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Geneva: English CV for permit C anticipée application?

I have almost gathered every single required doc in French including the motivational letter (I live in Geneva)

Is it OK that my CV is in English? My CV has always been in English and it is not specified on the website if it has to be in French, I hope one doc in English among all the French docs is harmless. Grateful if anyone can share their experiences. Thanks
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Old 25.06.2020, 18:09
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Re: Geneva: English CV for permit C anticipée application?

I thought you only needed a copy of your work contract to prove you're self sufficient, not a CV...
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Re: Geneva: English CV for permit C anticipée application?

It is a Genevan requirement. I would try to get it quickly translated in French to not play with fire, especially if you’re applying for a demande anticipée.
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I thought you only needed a copy of your work contract to prove you're self sufficient, not a CV...
only if that was enough for Geneva
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It is a Genevan requirement. I would try to get it quickly translated in French to not play with fire, especially if you’re applying for a demande anticipée.
I understand your logic, but why it is playing with fire if they haven't specified the language? Actually I just realize that even my work contract is in English
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Re: Geneva: English CV for permit C anticipée application?

Because as a demande anticipée you have no right to a C permit. I would leave as little as possible to chance but that’s just me. You can’t translate your work contract but this you are in control of
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I understand your logic, but why it is playing with fire if they haven't specified the language? Actually I just realize that even my work contract is in English
You live in French speaking canton, the basic assumption is that you communicate in the language of the canton as a default.

It sends a bad message if you could not be bothered to get your act together and they don't have to actual accept you....
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Re: Geneva: English CV for permit C anticipée application?

Pick up any basic sample CV from internet in French and enter your details.
They are not going to give you a job based on it
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Pick up any basic sample CV from internet in French and enter your details.
They are not going to give you a job based on it
Thanks ankurm, I am not sure what you mean by your last sentence:
Do you mean that as the CV is not for job application, I don't need to spend time to consider what to put and not to put or details, as long as it is in correct French it should be fine?
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