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"Border zone" for Permit G

Hi, does anyone know where I can find details about the so-called "border zone" for Permit G (cross-border commuter permit)? I looked everywhere but couldn't find anything concrete.

Is the Kanton Zug "border"? Is Zurich or Basel "border"?
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Re: "Border zone" for Permit G

Previously there was zone in the neighbouring country from which frontaliers had to reside. I can’t remember the details but that disappeared with free movement. Ask the Cantonal authorities what the criteria they use to issue G permits. It’s a Cantonal matter.
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Previously there was zone in the neighbouring country from which frontaliers had to reside. I can’t remember the details but that disappeared with free movement.
Seems not:

"Cross-border commuters are foreign nationals who are resident in a foreign border zone and are gainfully employed within the neighbouring border zone of Switzerland. The term "border zone" describes the regions with have been fixed in cross-border commuter treaties concluded between Switzerland and its neighbouring countries."

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...willigung.html

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Re: "Border zone" for Permit G

Hi!

Not sure I understood the question: do you live in a bordering country? What's your nationality?

G permit is given to Cross-border commuters who return to their main place of residence abroad at least once a week.

So you can potentially have a G permit and work in any Swiss Canton, as long as you go back to your country at least once a week.

Cross border commuters usually go back and forth every day.
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Previously there was zone in the neighbouring country from which frontaliers had to reside. I can’t remember the details but that disappeared with free movement. Ask the Cantonal authorities what the criteria they use to issue G permits. It’s a Cantonal matter.
That's only for EU citizens who have free movement. Non-EU citizens must have lived within a certain distance of the Swiss border in one of the neighbouring countries for at least 6 months (IIRC) to be eligible for a G permit.
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That's only for EU citizens who have free movement. Non-EU citizens must have lived within a certain distance of the Swiss border in one of the neighbouring countries for at least 6 months (IIRC) to be eligible for a G permit.
They must also have permanent residency in said neighbouring country to qualify.
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Re: "Border zone" for Permit G

The border region in Germany are:
The City Freiburg, the kreisfreie City Kempten (Allgäu), and the following Landkreise: Breisgau–Hochschwarzwald, Lörrach, Waldshut-Tiengen, Schwarzwald – Baar-Kreis, Tuttlingen, Konstanz, Sigmaringen, Biberach, Ravensburg, Bodenseekreis, Lindau, and Oberallgäu.

The border region in Switzerland with respect to Germany are:
BS, BL, SO, BE (Districts Laufen, Moutier, and Wangen), JU (District Delémont), AG (w/o District Muri), ZH (w/o Districts Affoltern and Horgen), SH, TG, SG, AI, AR und FL.

Can be found in Chapter 4.8.3 of the SEM Guidelines
https://www.sem.admin.ch/dam/sem/de/...aug-kap4-d.pdf
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Re: "Border zone" for Permit G

From the document to which aSwissInTheUS linked:

4.4.12 Grenzgängerinnen und Grenzgänger (Art. 25 AIG)
Die Voraussetzungen für die Beschäftigung von Grenzgängerinnen und Grenzgängern (persönlicher Geltungsbereich, Definition der Grenzzone usw.) sind in erster Linie in den Vereinbarungen mit den vier Nachbarstaaten festgelegt (vgl. Ziff. 4.8.3). Die festgelegten Grenzzonen gelten für die Erwerbstätigkeit von Drittstaatsangehörigen.

Hingegen können Personen aus sämtlichen Gebieten
  • der EU-17- und EFTA-Staaten seit 1. Juni 2007,
  • aus den EU-8-Staaten seit dem 1. Mai 2011 und
  • aus den EU-2 Staaten seit dem 1. Juni 2016
auf dem gesamten Gebiet der Schweiz als Grenzgänger erwerbstätig sein.
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4.4.12 Cross-border commuters (Art. 25 AIG)
The conditions for the employment of cross-border commuters (personal scope of application, definition of the border zone, etc.) are primarily laid out in the agreements with the four neighboring states (cf. Section 4.8.3). The defined border zones apply to the gainful employment of third-country nationals.

However, persons can work in the whole of Switzerland as cross-border commuters coming from all areas:
  • from 1st June 2007: of the EU-17 and EFTA states,
  • from 1st May 2011: of the EU-8 states, and
  • from 1st June 2016: of the EU-2 states.
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