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Old 07.10.2016, 01:17
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Help! It's been more than a year and still haven't received my permit

Hi all,

Are there similar cases here? What to do?

My B permit expired 1 year ago. Two months before the expiration date, I asked for a renewal. After a couple of months of no news, I went to follow it up and the OCPM-Geneva informed me that they sent my file to Bern.

I have been living in Geneva since 2009 and I am married to a Swiss from 2012.

Each time I call their hotline or visit the OCPM for inquiries, they always answer the same thing: my file is still in Bern.

I couldn't get a job because I don't have a permit.

Any advice?

Thanks a lot
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Old 07.10.2016, 08:18
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Re: Help! It's been more than a year and still haven't received my permit

Well, you could try phoning SEM and see if they'd just check on your file's status for you.

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...s/kontakt.html

Technically the cantonal authority deals with it, but if you explain how long it's taking they may check for you.

It seems strange it's taking this long and I wouldn't have thought it needed to go to Bern in the first place since you're married to a Swiss national. Have you ever had any delays when renewing before?
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