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Swiss family reunion entry permit letter validity and visa validity

Dear all,

I am in a situation where I just received a letter from the swiss canton immigration office. It is the authorisation letter which approved my family reunion application. But the problem is that there is a date which says the letter expires on 20 November this year.

I am very worried because I can't travel that soon because of my current situation. does that date mean I have to reach there before that date?

I am yet to get my visa stamped. I don't know how. I heard there is 3 months validity on visa stamp. Is the visa validity similar to the validity of the authorisation letter. I m hoping to get few more months to enter Swiss.
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Old 01.09.2018, 12:51
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Re: Swiss family reunion entry permit letter validity and visa validity

In Switzerland, a visa is only used for entry to the country. The residence permit is what allows you to stay here.

You have to enter by the date on the visa that is stamped in your passport. Then once here you register with the local authorities, who will issue a residence permit.

In terms of the letter - I'm guessing you need to appear to have the visa stamped in your passport no later than 20 November as stated in the letter. Then you'd have 90 days after the stamp to enter Switzerland.

I am not sure nor am I a permit expert. You may want to contact your local consulate for clarification.
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Re: Swiss family reunion entry permit letter validity and visa validity

Thank you for your response.

I have never went out of my country so far. So I don't know how the visa stamp works.

Just now, I haven't got the visa stamp. It is just the letter from swiss authority saying that i can enter the country.

If I go today and get the stamp, will the 3-month duration count from today? I mean the visa validity is from the date of getting stamp on my passport?

I called and mailed the swiss embassy. But there is no reponse since three days.
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Re: Swiss family reunion entry permit letter validity and visa validity

I'm confused.
Your profile says you are in Zurich. Are you? Or are you in your own country?

I thought that the "family reunion application" would be made by your family member who is already here in Switzerland. That person would be applying to get permission to let you come and live with them. To get this permission, he or she has to prove that he or she has enough money to support you once you move to Switzerland.

That person, when making the application, would have assumed that you do want to and will be able to move to Switzerland.

If you now have personal circumstances which mean you cannot, or do not want to do move to Switzerland now, but only later, then your family member in Switzerland should find out, here, whether the entrance date for the family reunification can be postponed.
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Dear all, I received this letter in German Ermachtigung Zur Visumerteilung (einreseerlaubnis) and it has a date saying diese ermächtigung erlischt am 20:11:2018.

I had filled up the visa d form long long time back when I went to submit my documents for family reunion. But my passport is with me. Does that mean that the embassy will issue you the visa stamp on the basis of the form I filled long time ago? And call me to come to pick up visa with my passport?

My problems are with entry date validity. I am not in a position to enter Swiss by the date mentioned above.

Anybody knows, please tell me in detail about the visa stamping and validity. Will the embassy call me to pick visa before I go there with my passport? Or I have to request for a date to go there and get the visa stamp? Is there any way to request them to postpone my entry deadline to Swiss? Does the embassy give visa validity from the date I give my passport to them or do they decide beforehand? I m so troubled because no response from embassy and I m super worried cox I can't leave my current country that early.

I am not in Swiss. In home country. My husband has completed all formalities and got the authorization letter. I haven't yet gone to embassy to get visa stamp. I wish to go little late, may be in November so that the visa validity will be till February. Is this correct.

My dilemma is does the date set on the authorization letter is the last date to enter to Swiss, or is it to get my passport stamped with visa ? Does the migration office send the same letter to Swiss embassy or I have to take it to them?

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Re: Swiss family reunion entry permit letter validity and visa validity

Can you please type out or scan more of the letter (removing any personal information) so we can perhaps help? With the information you have provided there is no way to know the answers to the questions you're asking.
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Re: Swiss family reunion entry permit letter validity and visa validity

And please note that the country you want to stay in is called Switzerland, not "Swiss" (thats a German airline..)
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Re: Swiss family reunion entry permit letter validity and visa validity

I am asking for solution.

What is the difference between entry permit, entry visa and residence permit? What are their uses and validity?
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Re: Swiss family reunion entry permit letter validity and visa validity

I cannot give you a solution, sorry, because I don't exactly understand the problem. I agree with 3Wishes, in Post Number 6 of this thread.

To understand the difference between a VISA and a PERMIT, you might like to read this post https://www.englishforum.ch/2985008-post4.html.
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Re: Swiss family reunion entry permit letter validity and visa validity

I also applied and got Visa D. Yes according to your post, your visa expiry date is indeed 20th Nov 2018.
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Anybody knows, please tell me in detail about the visa stamping and validity. Will the embassy call me to pick visa before I go there with my passport? Or I have to request for a date to go there and get the visa stamp? Is there any way to request them to postpone my entry deadline to Swiss? Does the embassy give visa validity from the date I give my passport to them or do they decide beforehand? I m so troubled because no response from embassy and I m super worried cox I can't leave my current country that early.
They didn't call me I have to email to their visa office and then visit vfs center with their confirmation email to get visa stamped. They can't do anything you have to talk to required cantonal authorities, they will just stamp visa with expiry date mentioned on auth. letter. It looks like you have applied more than three months before your date of departure which they strongly discourage.

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I haven't approached the embassy yet.
The migration office in Zurich has given the authorization letter to my husband and said I have to apply for entry visa from the Indian embassy.

The authorization letter was given on 19:08:2018 and it expires on 20:11:2018.

Will the validity date on my visa stamp be same as the date stated on authorization letter?

This is the letter my husband received. I had to cut it two exuded there is size of the file.

I will be extremely grateful if anyone can explain me about the letter ( files attached above).

My concern is that I want the visa d validity after the date set on the letter.
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Re: Swiss family reunion entry permit letter validity and visa validity

Diese Ermächtigung erlischt am 23.11.2018 = this approval expires on 23.11.2018
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Re: Swiss family reunion entry permit letter validity and visa validity

Does it mean the visa expires on that date? What is the next step and the total time I will get to enter Swiss ?
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Does it mean the visa expires on that date? What is the next step and the total time I will get to enter Swiss ?
You do not enter Swiss......

Have your partner call the Migrationsamt and ask or ask someone in Uhwiesen Gemeindehaus, there are lots of foreigners living in the area so they probably will know.

http://www.uhwiesen.ch/xml_1/interne...13/d15/f74.cfm
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Family reunion B permit and possibility of travelling back to home country

Dear all.

I just got the authorisation letter from swiss authority that I can come there on Family reunion permit.

My situation is, current I am employed in my home country and it is very difficult to leave the job.

My boss was telling me to check out if there is any possibility that I will go there and come back to work once I complete all the formalities in swiss.

How long does it take to get all the permission to settle there once I reach swiss?
Will it be possible for me to get an work visa back to my home country, if so, how?

Any suggestions and guidances will be highly appreciated and obliged.
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Re: Family reunion B permit and possibility of travelling back to home country

Unless it is you who needs the money I'd say that your employer should make a hurry with finding a replacement.
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Re: Family reunion B permit and possibility of travelling back to home country

You already have permission to settle here, that's what the permit gives you.

And why would you need a work visa in your home country?

The point of the permit is that you will live - and possibly work - here permanently. If that's not what you plan to do then don't bother to come.

If you mean permission to work here, that depends on what type of Swiss permit you get. An L (mostly likely) needs an employer to apply to hire you, a B doesn't have that requirement. What permit you get depends on what your spouse/partner has.
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Re: Family reunion B permit and possibility of travelling back to home country

Tenzin, it might help us help you if you explained a bit more about what you want to do in the short and medium/long term.

If your job in your home country is keeping you from taking up residence in Switzerland on your current visa, is this a temporary or longer term issue? If temporary, how long before you expect to be able to move to Switzerland?

Where do you ultimately want to reside, as in live and work, in the long run?

If delaying your visa were not possible and you had to choose between moving definitively to Switzerland on your current visa and continuing in your job at home, which is a more attractive option for you?

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As you mention this is a family reunification visa, is your partner Swiss/EU or is your partner a non-EU residence permit holder? If the latter, which permit does your partner have? Has your partner spoken with the authorities to clarify your options?
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Re: Family reunion B permit and possibility of travelling back to home country

Thank you very much for the above responses.

My husband is an non-EU resident permit B holder. He has been living in Switzerland for about 13 years.

I was earnestly expecting to delay my Visa D for some months, if not some years, because I am currently employed in an important organization that I am so much interested to continue work for sometimes longer. But unfortunately, it came faster than I expected and they have set a deadline already.

I have already contacted the Swiss embassy in my home country, asking for a possibility to postpone the date for few months, but they told me it was the Swiss authority who decided and not in their hand.

Actually, I was planning to work for sometimes here and then move to Swiss with my husband. Since I received such letter from the authorities, I talked to my employer here and he kindly suggested me to check out if I can take temporary leave for sometimes to be done with procedures, means registration in Swiss and then come back to continue with the work for as long as the authority allows me.

The easiest option might be cancelling my family reunion visa application. But I have to reunite with my husband later on, in the long run. In that sense, it will be difficult to start with the whole procedure again. So I am looking for every possibilities to get it solved with my current application.
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