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student permit B and a part-time job

I have a friend, she is from non-EU. After 7 months, she finally got her student permit B.

The permit stated the entry day is the end of September and she got her permit in the end of April.

Can she work right away?
What is the detail about non-EU of student permit B holder to work after 6 months of arrival?

It should be count the first day she arrived Switzerland or the first day she got her permit???

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I have a friend, she is from non-EU. After 7 months, she finally got her student permit B.

The permit stated the entry day is the end of September and she got her permit in the end of April.

Can she work right away?
What is the detail about non-EU of student permit B holder to work after 6 months of arrival?

It should be count the first day she arrived Switzerland or the first day she got her permit???

Thanks for your reply!!!!!

As a student, you are entitled to work 15 hours every week during semester time and full time during summer.

Of course you need work permit .

During my study , I worked at the university and the universities don't have problem getting work permit.

After that I finished the job at university, I found an IT company to work in part time mode. But the company told me that getting work permit for part-time job is difficult as full-time job. I don't know whether they were right or not.
Later, I got a letter from university that I must do an obligatory internship for period of three months to get my degree. The mentioned company could get easily work permit for three months full-time internship.

I have a student friend in Lugano working in a restaurant . He told me once that work permit to work in Bar, Restaurant,and etc as student will be approved normally. (I am not 100% sure about this)

Once you have your B-Permit , you can apply for job & work-permit.
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Old 12.05.2008, 18:07
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Re: student permit B and a part-time job

Hi, I just entered the forum today and am dealing with a similar situation. I have a B permit to study here and have been offered a job at a hotel but they advised me that when they asked about the legality of hiring me I was not able to work the first six months and then after that it would only be 15 hours a week.
Are these regulations lidgit or not? I have heard so many different stories about how much and when I can work.
Would I be able to get a work visa through them or would it be hard to justify hiring an American over a swiss national?
I am currently here with my Swiss boyfriend as well. How hard is it to get the fiance visa? Can I work with that?
I know this is 20 questions, I just have not received many helpful hints anywhere and really would like to earn some extra money.. trying to stay positive..
I am excited to hear from you.. thanks for the time..
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Hi, I just entered the forum today and am dealing with a similar situation. I have a B permit to study here and have been offered a job at a hotel but they advised me that when they asked about the legality of hiring me I was not able to work the first six months and then after that it would only be 15 hours a week.
Are these regulations lidgit or not? I have heard so many different stories about how much and when I can work.
That sounds about right.

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Would I be able to get a work visa through them or would it be hard to justify hiring an American over a swiss national?
That doesn't apply to students.

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I am currently here with my Swiss boyfriend as well. How hard is it to get the fiance visa? Can I work with that?
There is no fiancÚ visa. There is an "intent to marry" residence permit which can be delivered if you are planning to get married within 6 months. It doesn't allow access to the job market.]
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Re: student permit B and a part-time job

When you say that does not apply to students, what do you mean? Can I use the B permit that I have to apply for a work visa if i only want to work for a restaurant or hotel this summer while school is out ? Is that even possible? Are there websites that list these things in writing from the swiss authorities? It seems like they go in case by case bases in some situations? Thanks for the insight.. still a little confused as to my options if any.
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When you say that does not apply to students, what do you mean?
It means you're not subjected to Swiss/EU priority.

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Can I use the B permit that I have to apply for a work visa if i only want to work for a restaurant or hotel this summer while school is out ? Is that even possible?
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Are there websites that list these things in writing from the swiss authorities? It seems like they go in case by case bases in some situations? Thanks for the insight.. still a little confused as to my options if any.
Your school should have it in writing if it's anything close to a decent outfit.
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Re: student permit B and a part-time job

I just wanted to clarify for anyone who was looking for this information. I just got back from the immigration office in Bern and they told me the following:
With a Student B Permit you can:
1. Work during the holidays full-time. ( Summer, Fall, Winter Break)
2. You can work 15 hours during the school year
3. If you have the permit in your hand you do not have to wait six months to work. You can start immediately.The six months only refers to people who have not yet applied for a permit.
4. Your employer needs to register you with the local authorities in the town of your employment, ( takes 30 minutes) and then you can start work full time this summer.
Hope all this information was helpful. I am going to try and contact the hotel that I got a job with but ran into these problems.
Thanks for all the advice and support. Wish me luck!
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Re: student permit B and a part-time job

I think the 3rd point is incorrect. The 6-month rule is pretty confusing.
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Re: student permit B and a part-time job

What I was told by the canton in Bern was that this does not apply to someone who already has a permit. He may have been referring to the wait for all the paperwork to go through. All I know is that if you have the B-permit (student) in your hand you can work immediately. Hope this clarifies.
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I think the 3rd point is incorrect. The 6-month rule is pretty confusing.
There is a confusion between the right to reside (which you have from day one of entering the country) and the right to work which you can apply for six months after starting studying (this is designed to ensure that people who apply for a student visa are actually going to do some study...). Any subsequent changes in employers are not subject to a waiting period.

Note the six-month (or more precisely the first semester) regulation is in force starting January 1st and only applies to non-EU students.
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Re: student permit B and a part-time job

I have been here since the middle of March and my permit started from that date so I have only been here for two months and after reviewing my case this morning I was given the go ahead to work tommorow. When I asked about the six month rule to work in Switzerland he said it does not apply to you because you already have the permit in hand.
I dont know what else to say but the facts I was given by the Canton Immigration Authorities in Bern. I think I am going to trust their input.
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I have been here since the middle of March and my permit started from that date so I have only been here for two months and after reviewing my case this morning I was given the go ahead to work tommorow. When I asked about the six month rule to work in Switzerland he said it does not apply to you because you already have the permit in hand.
I dont know what else to say but the facts I was given by the Canton Immigration Authorities in Bern. I think I am going to trust their input.
While at the end of the day it's their decision that matters, I am pretty sure that they were mistaken.

Else they wouldn't have mentioned the six-month waiting period to begin with.

I doubt that all Swiss universities are adamant on the semester-rule just because they feel like it...
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Thanks negative nancy. I will fill everyone in as it unfolds.
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Re: student permit B and a part-time job

Hi,

I'm Enoch David and currently reside in India. I will be joining the University of Lugano by September 2009 to pursue my masters. I am keen to find a job while I'm in Swiss in order to meet my personal expenses. I hear that Switzerland is very expensive and I hope to make ends meet while I study. Is it possible to find a job before I reach Switzerland? I dont hold a Swiss bank account but I hope to open one before I reach Swiss. How much does a student require per month including rent, food, health insurance, transport, books, personal expenses, etc? If you can give me a vague idea, I will be on the hunt for a good job so that I can meet my demands. I have a bachelors degree in engineering, how much do u think I can earn part-time? Whats all this about the b permit? I dont understand its significance but i'll apply for it anyway. Hope you'll be able to help me in this regard. Thank you
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Re: student permit B and a part-time job

is this genuine? you need a lot of help if it is!

start with the search function of this forumn!
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Re: student permit B and a part-time job

hallo, friendly people, how did the permit and parttime job go?

I am myself in the same boat as well. i am a chinese. I have a Chinese teaching job offer part time in a hotel management school starting september. I don't have student permit yet but i will get it(i suppose, since i just passed german test and will be enrolled in University Bern once i give them the german certificate). the permit i have now, which lasts three months until september, is just for staying here to pass my german test. i have actually already been staying here non-stop over one year.

anyway, so can i start this job in September or i have to wait 6 months from september, which is supposed to be the start of the semester?

thanks.
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Re: student permit B and a part-time job

I think the answer is no. You've effectively finished your study for the moment so you're not a student until you get your new permit. But I'd ask at your canton migration office to be sure. They'll be able to give you a definite answer.
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Re: student permit B and a part-time job

Thanks Medea, I just went to the immigration Bern and they told me I have to wait 6 months after the beginning of the study. I again called a very nice lady in immigration, who approved my prolonging of three months Motrin Switzerland, she gave me the same answer.

I guess I have to say no to the school, which also put a lot of effort to interview me.
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Re: student permit B and a part-time job

Well, the other possibility is to see if they might be willing to go through the non-EU hiring process to be able to employ you. But that may be too expensive and time consuming for them for a part time position and would mean that you would have to drop the further study at Bern uni. If you did get hired that way, you couldn't be a student as well.

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