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Fiancee permit (seeking information non-EU fiancee)

Hi -

Apols for starting a new thread - I have trawled the current discussions and can't see anything specific on fiancee visa's.

I am planning on moving to Switzerland, by appointment for a perm job in Zurich. My finacee (non EU) is obviously going to move over also, but I cannot find any info on fiancee visas (for example in the US you can obtain this type of visa to work upto a max of 3 months before marriage - then 2 yrs probation!)

Anyone got any idea's??
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Old 25.11.2006, 19:52
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Re: Fiancee visa's

Hi and welcome to the forum.

What's your nationality? If you're Swiss (which it doesn't seem...) it is quite easy and an L permit is issued when you file the paperwork to get married.

If you're not Swiss, but have the right to live here, I'd imagine the same would be the process if you file to marry in Switzerland. If you're going to be married elsewhere, then I'm not sure on the procedure.
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Re: Fiancee visa's

I don't know, but 3 months on a holiday (no working) for your partner will be no problem. Then I think you will need to get married (some one will correct me if i'm wrong).

You can forget the whole probation idea. That is mostly in countries where you partner after marrige gets a permanent residency visa. Australia has a simular thing. In CH I think the closest thing to permanent residency is the C permit, which you can get after 5 years on a B permit.
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Re: Fiancee visa's

Heya
I have been told (by the family I work for who went through this process ) that there is a fiancees visa but you need to be married within 6 months. Now he is Swiss and she is/was from Ukraine. This may be a factor in their story I am not sure. And it might be different again for you.
And to make it even better I cant find the website where I got all my Visa info from.
I would suggest contacting the Gemeinde or Canton of where you will be living and they should be able to give you all of the info you need.

Hope this helps and Ill keep looking for that site

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Re: Fiancee visa's

Heya again

i found the webiste i looked at http://www.eda.admin.ch/australia_al...avch/visa.html but that only got the info for Australians.
The other option of course is to contact the Embassy or Consulate General for Switzerland in your country and they would definatly be able to give you the information.

Hope this is a little more help

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Re: Fiancee visa's

i want to apply the pre-marriage visa from China . but i dont know after i reach switzerland . what i have to do later. hmm... need at least 2--3 months to wait for the marriage register ? i guess Switzerland is a beautiful country . that make me feel very excited . hope everything goes well !
have a nice day . everybody !!!!!
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Re: Fiancee visa's

Hi - thanks for the replies, my nationality is English.

Seems like I have got some red tape ahead of me here!! I am getting married in the next 6 months, albeit outside CH.
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Congratulations and all the best
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Re: Fiancee visa's

HI
This is exactly what I went through coming here... there is no Fiancee visa - the only country near here that has it is Lichtenstein. We also told immigration that I was going to marry my Swiss boyfriend and they didn't care in the slightest. So for Americans (and Canadians, as I am) there are no special rules or visas for fiancees. I would suggest she come over for three months and leave again for a month - keep doing that until you wed. That is what I have been doing and I have been here for about a year and a half now with no probs.
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Re: Fiancee visa's

I am in a similar situation sort-of. You said you stay for three months, leave for a month and then do the same again. I thought it is only possible to stay for six months within one year... so you can only stay for six months even if you leave in the middle. Is that not true?
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Old 24.09.2007, 22:32
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I am in a similar situation sort-of. You said you stay for three months, leave for a month and then do the same again. I thought it is only possible to stay for six months within one year... so you can only stay for six months even if you leave in the middle. Is that not true?
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It is true. You can only stay for six months in one year.
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Re: Fiancee permit (seeking information non-EU fiancee)

Hi MattJJ28,

I'm an Englishman in a similar position although my girlfriend and I are not engaged (yet!). I posted a question last week and flyboy sent me the following links. Based on my basic knowledge of German and schoolboy French, I think that you should be OK. Worst case sceanrio is that your wife to be stays as a tourist (within the 3 month / 6 month limitation) until you are married and then it should not be a problem. Anyway, here is the info provided by flyboy and good luck. Be sure to post about your experiences (with the visa and not as a newlywed !) as some may apply to my situation. Cheers, cokernuts.

Hi cokernuts, have a read through the following links in french and german; have a look at directive 556 (556.1 and 556.2), which concerns unmarried heterosexual partners.

http://www.bfm.admin.ch/etc/medialib...gen_1206_f.pdf

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http://www.bfm.admin.ch/etc/medialib...gen_1106_d.pdf
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Re: Fiancee permit (seeking information non-EU fiancee)

Hi all, I have a question. I am a non-EU and my bf is a German who now has a B permit. We plan to get married in Jul/Aug, but I have already been here for 5 months (I left Switzerland one month in Nov, and came back via Munich by car so there was no record for my second entry). My questions are:

1. How shall I continue to stay here till I get married?
2. If we get married in Germany say in Feb, do I still need a spouse visa to come here? How long will it take? Can I stay here while waiting for my visa?
3. I have just been accepted to a MA program in Zurich, but haven't got the acceptance letter yet. Would it be easier to get a student visa instead? Can I apply for student visa in Switzerland? A friend of mine, she an Mexican with a Swiss bf, she could apply for her student visa just in German. Anyone knows?

Thank you so much for your kind assistance. I have a really hard time here.

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Re: Fiancee permit (seeking information non-EU fiancee)

Hi all, I have a question. I am a non-EU and my bf is a German who now has a B permit. We plan to get married in Jul/Aug, but I have already been here for 5 months (I left Switzerland one month in Nov, and came back via Munich by car so there was no record for my second entry). My questions are:

1. How shall I continue to stay here till I get married?
2. If we get married in Germany say in Feb, do I still need a spouse visa to come here? How long will it take? Can I stay here while waiting for my visa?
3. I have just been accepted to a MA program in Zurich, but haven't got the acceptance letter yet. Would it be easier to get a student visa instead? Can I apply for student visa in Switzerland? A friend of mine, she is a Mexican with a Swiss bf, she applied for her student visa just in German. Anyone knows?

Thank you so much for your kind assistance. I have a really hard time here.

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Meiyachu
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Re: Fiancee permit (seeking information non-EU fiancee)

Hello Everyone,

I was interested in the response and links directing to this fiancee visa. At the moment given this thread was in 2006 I was hoping that someone may read this that would assist in any help.

My fiancee and I are both Non-EU and Australian citizens. He is here with a global organisation and working for 18months. In my research on this site he should have been issued a B-permit given he is staying longer than a year but instead issue an L-permit. I further read that this is due to quotas in certain cantons that reflect the grant of a B-permit.

This poses a problem as I have been instructed from the consulate in Australia that in order to apply for non-gainful access resident permit I need my fiancee to have a B-permit (even though this is not stated on the application form). I am in a predicament because I was hoping to stay here longer than the 3 months as issued for Australian citizens.

Q. You mentioned you can stay here for 6 months within a year. So if I leave in December does my 6 months start again if I return in February? (ie can i stay from feb to july?)

Q. The fiancee visa that was in the earlier thread for Australians I wasnt aware there was one, is it just for Suisse or EU citizens?

Q. What are my alternatives to stay here? His work pays for our living here and I am a dependant. I will search for work and in a good position to do so as I know French and work in a demand industry. To try and acquire a job and know I will need to leave the country to have a visa approved which I am prepared to do.

I also have a working holiday visa for France. Please help as I love this Switzerland lifestyle and will be happy to stay with my fiancee.

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Old 14.10.2011, 13:47
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Re: Fiancee permit (seeking information non-EU fiancee)

Since you are not married you have no really right to family reunification visa. The L permit is very much a temporary permit, so they won't granted a fiance visa. You'll have to get married in a few months after anyway, so why not get married now and then apply for family reunification?

You don't have 6 consecutive months per year. You can say 90 days within any 180 days period. So you have 3 months then you have to leave the Schegen area for 3 months.
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Re: Fiancee permit (seeking information non-EU fiancee)

Thank MminiMia,

Appreciate the feedback, yes it would be a lot easier to get married in retrospect. I do still have a French working Holiday visa so I can still work and stay in France which would make it easier.

Good to know that I was pretty sure that was true, that you would need to leave. I was getting confused given some other threads mention you may be able to stay 6 consecutive months.

Well at least we know where I stand to stay.
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Old 17.10.2011, 15:29
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Thank MminiMia,

Appreciate the feedback, yes it would be a lot easier to get married in retrospect. I do still have a French working Holiday visa so I can still work and stay in France which would make it easier.

Good to know that I was pretty sure that was true, that you would need to leave. I was getting confused given some other threads mention you may be able to stay 6 consecutive months.

Well at least we know where I stand to stay.
Thanks,
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Yes. Many people think you can stay 6 consecutive months & I have no idea where they get that. They also think you can pop over the France for a day & come back. This is also one of those myths that won't die. lol. I don't know where your SO is going to work but if you have a visa for France there are parts of Vaud that are not far from France. Maybe your SO could move there with you.


Good luck.

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Re: Fiancee permit (seeking information non-EU fiancee)

Yes I think that's are best option, considering we are close to Geneva. That said it's still another cost implication but anything for love right!

Rather than being astray for far too long at least he can visit me and we'd be within an hours distance from each other. Rather than 24 hour flight. Can you recommend any nice towns that are close and have an expat community bordering Geneva?

Merci Beaucoup! Really appreciate it.
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Yes I think that's are best option, considering we are close to Geneva. That said it's still another cost implication but anything for love right!

Rather than being astray for far too long at least he can visit me and we'd be within an hours distance from each other. Rather than 24 hour flight. Can you recommend any nice towns that are close and have an expat community bordering Geneva?

Merci Beaucoup! Really appreciate it.
Well, I meant that you should live together over the border. But OK.
Anyway, 'anything for love'!? = Just get married.
Good luck!
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