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Concubine Permit?

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I am a bit lost in all of the conflicting information that can be found about visas for non EU citizens in Switzerland. I was wondering if anyone had any advice or information about a concubine visa? Has anyone been granted one successfully, does it even still exist? Anything and everything anyone can share would be amazing.
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Old 23.07.2018, 19:38
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Re: Concubine Permit?

Only a few cantons offer it, most do not.

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Only a few cantons offer it, most do not.

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any idea about Graubünden?
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Old 23.07.2018, 19:56
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Re: Concubine Permit?

Best bet is ask at your local commune, though as I recall it's not possible in GR.

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Re: Concubine Permit?

They are alive and well in Vaud. My friend just got one in April.
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Re: Concubine Permit?

Yes, VD, GE, and perhaps NE and ZH.

But OP is in GR, so no.

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Yes, VD, GE, and perhaps NE and ZH.

But OP is in GR, so no.

Tom
NE for sure although it’s not easy, a lot of criteria have to be met.
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They are alive and well in Vaud. My friend just got one in April.



I am interested as well in applying for this permit, how long did your friend have to wait? Was it to canton VD? Any advice for someone about to apply for this?
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I am interested as well in applying for this permit, how long did your friend have to wait? Was it to canton VD? Any advice for someone about to apply for this?
Here's Vaud's info.

http://www.vd.ch/themes/vie-privee/p...s-du-concubin/

Basically you and your partner need to prove a long term, committed relationship that's been going for several years and will ideally lead to marriage/registered partnership. Also your partner has to agree to be financially responsible for you for 5 years. You might not be allowed to work with this type of permit, again this may depend on the canton and your nationalities.
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Re: Concubine Permit?

Hi,

I am trying to find the same information for Luzern Kanton. I would really appreciate some help.
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Old 11.09.2018, 22:47
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Re: Concubine Permit?

Check with the cantonal migration office in Lucerne. Not all cantons offer this type of permit. I don't recall reading anywhere here that Lucerne does.
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Also your partner has to agree to be financially responsible for you for 5 years.
This is a much greater financial commitment than marriage. If things go bad, one can end the marriage by getting divorced, and putting a stop to financial commitment. But one cannot opt out of this 5-year responsibility, and as I understand it, it includes all the costs that the concubine incurs up until and including the very last day of the 5 years.
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This is a much greater financial commitment than marriage. If things go bad, one can end the marriage by getting divorced, and putting a stop to financial commitment. But one cannot opt out of this 5-year responsibility, and as I understand it, it includes all the costs that the concubine incurs up until and including the very last day of the 5 years.
Yes, as far as I know, so long as the other half remains in Switzerland the financial commitment continues regardless of whether they're still together or not until the 5 years are up.
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Check with the cantonal migration office in Lucerne. Not all cantons offer this type of permit. I don't recall reading anywhere here that Lucerne does.
They don't.

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Re: Concubine Permit?

Can you tell me if they offer it Buchs Sg, going in circles online 🙈
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Can you tell me if they offer it Buchs Sg, going in circles online ��

The Ct. St. Gallen migration webpage for non-EU citizens does not mention concubine permits:

https://www.migrationsamt.sg.ch/home...ttausland.html

Ct. St. Gallen offers three-month marriage preparation permits for non-EU citizens, which might be of interest. More information is available at this link (German):

https://www.migrationsamt.sg.ch/home...r%20Heirat.pdf
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Can you tell me if they offer it Buchs Sg, going in circles online 🙈
Hi lucerne Kanton dont admit this kind of visa. I just talked with them and the embassy, and they don't.
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Hi lucerne Kanton dont admit this kind of visa. I just talked with them and the embassy, and they don't.
I did point that out. Two weeks ago.

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Hi lucerne Kanton dont admit this kind of visa. I just talked with them and the embassy, and they don't.

Thank you, but as far as I understand, st Gallen and Lucerne are two different cantons?

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The Ct. St. Gallen migration webpage for non-EU citizens does not mention concubine permits:

https://www.migrationsamt.sg.ch/home...ttausland.html

Ct. St. Gallen offers three-month marriage preparation permits for non-EU citizens, which might be of interest. More information is available at this link (German):

https://www.migrationsamt.sg.ch/home...r%20Heirat.pdf

Thanks you, exactly what I was looking for

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Re: Concubine Permit?

I would like to ask if what is the requirements for concubine permit in ticino Switzerland, they announced last June 8 about they again start to process the concubine residence permit for the unmarried couple just wanna ask if someone knew how long is the process and what is the requirements for this permit thank you.
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