Laupenstrasse 18a
    3008 Bern
    Telfon: +41 31 63542 00http://www.englishforum.ch/skypec2c://r/204+41 31 63542 00
    Email: za.mittelland@pom.be.ch

    For Fremdenkontrolle/Migration office:
    Einwohnerdienste, Migration und Fremdenpolizei (EMF)
    Predigerstrasse 5
    Postfach 3000 Bern 7
    Telfon: +41 31 321 53 00http://www.englishforum.ch/skypec2c://r/204+41 31 321 53 00
    Email: fremdenpolizei@bern.ch
    www.bern.ch

simple_person 04.04.2015 22:38

Re: Swiss Marriage Visa : for Indian and Swiss citizen
 
Excellent post and welcome to the Switzerland :)

drremobond007 20.04.2015 15:04

Marriage/Partnership Registration @ Bern Zivilstandamt
 
LEVEL 2: PROCEDURE OF MARRIAGE/ PARTNERSHIP @Zivilstand, Bern [between Swiss and non EU (Indian)]

After getting Marriage visa, as explained in:

http://www.englishforum.ch/family-ma...s-citizen.html

BEFORE REGISTRATION @Zivilstand/civil affairs

Step 1:
After being in Swiss on Marriage Visa, You have to get an appointment with Zivilstand for registration of your marriage/partnership. We had taken and changed the date twice before we finalized and had for 2nd April 2015. The zivilstandamterin were helpful in doing so.

Step 2:
Requirements at zivilstand/civil affairs:
1. Translator: Since I had no experience with Berndeutsch or Bern german. So, we had decided to have a Translator who is not friend/relative of any of the bride or bridegroom, if so, your registration will be postponed until you have a neutral translator. For this we contacted comprendi via online (details mentioned below):

“Comprehendi”
Caritas Bern
Eigerplatz 5
Postfach
3000 Bern 14
Telefon: 031 378 60 20

http://www.comprendi.ch/de/p115002872.html
(for online order Deutsch to English translator)

They charge very nominal price (we had given CHF 45 per hr). Usually, whole procedure lasts for 1 hr to 1 hr 15 mins.
My translator name was Mrs Katherine H Peters. She was very humble and polite lady.

2. Sometimes, we get in the letter or asked to arrange and bring two witnesses with us to zivilstand. They can be our friends/family members.
But when we confirmed over phone, they were not needed.

ON THE DAY Marriage/Partnership Registration:

Alongwith the greetings, we met the concerned officer for whole procedure. She took to a room. (First the officer of zivilstand spoke/explained then translator translated everything at every step of whole procedure.

Step 1 (for non EU):
Returning of my passport (which I submitted upon my arrival in Bern), with a confirmatory signature of the same.

Step 2 (for non EU):
She cross verify your documents like “Birth certificate stating place and DOB” submitted at embassy. She asked to check my particulars (as mentioned in my birth certificate) and sign if everything was ok. She alters, if any modification was needed after confirming with the Swiss embassy in your country. It means further postponement of your registration.

Step 3 (for Swiss citizen):
She checks national ID card and confirms the particulars and swiss partner confirms it with his/her signature.

Step 4: (for both)
She gives a form, which has general particulars/biodata of his and his partner details along with signature. It is same form given at embassy, when you were applying for marriage visa. It includes your first name and surname (if want to modify), home address, DOB, Religion. Same has to be filled for your partner and each one has to fill in his/her own handwrting.

Step 5 (for non EU):
She checks your documents like “Affidavit from court stating single as marital status” submitted at embassy
She gives you’re a declaration of marriage form with few laws in it, which your translator will explain you sentence by sentence. It is same declaration given at embassy, when you were applying for marriage visa.
She also explains you also the few basic laws like about FACILITATED CITIZENSHIP, CHILD ADOPTION etc, if you will in future.

After signing this, your marriage/partnership is registered in Switzerland. They congratulate you and procedure finishes after that.

PS: All your forms and declaration forms will be in Swiss languages i.e. German/French/Italian. For me, it was all in German.


Next is LEVEL 3: Getting RESIDENT PERMIT/PERMIT B /AUFENTHALTSBEWILLIGUNG from Fremdenkontrolle/Migration Police.... to be continued.

drremobond007 20.04.2015 15:53

Re: Marriage/Partnership Registration @ Bern Zivilstandamt
 
After completion of whole procedure, you get two documents stating your registration of Marriage/Partnership:

1. Heirats/Partnerschaftsausweis (=Marriage/Partnership ID): It has biodata like name, parent,s name, Place and DOB , Place of origin/Heimatort of both couples/partners

2. Heirats/Partnerschaftsurkunde (=Marriage/Partnership certificate): It has details of marriage/partnership registration (like date and place) with name and DOB of both partners.

This whole procedure at Zivilstandamt costs CHF 375

Island Monkey 20.04.2015 17:07

Re: Marriage/Partnership Registration @ Bern Zivilstandamt
 
The translator thing? Really?
When we went in Wallis.. my husband (now) just translated for me, they had no problem with that.

drremobond007 20.04.2015 19:18

Re: Marriage/Partnership Registration @ Bern Zivilstandamt
 
hi ...
we went to Bern zivilstand and this is what we were told by zivilstand officer over there and she asked specifically about it and also took the details of translator, before beginning the procedure.

transeuropeancheese 27.04.2015 19:17

Re: Swiss Marriage Visa : for Indian and Swiss citizen
 
In Zurich they will do the ceremony in English for you on request, costs about CHF 80 extra.

As a bonus level you can cover adding the spouse's name to your passport, my wife and I are having "fun" with this currently :)

drremobond007 29.04.2015 17:12

Quote:

Originally Posted by simple_person (Post 2369807)
Excellent post and welcome to the Switzerland :)

thanks simple_person

Quote:

Originally Posted by transeuropeancheese (Post 2381318)
In Zurich they will do the ceremony in English for you on request, costs about CHF 80 extra.

As a bonus level you can cover adding the spouse's name to your passport, my wife and I are having "fun" with this currently :)

in Bern, we were asked to arrange a translator by ourselves. They had no translator facility at Zivilstandamt.

korima 12.06.2015 22:02

Re: Swiss Marriage Visa : for Indian and Swiss citizen
 
Dear drremobond007,

I specifically joined this forum to thank you for you post. I am a Swiss citizen living in the US and am currently going through the process to register my marriage with an Indian citizen. We got married in the US but as every Swiss citizen, I have to register the marriage in Switzerland. Your post was very helpful to navigate the bewildering process. In our case, we also have to go through a tedious amount of (costly, both in time & money) steps. I am wondering if this forum would be a good place to outline the procedure as there might be other people who could benefit from my experience.

I wish you best of luck with level 3 (getting a resident permit/permit b/aufenthaltsbewilligung from the Fremdenkontrolle/Migration Police) and hope you will keep posting on this thread. I'm very interested to hear about your experience to get a residence permit as it pertains to my situation.

Lukiluch 08.07.2015 12:35

Re: Swiss Marriage Visa : for Indian and Swiss citizen
 
wow such a well written post. you'll be helping many with this post :) Welcome to Switzerland doc!

drremobond007 08.07.2015 16:42

Re: Swiss Marriage Visa : for Indian and Swiss citizen
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by korima (Post 2404042)
Dear drremobond007,

I specifically joined this forum to thank you for you post. I am a Swiss citizen living in the US and am currently going through the process to register my marriage with an Indian citizen. We got married in the US but as every Swiss citizen, I have to register the marriage in Switzerland. Your post was very helpful to navigate the bewildering process. In our case, we also have to go through a tedious amount of (costly, both in time & money) steps. I am wondering if this forum would be a good place to outline the procedure as there might be other people who could benefit from my experience.

I wish you best of luck with level 3 (getting a resident permit/permit b/aufenthaltsbewilligung from the Fremdenkontrolle/Migration Police) and hope you will keep posting on this thread. I'm very interested to hear about your experience to get a residence permit as it pertains to my situation.


thanks a lot for your positive response... It is wonderful experience here in Swiss...

drremobond007 08.07.2015 16:42

Re: Swiss Marriage Visa : for Indian and Swiss citizen
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Lukiluch (Post 2416706)
wow such a well written post. you'll be helping many with this post :) Welcome to Switzerland doc!

Thanks a lot.

drremobond007 08.07.2015 16:55

Re: Swiss Marriage Visa : for Indian and Swiss citizen
 
LEVEL 3: Getting RESIDENT PERMIT/PERMIT B /AUFENTHALTSBEWILLIGUNG from Fremdenkontrolle/Migration/EMF

Part 1

Einwohnerdienste, Migration und Fremdenpolizei = EMF/Fremdenkontrolle

Address of EMF:
Einwohnerdienste, Migration und Fremdenpolizei (EMF)
Predigergasse 5
3011 Bern
Tel. 031 321 53 00
Fax 031 321 53 81
einwohnerdienste@bern.ch or fremdenpolizei@bern.ch


Öffnungszeiten
Montag-Freitag:
10.00 - 16.00 Uhr durchgehend
Donnerstag:
10.00 - 18.00 Uhr durchgehend


After getting into Marriage/Partnership with Swiss citizen, as explained in:

http://www.englishforum.ch/permits-v...s-citizen.html

BEFORE SUBMISSION of docx @EMF/Fremdenkontrolle

After being into Marriage/Partnership in Bern, You have to get:

For Swiss Citizen:
1. Zivilstandsänderung/Marital status modification of CH citizen/partner in Heimatschein
2. Zivilstandsänderung/Marital status modification of CH citizen/partner in Niederlassungsausweis

For Foreign citizen:
3. Getting a Resident Permit/Aufenthaltsbewilligung from EMF.
4. Registration of your residence/Niederlassungsausweis in Bern from EMF.

For Swiss national/Spouse:

Step 1: Zivilstandsänderung/Marital status modification of CH citizen/partner in Heimatschein/Native Certificate/certificate of family origin.

Swiss citizen will send an application to their heimatort for new Heimatschein (with changed marital status).

Where: Heimatort/ Gemeinade amt.

Cost: CHF 30

Time needed for correspondence: 7-10 days

Step 2: Zivilstandsänderung/Marital status modification of CH citizen/partner in Niederlassungsausweis/Residence certificate.

Docx requirements at EMF:
• Old Original Niederlassungsausweis
• New Original Heimatschein (with modified marital status and spouse details)
Where: at EMF/Fremdenkontrolle
Cost: CHF 20
Process time: on the spot.
After modification, they give a new Niederlassungsausweis with new marital status mentioned on it.

drremobond007 08.07.2015 17:18

Re: Swiss Marriage Visa : for Indian and Swiss citizen
 
LEVEL 3: Getting RESIDENT PERMIT/PERMIT B /AUFENTHALTSBEWILLIGUNG from Fremdenkontrolle/Migration/EMF

contd... Part 2

For Foreigner/Indian Spouse:

Step 3:
Getting a Resident Permit/Aufenthaltsbewilligung from EMF.

Visit 1 to EMF office: Submission of documents

Docx required at EMF:

• Familiennachzuggesuch form
 Can be collected from EMF or can be download from: http://www.bern.ch/leben_in_bern/woh...meldungausland
• Copy of valid Passport and Marriage Visa
• Copy of Heirats/Partnerschaftsausweis (=Marriage/Partnership Proof certificate)
• Medical insurance offer letter:
 To get an offer of medical insurance, go to www.comparis.ch
 Fill in your details and get an offer on your email
 Get a print of main part of the offer (this is what they need, mean that you intend to buy the medical insurance)
• Copy of Rent Contract: Sometimes, EMF wants to know the living area of your swiss spouse`s rented apartment and to make sure, if the place big enough for couple`s living.
• Approval Letter from Landlord (for staying together, if renting the accomodation)
 Write an application and mail it to your owner for the letter.
 The Landlord/Owner send you a form: declaring your personal and employment details. Post it back
 After your landlord is convinced, he sends you the Approval letter for stay.
 This depends on the speed of your owner, how fast he replies. It took me around 15-17 days to get this approval letter.

Where: at EMF/Fremdenkontrolle

Cost: nil

Process time: by token system (waiting usually lasts for 30 mins to 1 hr)

Visit 2 to EMF: Resident`s Registration

After 10 days, I received letter from EMF after my first visit. They ask you to visit for resident registration. They do it in front of you.
Docx required at EMF:

• Passport
• Correspondence Letter from EMF mentioning Dossier/BN-number/file number.

Procedure: They do the registration formalities and ask you to see all personal details, you should verify correctly as it will go for all your future utilities like for opening Bank account, electricity dept, water dept etc

Where: at EMF/Fremdenkontrolle

Cost: Nil

Process time: by token system (waiting usually lasts for 30 mins to 1 hr).

After registration, You get:
• Intergration centre details as your appointment letter
• Biometric details registration appointment letter
• Welcome Kit package includes:
o Welcome Brochure: experience from ppl from different country
o Kanton/state Bern of Brochure: mentioning all basic process queries
o Kanton/state Bern Address Booklet: mentioning all official important address, inkl utilities like govt offices, hospitals, schools (for your children) etc
o Once Free Bern city guided tour: with a postal card, reply back your suitable date: 28th March or 24th October each year
o Radioactive alert & Free Pot-Iodide tablets: if you live in area with Nuclear power plant area (in Olten: 80 kms from bern city) , you get this brochure for all emergency help, if any disaster.
o Registration with EWB(Energy,Wasser Bern): if applicable.
o Coupons booklet: it has coupons from different shooping malls, Sight-seeing areas and travelling module with vailidty of 1 year
o Travel card for Bern state`s cities: you get free 5 days travel card (with 8 months validity), incl. train, tram and Bus. It also has got all future tariff and plans, which you can opt. I got for Bern city, Biel and Solothurn
o Waste Management Kit: It has 4 booklet / pamphlets for each locality:
 Waste Calender: mentioning when, where and what to throw (like 1. Kitchen waste/blue polythene, 2. Paper & Carton and 3. Garden Compost/Grüngut)
 Compost/Grüngut registration postcard: mentioning your biodata, if you need it
 Grüngut pamphlet: how and what to do & include to make garden compost.
 Waste segregation Handbook: it includes all the things in house & everything not in Abfälle/waste calendar. Mentioning where, when and what to throw.

Visit 3 to Integration centre

After visit 2 at EMF, you get an appointment letter for Integration course/counseling

It is must TO DO for all non-Swiss people, without this: ONE CAN`T RECEIVE RESIDENT OR work PERMIT IN KANTON BERN.


Your appointment letter for integration course will have:
Date, Time & Address of Integration cantre in your area.
• Travel direction and mode to reach till there
• A Flyer for non-EU ppl:
mentioning basic process ahead there

Process: Like I was told by EMF officer, a social worker living in Bern will interact with you about all your queries (like finding jobs, education or insurance) and apprehensions about and making your living in Bern easy.

IT IS ONE- ONE INTERACTION.

It is mainly for: how & where to learn language (German/French/Italian) and find jobs or queries about insurance. It is mainly how one can integrate in Swiss societies with your native culture.

In my case, A social worker (also studying at Unibe) from African descent interacted and it was not so fruitful as I wanted to know about medical postgradution studies in Switzerland and he had no info about it, But he gave me web-addresses and solved other queries like medical insurances and learning swiss german etc.

He gave me:
• Medical insurance Brochure: it helped a lot and had all FAQs
• Learn German: list of all private language institute and free NGOs, where one can learn German (incl. swiss german). I joined 1 free NGO for Swiss german: DENK-MAL at Langerweg 12, 3013 Bern
• Biz info: www.be.ch/biz (in german): for advices about professional jobs
• TRIIO club: they help in advising & finding job in your profession. www.triio.ch

Where: at Integration centre

Cost: Nil

Process time: at one`s appointment time.

Counselling time: almost 1 hours but depends on number of queries.

YOU CAN ALSO CONTACT YOUR INTEGRATION OFFICER IN FUTURE, IF WANT ANY ADVICE FOR YOUR KANTON.


My suggestions esp. for drs from Non-EU, willing to pursue medical postgraduation (PG) in Switzerland.

Detail info on FMH website, but in german only:
For PG courses:
http://fmh.ch/bildung-siwf/fachgebie...werpunkte.html

For finding hospitals in different Kanton/states for PG:
http://www.siwf-register.ch/

For drs, looking for jobs (but google it for latest open positions):
http://www.stellen-bern.ch/offene-st...283&stichwort=

Visit 4 to EMF: Biometric Data Registration


During visit 2 to EMF, issue you an appointment for biometric registration
Or
You can also book or modify your biometric appointment online: www.emf-registration.ch

Docx required at EMF:

• Passport
• Appointment Letter from EMF mentioning Dossier/BN-number/file number
• Fees CHF 207 for resident permit.

Procedure:

• Verification of file/your personal details and one pays & get back a receipt of CHF 207
• Biometric registration includes:
o Digital photography: done on the spot
o Fingerprints: only index fingers
o Digital signature: compared with Passport sign

Where: at EMF counter 17

Cost: CHF 207 (in 2015)

Process time: at one`s appointment time and processing on the spot.


ONE RECEIVES HIS/HER PERMIT BY REGISTERED POST IN 5 WORKING DAYS (after BIOMETRIC Registration). I GOT IT ON 4TH DAY.

crazykittylady 30.07.2015 01:00

Re: Swiss Marriage Visa : for Indian and Swiss citizen
 
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Originally Posted by transeuropeancheese (Post 2381318)
In Zurich they will do the ceremony in English for you on request, costs about CHF 80 extra.

As a bonus level you can cover adding the spouse's name to your passport, my wife and I are having "fun" with this currently :)

Yeah, so can someone explain this to me? Apparently, even when no spouse changes names, we can have our ID have both names? Mr. <his name>-<her name>. Is this actually true?

kaciak 31.07.2015 09:57

Re: Swiss Marriage Visa : for Indian and Swiss citizen
 
Great informative post!
It seems a bit different for each countries, but its the same for the CH part!
Anyway, welcome in CH and god blessed your marriage :).

Peacock 31.07.2015 13:57

Re: Swiss Marriage Visa : for Indian and Swiss citizen
 
Wow! Great Information. I followed all the mentioned process 5 years ago. It didn't seem that hard (lengthy of course) to me now that I read all the information.

Well there are many Indians with swiss spouses (including me :))

Good wishes to you.

oosoo 31.07.2015 14:33

Re: Swiss Marriage Visa : for Indian and Swiss citizen
 
Great post, thank you for writing down all the details!

drremobond007 18.08.2015 05:10

Re: Swiss Marriage Visa : for Indian and Swiss citizen
 
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Originally Posted by crazykittylady (Post 2426316)
Yeah, so can someone explain this to me? Apparently, even when no spouse changes names, we can have our ID have both names? Mr. <his name>-<her name>. Is this actually true?

hi,

Ceremony to happen (post official registration):
Actually, when you go for official marriage/Partnership registration at Zivilstandamt/ civil affairs office. They do all the legal governmental paper-work for it (in main office area). After that, if you wish to have/take vows like a traditional marriage (based on your faith/culture), you go in ceremony hall etc depending on Kanton's arrangement, which is normally separate from main office area. In Bern, ceremony hall is on first floor and main office area on second & third floor.

Changing the surname of spouse:
if you wish to change your spouse's surname, then you will be asked twice: once during marriage visa process and once while you both getting registered. One can opt at either time, once changed then his/her new surname name will be in national database : when you apply for different places (eg: permits, insurance, all the cards from bank, fresh renewal of passport etc will have new info.

one can also do it later, but it will be chargeable separately at all individual institutions.

we opted not to change as we were fine with original birth full names. So,
we have all things from different institutions like IDs, bank account-cards, insurance etc with original birth names or details

Thanks


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