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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 81+41 31 322 18 81
+91 11 4995 9520+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
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.... 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 00+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 00+41 31 321 53 00
    Email: fremdenpolizei@bern.ch
    www.bern.ch
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Excellent post and welcome to the Switzerland

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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.

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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.
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wow such a well written post. you'll be helping many with this post Welcome to Switzerland doc!
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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...
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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.
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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
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The translator thing? Really?
When we went in Wallis.. my husband (now) just translated for me, they had no problem with that.
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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.
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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
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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 81+41 31 322 18 81
+91 11 4995 9520+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
Dear drremobond007,

Many thanks for the post as it has helped me to understand the process. I come from Bihar, India and am a researcher by profession. My partner (Italian) holds C permit in Zurich Canton and has been working here for 8 yrs. We want to apply for the marriage visa and came across your post while looking for the required information.

I need clarification regarding legalisation of birth certificate which (earlier 3 steps) took 4.5 months for you to get it done. Would you mind clarifying if it was due to the bureaucratic attitude of the officials or was it the complicated process itself? Asking as we are going to apply for the marriage visa in the Delhi Embassy and follow the similar process you have shared.

Looking for your response.

Thanks!
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Dear drremobond007,

Many thanks for the post as it has helped me to understand the process. I come from Bihar, India and am a researcher by profession. My partner (Italian) holds C permit in Zurich Canton and has been working here for 8 yrs. We want to apply for the marriage visa and came across your post while looking for the required information.

I need clarification regarding legalisation of birth certificate which (earlier 3 steps) took 4.5 months for you to get it done. Would you mind clarifying if it was due to the bureaucratic attitude of the officials or was it the complicated process itself? Asking as we are going to apply for the marriage visa in the Delhi Embassy and follow the similar process you have shared.

Looking for your response.

Thanks!
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Hallo simple_person,
We plan to get married in Switzerland.
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Dear drremobond007,

Many thanks for the post as it has helped me to understand the process. I come from Bihar, India and am a researcher by profession. My partner (Italian) holds C permit in Zurich Canton and has been working here for 8 yrs. We want to apply for the marriage visa and came across your post while looking for the required information.

I need clarification regarding legalisation of birth certificate which (earlier 3 steps) took 4.5 months for you to get it done. Would you mind clarifying if it was due to the bureaucratic attitude of the officials or was it the complicated process itself? Asking as we are going to apply for the marriage visa in the Delhi Embassy and follow the similar process you have shared.

Looking for your response.

Thanks!
Hi SuRoby,
Thanks for the kind words..
It was maximum time because of careless bureaucratic attitude & attestion at District level from SDO and in Patna. It took almost 4.5 months also because of National election ambience that time.

Also, I was unaware about the exact correct procedure & these locations.
The location of govt office of the concerned dept in Patna was changed (as mentioned in the post), which nobody knew in the Centeral sect. Jugad helped me then.

For Marriage visa procedure at Embaasy, you will also have to follow same procedures but in Kanton ZH, process can vary a little from Bern, which I have no idea.

Good luck for your marriage.

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Dear drremobond007,

Thank you for the reply and the wishes. I understand how the system works there, especially during the election and all. I am thankful to you that at least I know the process due to your post. Lets see how my experience goes.

May the coming year brings lots of love, joy and happiness in your life!
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Hi SuRoby,
Thanks for the kind words..
It was maximum time because of careless bureaucratic attitude & attestion at District level from SDO and in Patna. It took almost 4.5 months also because of National election ambience that time.

Also, I was unaware about the exact correct procedure & these locations.
The location of govt office of the concerned dept in Patna was changed (as mentioned in the post), which nobody knew in the Centeral sect. Jugad helped me then.

For Marriage visa procedure at Embaasy, you will also have to follow same procedures but in Kanton ZH, process can vary a little from Bern, which I have no idea.

Good luck for your marriage.
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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 81+41 31 322 18 81
+91 11 4995 9520+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


thank you very much. I am on first level yet...
after some days I also have to fill in that questionnaire.as I dont speak German they told me to take someone who will help me to write. as I guess there are questions about me and my spouseright?about our plans and so on
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thank you very much. I am on first level yet...
after some days I also have to fill in that questionnaire.as I dont speak German they told me to take someone who will help me to write. as I guess there are questions about me and my spouseright?about our plans and so on
Hi there,
Sorry about late reply..!
Yeah, you are right..! It just about your and your spouse's personal details .

Thanks and wish a successful life ahead.
Best regards
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