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Married 3 years - husband 2 nationalities

Hello I have a question if somebody knows about this law that if someone is married to a Swiss and British person and the other person is not from the Europe . Does they have to live together? Because I heard that there are different rules if my husband was only Swiss so the immigration office can tell us that we must live together. But as long as he has two passports one is Swiss and the other one British it changes the picture completely I live in Switzerland already 3 years and now my lawyer asks for 5 years permit because my husband is British too . Tell me if somebody knows about this law .
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Re: Married 3 years - husband 2 nationalities

Sorry for asking a stupid question- but if you are married and don't live together- does it not imply that your marriage is not really valid and a sham? Or?
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Old 13.01.2017, 18:17
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Re: Married 3 years - husband 2 nationalities

If your husband is Swiss then you receive a family reunification B permit that is renewable annually. With few exceptions, one of the conditions is that you live together and have no plans to separate. My husband (Swiss) had to sign each of my annual permit renewals.

I can't imagine the Swiss would accept the idea that British citizenship trumps Swiss, and just hand over a 5-year permit. Especially if you're not living together. I've never heard of a family reunification permit where the spouses have no plans to live together (that's the point of reunification after all).

However, based on your other thread it sounds like your situation is complicated. Hopefully someone will be along shortly with some relevant statutes. I believe there are some provisions for abused spouses to stay in the country.
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Old 13.01.2017, 18:20
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Re: Married 3 years - husband 2 nationalities

If your husband is Swiss, he is Swiss only as far as the Swiss are concerned, additional citizenships don't matter.

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Re: Married 3 years - husband 2 nationalities

We had a fight we still love each other but right now we can't live together till he will solve his problem of drinking.. That is the reason that we can't live together right now
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So sorry to hear this- but I'm afraid it may well affect your ability to stay in the country, and certainly make it difficult to get Swiss nationality. Hope you get help.
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Re: Married 3 years - husband 2 nationalities

I guess you're looking for ways to stay in the country?

Caught by the police today please help !!!!

Please I need help !!!got a letter from immigration
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Re: Married 3 years - husband 2 nationalities

Whether he's Swiss, British or both one of the conditions for having a family reunification permit is that you live together. If you're not doing that there's no reason for you to have a permit to live here. And no, the British nationality will not supercede the Swiss one. Decisions will be based on his Swiss nationality.

But as was said in your other threads, there are circumstances where a separated/divorced person can get permission to stay. Use the links provided to find out more.
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