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Australia to Switzerland

Greetings all!

My name is Brock.
Iím a 25 year old male living in Brisbane, Australia.
As an Australian National with no European heritage, itís very difficult (unfortunately) for me to find an opportunity, if there is any at all, of the possibility to move to Switzerland for study, to work and ultimately reside.

I have been in contact with the consulate in my city (to no avail) and other smaller entities in the hopes of finding an opportunity to pursue.

Understanding some potential may lie in professional traineeships, as seen online, this is not a current valid opportunity for me as I hold no science degree or interest.

I have years of employment experience with a fluent and comprehensive knowledge of business in a retail environment however this is not supported with tertiary study since my graduation from high school in 2011.

I would like to add, I have been dating a Swiss National for the entirety of this year and we have spent thousands of dollars flying back and forward to visit each other over the past 12 months (we met in Australia and fell for eachother). At present, my partner has decided to commit to completing her studies in Australia however we both would prefer living in Switzerland due to lifestyle opportunity and just general preference.

I have scoured the internet for opportunities however the response received from professional entities has been extremely discouraging, inconclusive or simply ignored, so here I am trying my luck.

Absolutely any assistance, advice (even encouragement at this point) would be greatly appreciated and your time and response would mean a lot to us!
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Greetings all!

My name is Brock.
Iím a 25 year old male living in Brisbane, Australia.
As an Australian National with no European heritage, itís very difficult (unfortunately) for me to find an opportunity, if there is any at all, of the possibility to move to Switzerland for study, to work and ultimately reside.

I have been in contact with the consulate in my city (to no avail) and other smaller entities in the hopes of finding an opportunity to pursue.

Understanding some potential may lie in professional traineeships, as seen online, this is not a current valid opportunity for me as I hold no science degree or interest.

I have years of employment experience with a fluent and comprehensive knowledge of business in a retail environment however this is not supported with tertiary study since my graduation from high school in 2011.

I would like to add, I have been dating a Swiss National for the entirety of this year and we have spent thousands of dollars flying back and forward to visit each other over the past 12 months (we met in Australia and fell for eachother). At present, my partner has decided to commit to completing her studies in Australia however we both would prefer living in Switzerland due to lifestyle opportunity and just general preference.

I have scoured the internet for opportunities however the response received from professional entities has been extremely discouraging, inconclusive or simply ignored, so here I am trying my luck.

Absolutely any assistance, advice (even encouragement at this point) would be greatly appreciated and your time and response would mean a lot to us!
Stay where you are. Are you crazy? Australia is still the lucky country. Europe is slowly dying
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Old 23.11.2019, 20:51
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Re: Australia to Switzerland

Welcome to the forum.

To be honest it's not going to be easy. Job-wise, without a uni degree or skills for a niche market you simply don't qualify. Here's the non-EU hiring criteria that Swiss employers have to abide by.

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

You could possibly apply to do a university course here, but that depends on what you want to do for a career. Maybe business admin or something like that could make use of your retail experience.

Otherwise if neither of the above are possible you have two choices: marry your girlfriend and move here if she can afford to support you financially to get a family reunification permit. Or move here and she applies for a concubine permit for you - again having to agree to be financially responsible for you for 5 years.

Family reunification/concubine for Swiss nationals will probably be similar to the requirements for EU/EFTA nationals.

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

As far as the concubine permit goes a) not all cantons offer this and b) you may not be able to work with that permit.
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Re: Australia to Switzerland

Made the move from CH to Oz some years ago, best move we ever made, Oz has a can do attitude to most things, CH wait and see if we have a law that says you cannot do that, and CH is mega expensive for some things.
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Re: Australia to Switzerland

As stated already, to get you a work permit your Swiss employer will have to prove that nobody in Switzerland or the EU is able to fulfil their job requirements. Unless you have some specialist experience or specific training, that's not going to happen. I managed the move because my employer needed a specific degree and grad. dip. combo in a native English speaker - not so common in the EU.

Also as stated above, if you have the money the best bet would be to start a uni degree - then you'll just be delaying the residence/work permit problem, but if things work out with your girlfriend then you go for residence for that reason.

I also moved from Aus to CH and love it here. I also loved it in Aus, but things were getting too hot for me over there. I love cold weather ...
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