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Permit/Residence/Address/Work Query

I am a EU citizen starting new job in Jan but I believe I need a residence/work permit arranged - My company says that I can do this myself.

I assume its just a case of me showing up at the local canton before the day I actually start work in order to register. I do have a couple of queries on the process itself.

1. I assume I am still able to work for my employers providing I have at least registered at the local canton, its only later that my B-Permit is issued - Correct?

2. Will the local canton ask for proof of address when registering? And do I have to provide evidence of this? - eg I visit local canton on the 15th December but I don’t move into my long term residence until 28th December - And start work on the 2nd Jan - Will this be acceptable?

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Re: Permit/Residence/Address/Work Query

1. Yes, you must register before starting work.

"Gainful employment of more than 3 months:

Within 14 days of their arrival and before actually taking up work, nationals of EU-27/EFTA states have to register with the local authorities of the commune in which they are residing and apply for a residence permit. A valid ID or passport and a written confirmation of employment (e.g. the contract of employment containing details of the duration of employment and the number of working hours) have to be presented. A residence permit will be issued depending on the duration of employment: a short-term residence permit (type L permit) for employment of up to 364 days or a residence permit (type B permit) for employment of at least one year or for an unlimited period."

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...hweiz/faq.html

2. Yes, you'll need a rental agreement. You present that, your passport, some passport photos and your employment contract - they'll all be needed for the registration.
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Re: Permit/Residence/Address/Work Query

Many thanks for your response and taking the time out to reply. Very clear. Thanks again.
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1. Yes, you must register before starting work.

"Gainful employment of more than 3 months:

Within 14 days of their arrival and before actually taking up work, nationals of EU-27/EFTA states have to register with the local authorities of the commune in which they are residing and apply for a residence permit. A valid ID or passport and a written confirmation of employment (e.g. the contract of employment containing details of the duration of employment and the number of working hours) have to be presented. A residence permit will be issued depending on the duration of employment: a short-term residence permit (type L permit) for employment of up to 364 days or a residence permit (type B permit) for employment of at least one year or for an unlimited period."

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...hweiz/faq.html

2. Yes, you'll need a rental agreement. You present that, your passport, some passport photos and your employment contract - they'll all be needed for the registration.
I don't see any reference to rental agreement, I registered in 4 different places & was never asked for one, which is lucky as 3 times I never had an agreement to show.
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Old 02.12.2017, 12:02
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Re: Permit/Residence/Address/Work Query

Was asked in most cases.

But it worked when showing a hotel reservation or in one case with the comment that I was staying at Susie´s Gasthof, that was sufficient (but then that was also a smaller town)
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Re: Permit/Residence/Address/Work Query

I'm in a similar situation and I would like some advice, please.

EU citizen (Hungary) work contract starts on 1st of January, 2018, first actual work day on 3rd January, in Lausanne, Vaud.

1. Does that mean I have to show sometime between 18th of December and 31st of December, 2017 to apply for a residence permit?

2. Is there no way of doing this online or by the employer? Unless it's the only option, I'm unable to travel as I'm in my notice period with my current employer.

3. Assuming I must physically go to Lausanne, can I resolve the whole process in a single day?

4. The employer will provide me with accommodation for a short period while I'm searching for rent. I should ask for something from the employer to demonstrate this fact?
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Re: Permit/Residence/Address/Work Query

Possibly another question:
5. Do officials in Lausanne speak English? :\ My French is still in the development stage.
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I'm in a similar situation and I would like some advice, please.

EU citizen (Hungary) work contract starts on 1st of January, 2018, first actual work day on 3rd January, in Lausanne, Vaud.

1. Does that mean I have to show sometime between 18th of December and 31st of December, 2017 to apply for a residence permit?

2. Is there no way of doing this online or by the employer? Unless it's the only option, I'm unable to travel as I'm in my notice period with my current employer.

3. Assuming I must physically go to Lausanne, can I resolve the whole process in a single day?

4. The employer will provide me with accommodation for a short period while I'm searching for rent. I should ask for something from the employer to demonstrate this fact?
1. I know several EU people who have started work in Lausanne before they were registered. However you need to call them and have them confirm this to you. You can probably register during the first week of January without a problem.

2 no. You can not register online. But you can go online and get the forms.

3. Yes. You will have to go in person. Registration takes only about 20 minutes. The waiting to see someone and the waiting for the physical permit will be longer.

4. Yes. Get a letter from your company about your accommodation.
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Re: Permit/Residence/Address/Work Query

I was asked a question the other day that I have been researching.( Years ago we collected our permits as a family all together when we moved to Geneva as my OH employer sorted out the permit). 25 years ago so can't really remember

If a couple (UK) move to Switzerland but the husband is going first to take up a position, and the spouse will be following a month of 2 later after sorting the move- can he register both of them at the same time. if he does obviously health care is compulsory from day 1 but does the wife have to take it from the same date even though she has not moved permanently over.
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I was asked a question the other day that I have been researching.( Years ago we collected our permits as a family all together when we moved to Geneva as my OH employer sorted out the permit). 25 years ago so can't really remember

If a couple (UK) move to Switzerland but the husband is going first to take up a position, and the spouse will be following a month of 2 later after sorting the move- can he register both of them at the same time. if he does obviously health care is compulsory from day 1 but does the wife have to take it from the same date even though she has not moved permanently over.
Yes. The wife will have to take insurance from the first day of registration. So there really is no point in her being registered until she arrives. It's really easy for you K citizens now. 25 years ago it wasn't that easy. She should just register when she arrives.
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