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US citizen : possible to work in CH but live in FR?

HI
I'm a teacher , in negotiations for a job in Nyon area.
I have some questions:

1) Is it possible to live in France but work in Switzerland if you are non-EU?

2) Who / where can I get more information on this?

3) If I do live in France can I join their national healthcare?

4) Is it hard to get Swiss healthcare with preexisting conditions?

Thanks for your help!
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Old 03.03.2020, 10:29
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Re: US citizen : possible to work in CH but live in FR?

1) No.

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Re: US citizen : possible to work in CH but live in FR?

4) No, basic healthcare is for everyone regardless of prehistory of illness. Additional insurance could be a problem, most likely the illness will be excluded or the insurance denied.
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Third-country nationals will only be given a cross-border commuter G-permit, if they have a permanent residence permit in a neighboring country. They also need to have had their residence in the neighboring countryís border zone for at least six months and fulfill the labor market requirements. G-permits are usually valid for one year, and are limited to the border zone of the issuing canton. Third-country border commuters require permission to change jobs or occupations.
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3) If I do live in France can I join their national healthcare?
Itís obligatory.
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No, but you can only get Swiss health insurance if you are resident in Switzerland.
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Itís obligatory.
No, but you can only get Swiss health insurance if you are resident in Switzerland.
Irrelevant since he can't do it. See Edwin's post. Must have permanent residency in France which takes a minimum of 5 years to get, live in a border zone for at least 6 months and fulfil labour market conditions.

OP gets a job here they have to live here, not another country unless they also have an EU nationality they can call on.
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No, but you can only get Swiss health insurance if you are resident in Switzerland.
Technically cross-border commuters in France Germany Italy and Austria, despite not being resident in Switzerland, have an irrevocable choice of either affiliating to their respective countryís healthcare system or Switzerlandís given bilateral agreements in place (independent of EU rules)
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4) No, basic healthcare is for everyone regardless of prehistory of illness. Additional insurance could be a problem, most likely the illness will be excluded or the insurance denied.
In my wife's case, SWICA supplemental insurance for a pre-existing condition was only excluded for the first 90 days, if I remember correctly.
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Re: US citizen : possible to work in CH but live in FR?

Just wondering- what would be your reasons for preferring to live on French side? The commute to France from Nyon is up over the Jura, can be difficult in winter, and then only leading to a very rural area? Or via Geneva and Highway which is VERY busy at peak commuting times.
Nyon region is beautiful and if you want cheaper rents, more rural, the foot of the Jura mountain chain above has lovely villages and fabulous views.

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Just wondering- what would be your reasons for preferring to live on French side? The commute to France from Nyon is up over the Jura, can be difficult in winter, and then only leading to a very rural area? Or via Geneva and Highway which is VERY busy at peak commuting times.
Nyon region is beautiful and if you want cheaper rents, more rural, the foot of the Jura mountain chain above has lovely villages and fabulous views.

There are no mountains between Nyon and Divonne and through to Ferney. Nyon to Divonne is about 15 / 20 mins with not all that much traffic.

But anyway, itís not an option for the OP.
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There are no mountains between Nyon and Divonne and through to Ferney. Nyon to Divonne is about 15 / 20 mins with not all that much traffic.

But anyway, it’s not an option for the OP.
But crossing the frontier from the pays de Gex to CH v.v. at Rush hours is a nightmare. There are a total of 6 daily buses from Divonne to Nyon. Three in the morning, three in the evening. If you miss the last bus the taxi will cost you 50 to 80 francs.
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