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Going through different threads couldn't find the same or similar situation on this specific scenario.

So, at the moment I have an offer for Zurich around 100K CHF annually and I would like to move with my girlfriend. Although we are not married/engaged and I would like to find out if there is a way to support her with my income staying in the same time in Zurich till she finds a job.

I have read that EU nationals are allowed in Switzerland without any permit for 90 Days, although which are the possible ways to extend this period of 3 months and have a valid permit till she founds an employer ?

Both of us are professionals in IT sphere and we have EU passport.
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Re: Unmarried couple ( both EU/EFTA ) one employed

Sign her up on your address, you sign a paper that you take on financial responsibility for her and she wil get her permit and can start working.

And yes, it indeed is that simple
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Sign her up on your address, you sign a paper that you take on financial responsibility for her and she wil get her permit and can start working.

And yes, it indeed is that simple
Amazing!
Is there any financial restriction ? eg my salary should meet a specific criteria? Or we should have already some specific amount of money on our accounts? Couldn't find any info regarding this criteria on Zurich Migrationsamt website.
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Old 05.06.2019, 20:42
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Re: Unmarried couple ( both EU/EFTA ) one employed

What Edwin proposes sounds like a concubine permit. Keep in mind that will bind you for the next 5 years for the cost!

Your girlfriend can come here on a job seekers permit (3 months) which can be extended (twice I think). She can start looking for a job and start working easily if she finds one as she is from the EU
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Amazing!
Is there any financial restriction ? eg my salary should meet a specific criteria? Or we should have already some specific amount of money on our accounts? Couldn't find any info regarding this criteria on Zurich Migrationsamt website.
No savings needed, and 100K is enough.

And do read the post from Roegner also since there are two ways of doing this.

We used my way, since after having worked for 25 years and going to Switzerland I made it clear that I would first take a break of a yr (and well we got a kid at the end of that year to extend my time off), if she can land a job (sort of) easily you can probably do it better like Roegner proposes.
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Re: Unmarried couple ( both EU/EFTA ) one employed

Can't she just come here indefinitely under the free movement agreement?
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Can't she just come here indefinitely under the free movement agreement?
Of course she can't. If she comes independently then she has 3 months as a tourist, i.e. without registering as being a resident, to look for work. If she hasn't found a job in that time period she can then apply for an L job seeker permit for another 3 months. But that's it. If she hasn't found a job in that time then she's supposed to leave Switzerland.

As for the concubine permit this will tie the OP to being financially responsible for her for 5 years, even if they break up and she stays in Switzerland, unless she finds a job and gets her own independent permit.
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Re: Unmarried couple ( both EU/EFTA ) one employed

We're in the same situation. My boyfriend submitted the concubine form stating he'd be financially responsible for me and I told them my main purpose was to stay with my partner rather than to job search, because I work in a super niche sector. However, they still gave me a L jobseekers permit! In September, I'll need to leave Switzerland, come back and reapply. Hopefully this time we'll get the concubine permit.

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