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Re: Permit L Dependent

An update on my situation/ the information I have:

My situation: I have relocated to Zurich with my husband who has a 12 month L-permit gained through his employer. My husband's contract is a permanent position that will extend beyond the 12 months. We are both from Australia (non-EU). I have been granted a 12 month L-permit under family reunification.

I would like to gain employment in Zurich.

This is the information provided to me by by a PwC immigration consultant and confirmed (via email) by the Kanton of Zurich Office for Economy and Labour:

"As you have already a Swiss residence permit, a potential employer will have to file a work permit application with the competent labour authority in order for you to be compliant to work in Switzerland. They will have to prove that the Swiss salary and working conditions are met by submitting a copy of the employment contract. Moreover, they will have to outline that you are professionally qualified (e.g., by providing an updated CV, diploma, reasons why you have been chosen for this position etc.) and they will also have to explain to the authorities what your tasks and responsibilities are in your new function.

The processing time of such a work permit application may depend on the canton in which you will work as well as on the current workload of the authority, but it usually takes around 2 weeks."

Now I just need to find an employer....
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Re: Permit L Dependent

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An update on my situation/ the information I have:

My situation: I have relocated to Zurich with my husband who has a 12 month L-permit gained through his employer. My husband's contract is a permanent position that will extend beyond the 12 months. We are both from Australia (non-EU). I have been granted a 12 month L-permit under family reunification.

I would like to gain employment in Zurich.

This is the information provided to me by by a PwC immigration consultant and confirmed (via email) by the Kanton of Zurich Office for Economy and Labour:

"As you have already a Swiss residence permit, a potential employer will have to file a work permit application with the competent labour authority in order for you to be compliant to work in Switzerland. They will have to prove that the Swiss salary and working conditions are met by submitting a copy of the employment contract. Moreover, they will have to outline that you are professionally qualified (e.g., by providing an updated CV, diploma, reasons why you have been chosen for this position etc.) and they will also have to explain to the authorities what your tasks and responsibilities are in your new function.

The processing time of such a work permit application may depend on the canton in which you will work as well as on the current workload of the authority, but it usually takes around 2 weeks."

Now I just need to find an employer....

Further update... I have found a job in Zurich, with a global company which required a native english speaker for the role. Once they applied for the work permit it took 1 week to process/ get approved.

Please note, I did have time on my side as my employer submitted the application 1 week before the end of June for a start date on July 1st. This probably helped with processing quicker as people would have been clearing the backlog in time for the summer holidays.

If any trailing spouse needs assistance with finding a job/ start building a network I recommend getting in touch with this 'International Dual Career networking' group. They have regular networking events for trailing spouses which put you in touch with HR representatives of their sponsor companies: www.idcn.info/

Also on another note, in relation to the dependant L permit/ work permit situation. I found that many HR recruiters were not sure what the process was for my situation. I had to educate them, so I suggest including this info on your applications. HR will need to apply directly for your work permit via this site (if in Zurich) www.awa.zh.ch (see attached image for further AWA contact details)
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Re: Permit L Dependent

Hi,

Thanks a lot for such an informative post. This was very helpful. I am also in a situation which is quite similar to yours. I am on a dependent L visa residency permit, although my husband's contract is for 2 years. I have not started looking for jobs yet but have heard that it would be pretty tough with an L permit. It's great to see your story as an exception. Would you have some time to have a chat and guide me through a couple of questions?

Thanks
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