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Should I apply for a permit? (unmarried - partner w/ B-permit)

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My boyfriend moved to Switzerland on a B-Permit. For the last two months I have been living in Switzerland as a tourist but did not register at the municipality yet. Iím coming back on Monday from my home country to move in with him. I am contemplating if I should register or just resident here as a tourist while I donít have a job.

When I come back there is a possibility that I have to quarantine upon arrival so I might have to provide them with contact details.

I have been told that the extension of a L-permit can be quite hard, even as an EU-citizen. Besides that, I have also heard that it is quite hard to proof that your partner can provide financial stability. Applying for a permit would mean that if I donít find a job in 3-months I can get kicked out...

What is smartest to do? Is there an (unmarried) couple that has been in a similar situation where one of the partners had a permit and the other did not?
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Old 23.09.2020, 20:50
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Re: Should I apply for a permit? (unmarried - partner w/ B-permit)

What citizenship do you have? I would assume Shengen/EU if you're even considering this. :)
In any case, you are ONLY allowed to stay up to 90 days out of 180 without registering for a valid permit, EU or not.

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/entry-exit/29014704

Another federal source says you should register for a long stay within 14 days of entering:
https://www.eda.admin.ch/eda/en/fdfa...residence.html

If you're NOT EU, be aware that you ALSO need to apply for a long-stay visa to enter for any visit that goes over the 90 days out of 180 limit.
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Old 23.09.2020, 21:14
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Hi everyone,

My boyfriend moved to Switzerland on a B-Permit. For the last two months I have been living in Switzerland as a tourist but did not register at the municipality yet. Iím coming back on Monday from my home country to move in with him. I am contemplating if I should register or just resident here as a tourist while I donít have a job.

When I come back there is a possibility that I have to quarantine upon arrival so I might have to provide them with contact details.

I have been told that the extension of a L-permit can be quite hard, even as an EU-citizen. Besides that, I have also heard that it is quite hard to proof that your partner can provide financial stability. Applying for a permit would mean that if I donít find a job in 3-months I can get kicked out...

What is smartest to do? Is there an (unmarried) couple that has been in a similar situation where one of the partners had a permit and the other did not?
You're moving here permanently so you're not a tourist. He needs to apply for concubine permit for you (for unmarried couples). If he/you can prove a long term, committed relationship and he has the financial resources to support you then it should be okay.

Otherwise you could apply for an L job seeker permit for 3 months (doubt you can come as a tourist again for 3 months since you've only just left). If you can support yourself financially then it should be granted. Whether you could extend it is questionable - usually it's 3 months as a tourist, 3 months on the L and that's it; you'd be expected to leave the country after that if you don't have a job by then.
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Re: Should I apply for a permit? (unmarried - partner w/ B-permit)

like the people above said, you should _definitely_ register here & apply for a permit, since you'll be fined if you do stay longer here than 90 days + will then have problems with your permit in the future.
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Applying for a permit would mean that if I don’t find a job in 3-months I can get kicked out...
Not having a permit means you would stay here illegal (violation of the 90 out of 180 days tourist rule), which means you could not only be kicked out but put in jail, deported, and barred from entry for the coming years.
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Not having a permit means you would stay here illegal (violation of the 90 out of 180 days tourist rule), which means you could not only be kicked out but put in jail, deported, and barred from entry for the coming years.
Any such ban would apply not only to Switzerland, but the whole of the Schengen Area.
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Any such ban would apply not only to Switzerland, but the whole of the Schengen Area.
Not if the OP is from a Schengen country.
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