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11th hour Permit B because Brexit

Hello everyone


I'm new to the forum and am impressed by the amount of information and advice offered generally, and on all topics! Thank you to all contributors.


I've been researching a lot on Swiss-UK ties post 31-Dec-2020, and my understanding of the last known stance is:

  1. There are no bilateral agreements between the Swiss Confederation and the UK, come 01-Jan-2021.
  2. The agreements most often discussed were to only apply in case of a hard-Brexit.
  3. The quotas for the British they've mentioned in the past were also only going to apply in case of an abrupt hard-Brexit, and there is no such provision in case of an orderly end of the "transition" period - which is the trajectory we are on today.
  4. For a UK citizen, a Permit B isn't going to be relatively straightforward (as much as it is today) come January.
Some background on why I have these questions is that I'm the founder of a small cybersecurity startup in London, and have only recently identified Zurich as a potential base for the next phase.


It would appear it's too late already, and with COVID going around, to be able to manage such an endeavour, but thought I'd ask the community here, whether I could still try. (Yes, I'm willing to and can relocate.)


Thanks in advance,
newttd
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Old 16.11.2020, 16:05
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Re: 11th hour Permit B because Brexit

Easiest route would be to legitimately marry a solvent person (Swiss / C permit holder / EU/EFTA national with a long-term Swiss permit) already living here to sponsor you.
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Re: 11th hour Permit B because Brexit

From a self employed perspective I think you've left it too late - though I also believe your research isn't accurate. There are already a number of agreements already concluded between UK & CH for a post Brexit world.

Further info:

https://www.eda.admin.ch/dea/en/home...en/brexit.html
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Re: 11th hour Permit B because Brexit

Hi, I am sorry, but you have been given pretty bad advice by the two guys in the thread. I hope this helps, you still have a few days before the current arrangements expire and there is a solution for your situation.


You need to come to Zurich and register either as self-employed or as person of independent means with the local kreisburo. You need an address, either somebody who you know in Zurich or any other area, or a short-term rental. If it's somebody you know, bring them with you to Kreisburo, if it's a short-term rental, bring the contract. Come alone, you can sort out your family later, otherwise they'll be picking around your flat size and means. If you declare yourself as self-employed you only need passport and rental contract or a friend who will agree to register you.



You DO NOT need an appointment, also, if you come without sufficient documents, they will register you temporarily anyway and give you 2-3 weeks to sort it out, provided you do this prior to 31/12/2020 you will be fine as you have exercised your rights before the agreement expired and therefore the continuity agreement applies, even if you have not yet formally received Permit B. When you register, you receive an official registration document on the same day, which proves you have exercised your rights, with it you can get a local sim card on contract and open a bank account in any major bank. At the same time, Kreisburo will make an appointment with migration to take your biometrics. Migration will contact you about documents you need for your permit, they will do this by post, but you can reply by email.



If you will follow "person of independent means" route, after you register with the Kreisburo you need to immediately obtain health insurance (compris.ch). Insurance is about 270 CHF/month and you need a local bank account (easy to open) to get it. Migration will ask for it as it's a requirement for this migration route.


My wife went through a similar process recently and it's very easy and straightforward. Personnel at Kreisburo is extremely helpful and understanding.



DM if you need any further advice.





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Hello everyone


I'm new to the forum and am impressed by the amount of information and advice offered generally, and on all topics! Thank you to all contributors.


I've been researching a lot on Swiss-UK ties post 31-Dec-2020, and my understanding of the last known stance is:

  1. There are no bilateral agreements between the Swiss Confederation and the UK, come 01-Jan-2021.
  2. The agreements most often discussed were to only apply in case of a hard-Brexit.
  3. The quotas for the British they've mentioned in the past were also only going to apply in case of an abrupt hard-Brexit, and there is no such provision in case of an orderly end of the "transition" period - which is the trajectory we are on today.
  4. For a UK citizen, a Permit B isn't going to be relatively straightforward (as much as it is today) come January.
Some background on why I have these questions is that I'm the founder of a small cybersecurity startup in London, and have only recently identified Zurich as a potential base for the next phase.


It would appear it's too late already, and with COVID going around, to be able to manage such an endeavour, but thought I'd ask the community here, whether I could still try. (Yes, I'm willing to and can relocate.)


Thanks in advance,
newttd
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