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Really confused by the regulations for a partner visa... (Swiss / Non-EU couple)

I am the Australian partner of a Swiss citizen. Up till a few months ago, we both lived and worked in the UK, until he had to move back to Switzerland for work. Needless to say, being able to see each other regularly has been very challenging at the moment. We were planning to get married later in the year anyway and looking into what our options could be after that, would be grateful for any advice:

1) Which permit exactly would the non-EU spouse of a Swiss citizen receive, and how long would it take to process?

2) Do I need to be employed in Switzerland whilst on the partner residence permit vs being a stay at home spouse?

2) I understand that the spouse residence permit would require us to live together. And obviously that would be what we want, however I am a non-German speaker and a bit worried about job prospects being limited to one canton. Would it still be acceptable to, for example,
- work one week in the UK per month and spend the remaining three weeks in Switzerland, every month, should my job allow it?
- or, work Mondays to Fridays in another canton and return to our joint home for the weekend?

3) His job may involve him moving to another EU country in the next couple of years; as his spouse would I then just be able to apply for a partner visa again in whichever EU country it is?

4) Would it make more sense to have the civil ceremony in Switzerland, or in the UK (and then registering it with the Swiss Embassy in London)?


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Re: Really confused by the regulations for a partner visa... (Swiss / Non-EU couple)

1) You'd get a B permit and it takes as long as it takes. Shouldn't be long so long as the paperwork is all in order, but covid can slow things down.

2) No

3) Yes, providing he can meet whatever the requirements are in that country.

4) Up to you, but probably quicker to do it in the UK and then get it recognised.
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Old 06.02.2021, 09:19
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Re: Really confused by the regulations for a partner visa... (Swiss / Non-EU couple)

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Up to you, but probably quicker to do it in the UK and then get it recognised.
When I got married in the US to my Swiss wife, it took 6 months to get it recognized here.

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1) You'd get a B permit and it takes as long as it takes. Shouldn't be long so long as the paperwork is all in order, but covid can slow things down.

2) No

2) Yes.

3) Yes, providing he can meet whatever the requirements are in that country.

4) Up to you, but probably quicker to do it in the UK and then get it recognised.
Fixed. As there are two 2).
For 3) The requirements are laid out in the FMOP agreement between the EU and Switzerland. The other country has not much to say.
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