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Uk national 90 days in 180 day period

Hi all,

I may have a stupid question but I am unsure on the wording of the information I have found online. I am a UK national and hold a UK passport, my girlfriend lives in Switzerland and I spend long stays in Switzerland of around a month at a time. Am I subject to the 90days travel within a 180day period inside the Schengen zone, or am I only allowed to be here for 90days from when I enter the country. I just ask because over the last 6months I have been in Switzerland for approxiamtly 90days and was wondering if I have to wait before returning?

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Re: Uk national 90 days in 180 day period

Theoretically no as the UK is part of the EU. But you could be considered a resident here if you do stay more than 90 days at a time and also if you spend more than 180 days a year here.

If you want to make sure you could use the calculator you'll find in this link.

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...tsrechner.html

Frankly, if you're spending that much time here why not move over permanently and try and find a job here instead.
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Theoretically no as the UK is part of the EU. But you could be considered a resident here if you do stay more than 90 days at a time and also if you spend more than 180 days a year here.

If you want to make sure you could use the calculator you'll find in this link.

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...tsrechner.html

Frankly, if you're spending that much time here why not move over permanently and try and find a job here instead.
Thanks for your quick reply. The reason I ask is that I do intend to stay and try and find a job here when I next move over. Therefore I was wondering if I would still get my 90days tourist visa and then I could apply for the additional 3months if I am still looking for a job (6months in total)? Or if I would have used my 90days and would only have 3months to find a job?
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Re: Uk national 90 days in 180 day period

You can be here for up to 90 days at a time. Okay, really it's aimed at tourists so they're not likely to be back in Switzerland again after a short period, but as there are no passport control checks on EU nationals it shouldn't be a problem. So you can come here as a tourist for up to 90 days to job hunt and if you don't find a job within that period you must then register as being a resident of Switzerland, you'll be issued with an L permit for another 3 months assuming you have sufficient finances to support yourself. If you don't, you won't get the permit.
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You can be here for up to 90 days at a time. Okay, really it's aimed at tourists so they're not likely to be back in Switzerland again after a short period, but as there are no passport control checks on EU nationals it shouldn't be a problem. So you can come here as a tourist for up to 90 days to job hunt and if you don't find a job within that period you must then register as being a resident of Switzerland, you'll be issued with an L permit for another 3 months assuming you have sufficient finances to support yourself. If you don't, you won't get the permit.
Thanks for the advice. I just ask as I must have been in Switzerland 60+ days in the past 180day period and didn't want to start my job hunt time frame with only 30days left of my tourist visa?
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