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B permit changes due to moving cantons

I'm an EU/EEA citizen. When I first arrived in Switzerland, I had a permanent work contract and I was issued with a 5-year B (EU) permit expiring in 2023 by the canton of Geneva.

I'm now thinking about moving cantons. However, in the meantime I switched jobs and I'm currently temping with a 6 month contract.

If I move, I'll need a new permit from my new canton, from what I understand. Is it guaranteed that my new canton (Bern) will carry over the remaining time on my current permit, or could I end up with a shorter, or different type of permit - due to my current employment contract, for example?

I would appreciate it if someone in the know could point me in the right direction! Many thanks in advance!
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Re: B permit changes due to moving cantons

When I moved from SG to ZH, mine stayed the same, albeit an L permit. I'm pretty sure it will stay the same, they won't upgrade it until expires, so I don't they'll degrade it just because you got a different job.
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Re: B permit changes due to moving cantons

Moved ZH to AG.

Same duration: but they did "round up" expiry to end of the month
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Re: B permit changes due to moving cantons

Nothing is guaranteed, but when I moved from ZH to BE many years ago, they changed the expiry date a little (like GBN), otherwise there was no issue as long as I was working. (they may ask why you're moving (cantons), work is a good reason to have).

Don't lose your permit, they'll likely leave you the photo page, and send the address page later (or ask you to pick it up).

Ensure you provide your employer a copy of your new permit or you may be paying GE taxes at source for too long.
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Re: B permit changes due to moving cantons

In last 5 years I have moved to 3 different cantons (5 times). Entered the country with a permanent job and was issued B for 5 years. That job didn't last long and registered with RAV/ORP. While being on RAV/ORP I moved to a different canton (and registered with RAV/ORP there). Within few months I got a temp contract job (in a different canton) - job lasted for 2 years and then was on RAV/ORP again for 4 months and then found another temp contract (different canton again). They never changed my permit (always B with same expiry date, Federal reference number). Only thing that changed on my permit was Address page and Cantonal Reference number.
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