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Resident Permit B application

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Today is my first day to be resident in Switzerland (hope so lol)


I had hand in my resident permit B application in Fribourg, May i know are they normally will collect your passport with the application? and return to you when the permit is ready to collect?


Normally how long do i need to wait for them to return the passport to me?

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Old 08.09.2017, 08:16
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Re: Resident Permit B application

Welcome to the forum. I would have thought they'd just take a photocopy of it and give it back to you straightaway.
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Re: Resident Permit B application

In my experience (personal) as well as experience in accompanying others to migration office/town hall etc. - they seem never to keep hold of it for longer than a few minutes whilst they take a copy of it.
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Re: Resident Permit B application

omg...then why they need my passport for that long...its totally unacceptable.. (im EU from UK)
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In my experience (personal) as well as experience in accompanying others to migration office/town hall etc. - they seem never to keep hold of it for longer than a few minutes whilst they take a copy of it.
Because i receive my Certificat D'etablissement from my local commune, its clearly show all my information, but when I go to fribourg to apply my resident permit B, then they said they recently receive some fake passport for application.....so they need to keep for "examination"
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omg...then why they need my passport for that long...its totally unacceptable.. (im EU from UK)
As mentioned, they usually only need it for a few moments whilst they photocopy it.
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Re: Resident Permit B application

If they already have it, then I'd think no more than a couple of weeks before you get your permit and passport. Fribourg are usually quite quick on issuing permits.
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Re: Resident Permit B application

Maybe they have some suspicion around your application or your passport, maybe it's a random check, maybe it's just how your commune does it.

But like the others, both GE and VD authorities just took a quick look at our passports and gave them back.

Your writing style doesn't hit me as coming from a UK native?
Is there anything complicated about your UK passport, where or how it was issued or something? Could be that?
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Maybe they have some suspicion around your application or your passport, maybe it's a random check, maybe it's just how your commune does it.

But like the others, both GE and VD authorities just took a quick look at our passports and gave them back.

Your writing style doesn't hit me as coming from a UK native?
Is there anything complicated about your UK passport, where or how it was issued or something? Could be that?
lol yes john, i orginally from asia, so thats why i don't have native English so they think my passport was a fake passport... the passport was issue by HMPO...i just pick up my new passport a month ago....

maybe they are racist to an Asian with hold a british passport lol

BTW, i had contact them this morning, they said its just an random check and they will return the passport to me today if I need it to travel..
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Old 08.09.2017, 10:06
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lol yes john, i orginally from asia, so thats why i don't have native English so they think my passport was a fake passport... the passport was issue by HMPO...i just pick up my new passport a month ago....

maybe they are racist to an Asian with hold a british passport lol

BTW, i had contact them this morning, they said its just an random check and they will return the passport to me today if I need it to travel..

Not sure directly racist.. But you know, they look at my passport, born in Glasgow 40 years ago. They look at me and see exactly what they expected!



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Not sure directly racist.. But you know, they look at my passport, born in Glasgow 40 years ago. They look at me and see exactly what they expected!



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thanks

but now i am in germany..so i need to drive all the way back to Fribourg...
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but now i am in germany..so i need to drive all the way back to Fribourg...
Would they send it to you by registered post, together with the permit? Or do you need to pick up the permit personally anyway?
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Would they send it to you by registered post, together with the permit? Or do you need to pick up the permit personally anyway?

I think i need to pick up my permit personally, but they said the permit b will take a month to process so if i really need my passport urgently they can return to me today... ( then which kind of check did they do on my passport? i just left my passport to them one day...)
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but now i am in germany..so i need to drive all the way back to Fribourg...
I would not be in Germany with neither passport or permit. You have no way to prove you're in the country legally.
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Re: Resident Permit B application

Did you raise this with them when they took the passport?

Chances are any checks take a few hours - I guess they don't have a direct connection to HMPO and Interpol in the average gemeinde...it possibly goes via the Cantonal HQ.

If you'd told them you needed it, they may have made a call then or given it back a few hours later, but if you just said "OK" they probably figured all was fine.

Bear in mind also that UK is pretty much the only place that doesn't have identity cards, so we are much more reliant on our passport. Other Europeans probably never take their passport out of a drawer except for applying for permits and such, and couldn't really care less if it's held for a few weeks.
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I would not be in Germany with neither passport or permit. You have no way to prove you're in the country legally.
Unless in possession of another document that shows nationality or normal place of abode. Generally another document is accepted for this. It will depend on whether the OP has one and whether stopped by German border patrol or police whilst entering or travelling in Germany.
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Did you raise this with them when they took the passport?

Chances are any checks take a few hours - I guess they don't have a direct connection to HMPO and Interpol in the average gemeinde...it possibly goes via the Cantonal HQ.

If you'd told them you needed it, they may have made a call then or given it back a few hours later, but if you just said "OK" they probably figured all was fine.

Bear in mind also that UK is pretty much the only place that doesn't have identity cards, so we are much more reliant on our passport. Other Europeans probably never take their passport out of a drawer except for applying for permits and such, and couldn't really care less if it's held for a few weeks.
They finally return the passport to me on friday and it seme they didnt do any checks on my passport at all.

Because the staff told me that they might be need to do the check on the passport which normally take a week. So if i cant wait for that, i can apply my resident permit later...
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I would not be in Germany with neither passport or permit. You have no way to prove you're in the country legally.
Yes indeed...normally there won't any border check in between swiss and germany... lol if i want to entry Switzerland without border check i can just drive all the way up the mountain and cross the border...normally there wont any border police at all... lol
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True, but one day you may come across one and then what will you do?
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True, but one day you may come across one and then what will you do?
lol next time i will carry my passport and resident permit (if i already had one)
I hope they will speed up my application.....
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