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B permit holder - marriage

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I'm here again to seek information... as somebody may remember I'm a B permit holder from EU who will marry a girl from asia.

The plan is that she will join me in Zurich. We will get married in USA in June. So we go there with our passports, and we get married.

Then what should each one of us do once we go back to our respective countries of residence ? I guess I will need to inform the local authorities and the immigration office... and what about her ? Can she move to CH as soon as she has packed her things ? Can she also work immediately ? I tried to get some information online but it's quite confusing...keep into consideration I'm still learning german...

Thanks in advance to anyone who can shed some light...
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Doesn't she get a B permit too if she marries an EU B permit holder ? I thought that would allow her to work.... ?!
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Re: B permit holder - marriage

Experts on EF will chime in, but based on this website:

"Spouses and children of EU-27/EFTA nationals who are admitted to Switzerland under family reunification are legally entitled to work regardless of their nationality. However, they have to inform the appropriate cantonal migration authorities before doing so. Spouses and children of EU2 nationals who have a short-term (L) permit are subject to systematic controls by the cantonal migration authorities to ensure wage and working conditions are correspond to the particular region and sector."

Also from the same website, check out the pdf on family reunification.

It appears that yes she can come and work, but you need to inform the cantonal authorities (the link above also provides a link to a list of migration authorities by canton).
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Then what should each one of us do once we go back to our respective countries of residence ? I guess I will need to inform the local authorities and the immigration office... and what about her ? Can she move to CH as soon as she has packed her things ? Can she also work immediately ? I tried to get some information online but it's quite confusing...keep into consideration I'm still learning german...

Thanks in advance to anyone who can shed some light...
First you will need to get the marriage recognised before she can move here:

https://www.ch.ch/en/wedding-abroad/

Once that's done you apply for a family reunification permit for her. She'll need to apply for a Type D visa at the Swiss embassy/consulate in her home country to be able to enter Switzerland long term legally. Once the permit is approved the visa will be issued and stamped in her passport. Then she's fine to move. If she finds a job, then she just needs to take her employment contract to the cantonal migration office to get the work part activated on her residence permit.
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First you will need to get the marriage recognised before she can move here:

https://www.ch.ch/en/wedding-abroad/

Once that's done you apply for a family reunification permit for her. She'll need to apply for a Type D visa at the Swiss embassy/consulate in her home country to be able to enter Switzerland long term legally. Once the permit is approved the visa will be issued and stamped in her passport. Then she's fine to move. If she finds a job, then she just needs to take her employment contract to the cantonal migration office to get the work part activated on her residence permit.
sorry the last part isnt clear.what does it mean?you can start working before you get a permit? when its the process of getting a permit the employer can hire you>?
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sorry the last part isnt clear.what does it mean?you can start working before you get a permit? when its the process of getting a permit the employer can hire you>?
NO! You need a permit first, then you can work. If your employer accepts you beforehand you still need to have your permit first
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NO! You need a permit first, then you can work. If your employer accepts you beforehand you still need to have your permit first
thank you for the answer. so if a person has no permit for 2months, he cant work for those two months.....
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thank you for the answer. so if a person has no permit for 2months, he cant work for those two months.....
No permit no work, simple
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Re: B permit holder - marriage

Why this rush to work? Just concentrate on getting here and getting married, sort the permit side out and then start looking for a job.
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Why this rush to work? Just concentrate on getting here and getting married, sort the permit side out and then start looking for a job.
because I feel depressed about sitting at home all day.....
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Re: B permit holder - marriage

Help out in an animal shelter, a charity shop, go shopping for your neighbours, learn German (or French/Italian, depending on where you live), take some courses, visit a library etc
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Help out in an animal shelter, a charity shop, go shopping for your neighbours, learn German (or French/Italian, depending on where you live), take some courses, visit a library etc
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Re: B permit holder - marriage

Explore the country, visit museums and other tourist attractions, go to the beach (yes, Switzerland does have them) and enjoy the summer sunshine. Explore your new home city, there's bound to be an "old town" part with lots of interesting little streets which wind up and down, to and fro, all with medieval architecture.
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Re: B permit holder - marriage

hello. I have one question, will I have a problem in getting permit if my future husband hasnt high salary? and how much should he earn monthly? and what might be reason of denial of getting permit?
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Re: B permit holder - marriage

As he's a Swiss national I doubt it. As for which he needs to earn well that depends on where you plan to live so he'd need to ask the cantonal migration office what they'd accept.

As for permit denial, the most obvious would be if the Swiss authorities consider the marriage to be nothing more than a sham simply to get you into the country and get a permit. A big criminal record wouldn't go down too well either.
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As he's a Swiss national I doubt it. As for which he needs to earn well that depends on where you plan to live so he'd need to ask the cantonal migration office what they'd accept.

As for permit denial, the most obvious would be if the Swiss authorities consider the marriage to be nothing more than a sham simply to get you into the country and get a permit. A big criminal record wouldn't go down too well either.
yes but how should we say the authorities that he is already my boyfriend for a long time.they will check his visits to my country? I also have been in switzerland on holiday because of him
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yes but how should we say the authorities that he is already my boyfriend for a long time.they will check his visits to my country? I also have been in switzerland on holiday because of him
Could well be
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Re: B permit holder - marriage

Don't know what they do for Swiss nationals, but for others yes they can ask for proof - holiday photos, hotel bookings, ticket stubs for flights, etc. What they'd be looking for is evidence of a long term, committed relationship that's going to last, not a couple of people who have just been together for a few months.
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Re: B permit holder - marriage

Do not want to be depressing but my neighbour who is Swiss born and bred and has more than adequate means married an Asian lady three years ago.

Despite (or maybe because of ) his disputes with both the local authorities and the Swiss Embassy in her country over her immigration status she still only gets 3 month Swiss visas and every time has to return to her home country for a period before she gets a new visa.
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