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C permit for non-EU 5 years in CH, 2 years on L

I'm from non-EU country and I've been in Switzerland for more than 5 years now on the permanent contract with the same employer (no contract change since I moved here).

First 2 years I had L permit, then more then 3 years I've been having B permit.

For well-integrated non-EU expats there is a program to get C permit after 5 years of being in Switzerland.

Am I eligible to get C permit now in accordance with this program or do I have to wait two more years still?

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Old 27.01.2017, 15:41
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Re: C permit for non-EU 5 years in CH, 2 years on L

http://www.ma.zh.ch/internet/sicherh...-+Internet.pdf

Not sure if the above is dame for Basel, but for ZH in section 5.1 they state that B is needed, buts stay on L counts if it was issued for a long term job contract.
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Re: C permit for non-EU 5 years in CH, 2 years on L

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I'm from non-EU country and I've been in Switzerland for more than 5 years now on the permanent contract with the same employer (no contract change since I moved here).

First 2 years I had L permit, then more then 3 years I've been having B permit.

For well-integrated non-EU expats there is a program to get C permit after 5 years of being in Switzerland.

Am I eligible to get C permit now in accordance with this program or do I have to wait two more years still?

Thank you!
Discussed in details here.
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Re: C permit for non-EU 5 years in CH, 2 years on L

After 5 you could apply, to the best of my knowledge. Have a B1 german certificate and call up your Kreisbüro to confirm.
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Re: C permit for non-EU 5 years in CH, 2 years on L

Just to mention my experience asking at the Kreis Büro: After having a B-Permit for 7.5 years as a non-EU and changing it to an EU B-Permit (I got an EU country citizenship), the Kreis Büro person asked me if I wanted to apply for a C-Permit, as I was in the country for almost 8 years with a B-Permit. I obviously said yes. The response from the immigration was that I would have to keep the newly acquired EU B-Permit for more 5 years in order to get the C-Permit with my new citizenship status. So, from my experience: not always the Kreis Büro person has the correct answer and maybe you might have to wait.
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Old 01.02.2017, 14:10
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Re: C permit for non-EU 5 years in CH, 2 years on L

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Just to mention my experience asking at the Kreis Büro: After having a B-Permit for 7.5 years as a non-EU and changing it to an EU B-Permit (I got an EU country citizenship), the Kreis Büro person asked me if I wanted to apply for a C-Permit, as I was in the country for almost 8 years with a B-Permit. I obviously said yes. The response from the immigration was that I would have to keep the newly acquired EU B-Permit for more 5 years in order to get the C-Permit with my new citizenship status. So, from my experience: not always the Kreis Büro person has the correct answer and maybe you might have to wait.
You are not qualified to get a C permit quasi-automatically after 5-year B permit from your European nationality, based on CH-EU bilateral agreement, because to benifit from it, you need to be under the EU nationality during the 5-year period.

But, you are qualified to ask for an early C permit. The early C permit is regulated by the federal law on foreigners, which is applicable for all foreigners (nothing to do with the EU nationality or not). As long as you lived in Switzerland for >5 years, you can make the application if other criteria (integration...) are fulfilled. During the 5-year period, you could change to whatever nationality as you want, become apatride, marry a Swiss guy and then divorce... nothing will disqualify you from asking something which is available to ALL foreigners.
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Re: C permit for non-EU 5 years in CH, 2 years on L

Hello
I am in same situation, non-EUbut in swiss for 6 yrs.. and can apply for C
permit .

The biggest hurdle is B1 German level...

Do you know if I have to get Goethe certificate only or Bulats test is OK as well?
http://www.bulats.ch/default.asp?ACT...F_f572=Zuerich

I just learnt that BULATS TEST is easier than Goethe's .... hence wanted to know if it is possible this way?

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Re: C permit for non-EU 5 years in CH, 2 years on L

I can confirm that they look askance at a BULATS certificate; it is certainly not on the list. The fastest way to a listed certificate that I found a few months back involved a weekend trip for an ÖSD test, PM if you'd like the details.

Also, just in case and for posterity, if you are a US citizen (or, I think, a Canadian) you only need A2 for a C after 5 years.
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Re: C permit for non-EU 5 years in CH, 2 years on L

Thanks
I am based in Zurich..
"weekend trip for an ÖSD test" means where?

i confirmed I need B1...... Looking for quicker way to get this done

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Re: C permit for non-EU 5 years in CH, 2 years on L

Just make sure that you write in the "comment" section of your c permit application that you want to apply for an early c permit. Otherwise they will process it in the normal flow (>= 10 years for non EU) and reject it. It happened to me and i was really shocked to find out that it is not a normal "if - else" process even if you submit all necessary docs. So I had to pay 120 chf again to re-apply for an "early" c permit.
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Re: C permit for non-EU 5 years in CH, 2 years on L

Thank you...

Now the biggest hurdle to cross is the B1 German certification..

Any advice on B1 test focused training around...??

I inquired at few places.... they are pretty general... like 3 months for each level etc...
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Re: C permit for non-EU 5 years in CH, 2 years on L

try http://www.alemania.ch/index_en.html for training and telc for b1 test.
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Re: C permit for non-EU 5 years in CH, 2 years on L

Can you please say where in Basel I can pass A2 German test, which result I can present to the authorities together with the request for C permit?

(In Basel A2 level is enough)
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Re: C permit for non-EU 5 years in CH, 2 years on L

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Can you please say where in Basel I can pass A2 German test, which result I can present to the authorities together with the request for C permit?

(In Basel A2 level is enough)
See here. You probably should expect different costs by the institute organizing the test.
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Re: C permit for non-EU 5 years in CH, 2 years on L

Check here: 1y student B + 2y working L + 2y working B = C (Non EU)
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