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Visa D and permits

Good day every,

Apologies if this question has been asked. I have checked the forum, saw similar topics but not the exact answer to my question.

My husband is a British national, and I am a Russian citizen. We currently live in Hong Kong, and we are considering moving to Switzerland.

Our plan is for both of us to go there and find jobs. So, from what I understand, my husband has 90 days in Switzerland to get a job and a permanent residency (which when he gets his job) would be obtained on the basis on his employment once he is in Switzerland. As of me, I would need to get Visa D. Now here is the question: if I can/do apply for visa D and get my permit before my husband finds a job, am I allowed to work in that case? Also, once my husband gets a job and gets his permit, would I need to update mine?


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Re: Visa D and permits

No, you cannot move here before your husband has a permit and applied for family reunification.

You can try to find a job with an employer that has to go through the procedure of hiring a non EU.


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Re: Visa D and permits

Your husband can be here for up to 90 days as a tourist to look for work. After that if he hasn't found a job, he can apply for a job seeker L permit which would allow him to be here for another 90 days providing he can support himself financially.

You don't really want to get a permit before your husband since the easiest way for you is to come here is under family reunification and that can't be done until he has a job and a place to live.

https://www.ch.ch/en/family-reunification-eu-efta

Since you are his dependent he has to show he can support you financially and that your accommodation is big enough for both of you.

If you found a job here first then the Swiss employer has to apply for a permit for you and they have to prove they can't find a Swiss/EU national who could do the job. The non-EU hiring criteria is here:

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...zulassung.html

Also bear in mind we don't yet know what will happen if/when the UK leaves the EU.

Also understand that permanent residency would be some years away. Depending on his employment contract length he could get either an L (less than a year) or a B (more than a year/unlimited), but permits are also renewed now based on integration - language, taking part in local activities, etc. If you don't meet the criteria the permit will not be renewed and you'd have to leave the country. These new requirements only came in recently so how they're going to work out long term we don't yet know. The only sure permanency is Swiss citizenship.
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Re: Visa D and permits

Thank you for your reply! I really appreciate your time!

It is clear to me now that the best way would be if my husband finds a job in Switzerland first and than I apply for my visa D.

Just to clarify, you have also mentioned that he needs to show proof that he has somewhere to live so that I can join him. However, in the form and file listing documents to provide as proof (please see links below), there is not much in terms of address? In the form they are asking for an intended address to live and list of documents necessary doesn't mention this point or employment at all? Would we need to provide a rental contract in that case?

https://www.sem.admin.ch/dam/data/se...sumd-en-de.pdf
https://www.dfae.admin.ch/dam/countr..._vfsglobal.pdf

Also, to clarify, once he does get a job and I move to be with him, I will be able to work, correct?

I think I should be fine with integration. I have lived in Switzerland for 8 years on permit B as a student. By the way, do you think this could help my application somehow? I speak French well, and we are thinking of going to Geneva, so should be fine. I never encountered permit stuff in relation to spouse and family stuff, so I was a bit confused, but once again, thank you for your time!
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