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EricaBlack 24.02.2020 16:06

Switching from family reunification permit to work permit for non-eu
 
Hi everyone,

I wanted to ask if anyone has an experience or any knowledge about switching from family reunification permit (B, 5 years) to the work one.

I am non-eu and came to switzerland with my eu spouse 1,5 years ago. My spouse got a contract, and I found a job in IT company shortly after. Now my husband wants a divorce, it is extremely painful and hard for me. I've tried hard but seems there is no way to save our marriage, he said he has someone else now. I am losing both my closest friend and partner, and all my life here, because even though I am employed I am using privileges of being employed as a spouse of EU citizen and if we divorce my permit will be revoked.

I know about the rule that as non-eu I can keep my permit if I am able to prove that I am integrated after 3 years of marriage in Switzerland. It is not the case, our marriage here is 1.5 years.
Also I know that if a swiss company wants to employ a non-eu person they need to publish a job for few months and prove that they could’t find anyone who fits better than me.

I called Migrationsamt and they could’t give more detailed information anything except that my company should apply for a permit for me. But does it mean I should stop working for the time when they are looking for the replacement for me?
Could it be considered as a reason to go through a slightly difference process of getting permit as if I were living outside of eu now?

If it matters: I speak decent German (C1 certificate) and got hobbies here, the circle of friends both expats and swiss, and I am a member of one Verein. I also got a bachelor degree (from back at my home country) and 4 years of work experience (1 year is in ZH)

If you have any thoughts or advices or any experience I would be happy.

Cheers,
Erica

Medea Fleecestealer 24.02.2020 17:32

Re: Switching from family reunification permit to work permit for non-eu
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by EricaBlack (Post 3150855)
Hi everyone,

I wanted to ask if anyone has an experience or any knowledge about switching from family reunification permit (B, 5 years) to the work one.

I am non-eu and came to switzerland with my eu spouse 1,5 years ago. My spouse got a contract, and I found a job in IT company shortly after. Now my husband wants a divorce, it is extremely painful and hard for me. I've tried hard but seems there is no way to save our marriage, he said he has someone else now. I am losing both my closest friend and partner, and all my life here, because even though I am employed I am using privileges of being employed as a spouse of EU citizen and if we divorce my permit will be revoked.

I know about the rule that as non-eu I can keep my permit if I am able to prove that I am integrated after 3 years of marriage in Switzerland. It is not the case, our marriage here is 1.5 years.
Also I know that if a swiss company wants to employ a non-eu person they need to publish a job for few months and prove that they could’t find anyone who fits better than me.

I called Migrationsamt and they could’t give more detailed information anything except that my company should apply for a permit for me. But does it mean I should stop working for the time when they are looking for the replacement for me?
Could it be considered as a reason to go through a slightly difference process of getting permit as if I were living outside of eu now?

If it matters: I speak decent German (C1 certificate) and got hobbies here, the circle of friends both expats and swiss, and I am a member of one Verein. I also got a bachelor degree (from back at my home country) and 4 years of work experience (1 year is in ZH)

If you have any thoughts or advices or any experience I would be happy.

Cheers,
Erica

No need to stop working, you still have your family reunification permit until the divorce comes through.

Your employer needs to start the paperwork to get a new permit for you.


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