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Italian permanent residence holder to move in Swiss

Hello,

I am IT Project Manager in Milano and I am thinking of moving to Zurich, I hold Sri Lankan citizenship and permanent residency in Italy (Carta Soggiorno) as far as I know I can work anywhere in EU zone with permanent residence.

please tell me what do I have to do inorder to obtain my permits to work in Swiss.

also can I apply permanent residence in Swiss with this Italian PR ? and how long does it takes ?

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Hello,

I am IT Project Manager in Milano and I am thinking of moving to Zurich, I hold Sri Lankan citizenship and permanent residency in Italy (Carta Soggiorno) as far as I know I can work anywhere in EU zone with permanent residence.

please tell me what do I have to do inorder to obtain my permits to work in Swiss.

also can I apply permanent residence in Swiss with this Italian PR ? and how long does it takes ?

Thanks
1) Switzerland is not in the EU. Therefore, your Italian permanent residency is immaterial; you will be treated in the same fashion as any other 3rd country national: you must have a very specialised job which no one from Switzerland or the EU can do.
2) No. Your Italian permanent residency does not count in Switzerland.

Also this country is called Switzerland.
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Re: Italian permanent residence holder to move in Swiss

As a non-EU citizen an employer will need to obtain a work permit for you - your Italian status is irrelevant as chomp mentioned.

For an overview, you might wish to read the following from Swiss Authorities Online (ch.ch):

"Working in Switzerland as third-country nationals
Non self-employed
If you are a third-country national who has been offered a job in Switzerland, your prospective employer must submit an application to the cantonal immigration or labour market authorities. If the application is accepted, it will be forwarded to the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) for approval. The SEM will then notify the parties and the cantonal authorities of its decision, but this decision does not constitute authorisation to enter Switzerland.
If you require a visa, the cantonal migration authorities will send a visa clearance certificate via e-mail to the Swiss diplomatic/consular mission in your home country. You can then obtain the visa there. Within 14 days at the latest of your arrival and before taking up employment, you will need to register with the communal authorities in the place where you are living and only then can you begin work.
The following requirements apply to employment of third-country nationals:
  • Authorisation is only granted if established quotas have not been used up.
  • Third-country nationals may only be hired if no one with equivalent qualifications can be found in Switzerland or in an EU/EFTA member state.
  • Only managers, specialists and other qualified workers will be admitted. “Qualified workers” are primarily the holders of higher education qualifications (i.e. from a university or university of applied sciences) who also have specific technical expertise and several years of professional experience. Integration criteria will also be taken into account when issuing residence permits: ability to adjust to a new occupational and social environment, language skills and age.
  • Salary and working conditions must also be equivalent to those that apply to Swiss inhabitants."
https://www.ch.ch/en/working-foreign...-requirements/
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Re: Italian permanent residence holder to move in Swiss

Chomp is right. Switzerland is not part of the EU.

"I am a citizen of a non-EU/EFTA state in possession of an unlimited residence permit valid for an EU/EFTA state. Do I need visa to work in Switzerland?

Whether or not you possess a residence permit valid for an EU/EFTA state does not affect your status in Switzerland. You are subject to the same provisions on entry and work as people who enter Switzerland from a third state. As a rule, you will need to apply for an entry visa, which will be issued by the Swiss diplomatic representation abroad as soon as you have been granted a work permit."

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...rbeit/faq.html

Your residence permit in Italy means nothing here. You come under the 3rd country nationals hiring rules which means an employer has to make their case for not being able to find a Swiss/EU national who could do the job. The criteria for non-EU hiring is here:

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...zulassung.html
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Re: Italian permanent residence holder to move in Swiss

Thanks everyone for the info, now its very clear I was thinking I am eligible and applying for jobs, is there any other way to obtain this visa ? Thanks
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Thanks everyone for the info, now its very clear I was thinking I am eligible and applying for jobs, is there any other way to obtain this visa ? Thanks
No, unless you marry a Swiss or EU national. Otherwise it's approved job offer only.
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No, unless you marry a Swiss or EU national. Otherwise it's approved job offer only.
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Re: Italian permanent residence holder to move in Swiss

Good day,

I have a question with regard to revoking of long-term residence permit of a European country (in my case Italian permanent residence) of non-EU citizen, in case of migrating to Switzerland.

With regard to Italian permanent residence we have the following two statement:
- Your EC long-term residence permit may be revoked if you have been absent from the territory of the European Union for a period of 12 consecutive months
- Switzerland is not a member state of the European Union (EU).


In this case, If I migrate to Switzerland having a Swiss employer, would I lose the my Italian permanent residence after one year?

The answer depends on exact meaning of "absent from the territory of the European Union", does it means you should have the residence address registered in one European country or if it means you should have had physical presence within territory even for traveling? (if second is the case, migrating to Switzerland should not trigger those 12 months of presence in Europa, since there is no border control between Switzerland and Euro).
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Re: Italian permanent residence holder to move in Swiss

OP: if you have an EC permanent residence permit, have you looked into moving to Campione d’Italia (an Italian exclave surrounded by Ticino) or Büsingen am Hochrhein (a German exclave surrounded by Schaffhausen)?

Linguistically, if you speak Italian but not German, Campione might make more sense for you than Büsingen, depending on what line of work you seek.

If you really want to work in Switzerland (as opposed to Campione or Büsingen), depending on what it would take for you to get Italian citizenship, you might want to look into that.

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The answer depends on exact meaning of "absent from the territory of the European Union", does it means you should have the residence address registered in one European country or if it means you should have had physical presence within territory even for traveling? (if second is the case, migrating to Switzerland should not trigger those 12 months of presence in Europa, since there is no border control between Switzerland and Euro).
Thank you all...
It most likely means you need a proper, bona-fide habitual residence in the European Union. Neither a fake, pro-forma registration or simple temporary visits will do. At least that is the law regarding Swiss permits, and I suspect that EU regulations are very similar in this regard.
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