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Old 27.02.2016, 21:48
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Permit/retirement/marriage

hello all!


have not posted for some time as I am now in sunny Spain most of the time .
I am British and have lived/worked in Switzerland for 19 years although I have now "retired" with 15 months to go to 65, official retirement time.


My question (and I have searched) is what happens re residency and permits? I have had a C permit for many years. I am thinking of marrying my long term Swiss partner (timing is coincidental!) and wondered what impact this would have on my residency status eg would I need a permit? My girlfriend has no idea and I admit I should know but donīt .


Any comments welcome , Medea may know??
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Old 27.02.2016, 23:26
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Re: Permit/retirement/marriage

How come you have only a C permit despite having a swiss partner and having been around for 19 years. You should have got the swiss passport already...isnt it?
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Old 27.02.2016, 23:27
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How come you have only a C permit despite having a swiss partner and having been around for 19 years. You should have got the swiss passport already...isnt it?
Not everyone applies for that. why should they?
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Old 27.02.2016, 23:30
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Re: Permit/retirement/marriage

Yes, you'll keep your C permit.
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Old 27.02.2016, 23:47
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Not everyone applies for that. why should they?

And not everyone who applies is granted citizenship... even for facilitated naturalization.
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Old 28.02.2016, 09:01
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Re: Permit/retirement/marriage

Thanks folks but.....


I do not want or need a Swiss passport or citizenship. My question is after marriage to a Swiss does my residency automatically follow without any requirement for permits?
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Old 28.02.2016, 09:06
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Re: Permit/retirement/marriage

When you say most of the time in Spain, how often do you come back to Switzerland? Because you can only be out of the country for 6 months at a time max before the C permit become invalid.

As for marriage, you'll still need a permit which presumably you would get as her dependent. The only way not to need/have a permit is to become a Swiss citizen.
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Old 28.02.2016, 09:07
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Re: Permit/retirement/marriage

Why should marrying a Swiss change something? You will always need a permit, unless you become Swiss.

In some cases it changes your permit type, but you always always need a permit as a foreigner

Are you now a resident of Spain? As your permit becomes in principle invalid when you leave the country for more than 6 months (there are some exceptions but they do not seem to apply to your case)

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Old 28.02.2016, 09:57
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Re: Permit/retirement/marriage

I travel back and forth. Not resident of Spain. So all in all would need a permit even though married to a Swiss. That's my take.


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