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Frontier worker permit

Hello. I am new as a forum writer.
My husband is Portuguese and lives in Germany, very close to the Swiss border. Can he take a part time job in Switzerland on a frontier worker permit (G) at any time or does he have to be officially resident in the border region for a certain amount of time? He is registered as officially living in Germany from 1st May this year.
If he became a frontier worker, would he need to take out Swiss health insurance?
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Re: Frontier worker permit

He must have lived in a specified border zone for at least 6 months before he could get a G permit.

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...g_eu_efta.html
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He must have lived in a specified border zone for at least 6 months before he could get a G permit.

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...g_eu_efta.html
Would he get one for a part time job?
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Re: Frontier worker permit

Where do I find the exact information about the six month waiting time please? If this is correct he could only be employed from 1st October, which is not too bad.
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Re: Frontier worker permit

6 months would be November 1st, not October 1st.

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Re: Frontier worker permit

Sorry, my mistake. EU nationals have no border zone restrictions.

https://www.sem.admin.ch/content/dam...zgaenger-e.pdf

If the part time job pays enough I suppose so.
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Re: Frontier worker permit

I don't think he is going to be be needed until January. But it is really just in case something comes up before then. We wanted to know if he can start on 1st September.
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Re: Frontier worker permit

Thank you. Yes we don't have to prove income to anyone. My husband is an EU citizen and lives in Germany and now this issue about working in Switzerland came to light.
So the six-month rule is abolished, this is good.
Do you happen to know if with a part time job in Switzerland, but not as a resident, he must take out private health insurance?
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Re: Frontier worker permit

https://grenzgaenger-ch.info/

https://www.grenzgaenger.de/
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Thank you. Yes we don't have to prove income to anyone. My husband is an EU citizen and lives in Germany and now this issue about working in Switzerland came to light.
So the six-month rule is abolished, this is good.
Do you happen to know if with a part time job in Switzerland, but not as a resident, he must take out private health insurance?
It tells you in the link.
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Re: Frontier worker permit

Thank you. I saw that it mentions health insurance is required but there are exceptions. It's just that then the link to where the exceptions are listed is broken.

Health insurance: generally speaking, cross-border commuters living abroad must take out health
insurance coverage in Switzerland (principle of place of employment). More details as well as exceptions
to this rule can be found on the following site: Federal Office of Public Health FOPH (International
affairs)
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Re: Frontier worker permit

Thank you for these useful links also.
I see he must take out Swiss insurance if he takes a job (but not residence) in Switzerland, even if he is part time. This is because he doesn't have any other insurance which would free him from the requirement of the compulsory Swiss health plan.
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Thank you for these useful links also.
I see he must take out Swiss insurance if he takes a job (but not residence) in Switzerland, even if he is part time. This is because he doesn't have any other insurance which would free him from the requirement of the compulsory Swiss health plan.
How can you not have health insurance in Germany if you live there?
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Re: Frontier worker permit

He doesn't work at the moment and has never worked in Germany.
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He doesn't work at the moment and has never worked in Germany.
Yes, but even not working you have to have health insurance in Germany, it is mandatory there as well
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Re: Frontier worker permit

I think he falls into a category which is not covered. He is non-employed. He is not registered as unemployed and he is not claiming any social assistance. He has no income. He is merely registered as living in Germany and has been since 1st May. Without any income we would not be prepared to pay for health insurance. We have not been given any information telling us it is required. I don't think it is like Switzerland where this is checked from time to time by the town halls.
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Re: Frontier worker permit

It has been mandatory since 2009 (just google).

Link in German:

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kranke...in_Deutschland

no. nobody checks it, just cross your fingers you never get a major illness.
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