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Joining wife and child in Switzerland

I am a Canadian citizen. I have a child with my soon to be wife. She is Swiss. We are trying to understand what we need to do to live in Switzerland together.

I understand that we can apply for family reunification. During the application process I need to travel for business. Is it still possible for me to travel for business without jeopardizing my visa application? Will the family reunification allow me to work in Switzerland? Lastly, how long does it take for the visa to be issued?

I have not been able to find any documents on this on the internet.

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Re: Joining wife and child in Switzerland

Welcome to the Forum.

Get married first. The paperwork is 100 times easier that way vs trying to come here unmarried. Or have your Swiss wife-to-be inquire about getting you a fiancÚ visa and get married here.

1. Depends on where you want to travel. If you want to travel here for business while your visa is processing, that might require a different, short-term visa.

2. Yes, assuming you're married.

3. How long is a piece of string? It depends on when you get married, where you get married, and whether all your paperwork is in order. A basic rule of thumb is that a D-visa (that's the one you'd need for family reunification) is often issued within 12 weeks.
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