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Old 30.03.2021, 22:40
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Re: British national B permit in 2021(post brexit)

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I think we are both in very similar situations, my employer mentioned that they had success with a non-EU permit very recently actually so I took some confidence from that, in addition, the company I'm going to work for is of Swiss origin, employing over 3000, many of which are international.
If they managed to employ non-EU then they know what they're doing, I wouldn't sweat much, just wait


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I can't remember exactly where I read it, but UK B permit quota is around 3000 for the year? I assume that is for new permits and not renewals of existing also? - can anyone confirm this?
Can't recall where I've read but yes, quota is just for first time issuing.

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...0the%20cantons.

says for uk: 2,100 residence permits and 1,400 short-stay permits.

Croatia is at 250 for B and 2000 for L, so, quite the opposite

Re. job posting on the official portal, is this a specific swiss government website or does it also include platforms such as the employers website, linkedin and glassdoor?

Anyway, exciting times and my fingers are crossed for everyone![/QUOTE]
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If they managed to employ non-EU then they know what they're doing, I wouldn't sweat much, just wait




Can't recall where I've read but yes, quota is just for first time issuing.

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...0the%20cantons.

says for uk: 2,100 residence permits and 1,400 short-stay permits.

Croatia is at 250 for B and 2000 for L, so, quite the opposite

Re. job posting on the official portal, is this a specific swiss government website or does it also include platforms such as the employers website, linkedin and glassdoor?

Anyway, exciting times and my fingers are crossed for everyone!
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Thanks! The waiting is the worst part! I had been applying for jobs for over a year in Switzerland so its nice to be near the end (hopefully!)
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Re: British national B permit in 2021(post brexit)

Thanks! The waiting is the worst part! I had been applying for jobs for over a year in Switzerland so its nice to be near the end (hopefully!)[/QUOTE]

Me too - a surreal year for the job-hunt. Good luck too! Canít wait to go back to GE.

Blacky, thanks for your advice.
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your experience is not relevant but thanks for the story of the Aussie
I wasnít looking for your approval on my comment or care about your opinion, so trot on and in future refrain from replying to anything I post.
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Back in June 2013.
Offered relocation from uk to Zug.
HR had to show they had looked for a CH candidate for role.
Had a week in Zug in July to find apartment and sort out lease car.
Arrived from uk in September 2013.
Took rental agreement , contract of employment , passport, photos of myself and wife to Zug immigration office at 4pm.
In post next day at 8am a permit B for each of us.
They obviously processed my application on the spot or within hour of visit.

Worse part of experience was one person at desk and an Australian chap arguing with immigration person and holding things up.
He was moaning that having been in Switzerland for 7 years , returned to Oz for 2 years and now been back for 5 years should count as 10 years plus in Switzerland....
Could she make an exception for him ��
Thanks for your input Are you still in Zug? I've spent quite a lot of time there over the last 2 years or so.
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Re: British national B permit in 2021(post brexit)

Just checking in, sadly no material news yet! Signed contract returned 4 weeks ago, so probably 3 weeks since everything when to the authorities. I have an update meeting with my future employers next week, but it's still probably too early to expect anything!
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I wasnít looking for your approval on my comment or care about your opinion, so trot on and in future refrain from replying to anything I post.
Thanks
The point is that if you're British, your experience from 2013 is now totally irrelevant to people coming to CH in 2021 as you were an EU citizen then, subject to the EU permit process, and new arrivals are non-EU subject to the non-EU process.
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Just checking in, sadly no material news yet! Signed contract returned 4 weeks ago, so probably 3 weeks since everything when to the authorities. I have an update meeting with my future employers next week, but it's still probably too early to expect anything!
Fingers crossed for some good news!

My prospective employer only got back to me with a written contract the other day.

They asked me to submit my degree and educational certificate, a police certificate, an updated copy of my CV and a letter from my current employer to confirm I'm one of their employees. It's what the Geneva migration office required. I'm working on gathering all the necessary documents.

It looks like I'll be in Geneva by August if things go to plan but let's wait and see...
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Fingers crossed for some good news!

My prospective employer only got back to me with a written contract the other day.

They asked me to submit my degree and educational certificate, a police certificate, an updated copy of my CV and a letter from my current employer to confirm I'm one of their employees. It's what the Geneva migration office required. I'm working on gathering all the necessary documents.

It looks like I'll be in Geneva by August if things go to plan but let's wait and see...
Thanks for the update!

Meeting tomorrow with my new employers, I'll find out tomorrow if they've had news or not. My start date of May 1st is looking increasingly lofty! I think 1st of June may be more realistic...
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Re: British national B permit in 2021(post brexit)

Update time!

My employers request for the work permit has been approved at cantonal level, and is now being transferred up to SEM (migration agency) for overall approval...nearly there!

Nov 2020 - Applied for job
Jan 2021 - 1st Interview (via Zoom)
Feb 2021 - 2nd interview, informed they want me to visit site and meet face to face, this isn't happen due to Coronavirus related restrictions, quarantine etc.
Feb 2021 - 3rd and final interview, informed they will be making an offer
Mar 16th 2021 - Contract received and signed. Passport and degree certificates submitted.
Apr 29th 2021 - Permit approved at cantonal level and transferred to SEM for overall approval.
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Old 29.04.2021, 14:11
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Re: British national B permit in 2021(post brexit)

smashing news, still nothing like Ravenk's story but we like a bit of good news towards the end of the week
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Re: British national B permit in 2021(post brexit)

Good news UKPete!!

I got an update from the employer today as well. They have received 1st of 3 approval for my B permit application. The ETA for remaining approvals is 2-3 weeks..

Fingers crossed
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Thanks all, expecting further news in a week or two now, exciting times ahead!
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Re: British national B permit in 2021(post brexit)

Brilliant news. I was wondering about your situation the other day. My company have submitted my application this week. It will take about 4-6 weeks. Fingers crossed for everyone here!
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Well then! lets have another update to finish the week shall we....

Drum roll please...

B permit approved! albeit with a 12 month renewal (isn't Brexit a wonderful thing! /s).

I'm now looking at a beginning / mid-June start date.

Nov 2020 - Applied for job
Jan 2021 - 1st Interview (via Zoom)
Feb 2021 - 2nd interview, informed they want me to visit site and meet face to face, this isn't happen due to Coronavirus related restrictions, quarantine etc.
Feb 2021 - 3rd and final interview, informed they will be making an offer
Mar 16th 2021 - Contract received and signed. Passport and degree certificates submitted.
Apr 29th 2021 - Permit approved at cantonal level and transferred to SEM for overall approval.
April 30th 2021 - Permit approved at SEM, guess I better look at a start date for work!
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Congrats! SEM was very quick to approve.

Yes, B permits for non-EU's are always renewed yearly unless they're not tied to the employer.
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Congrats! SEM was very quick to approve.

Yes, B permits for non-EU's are always renewed yearly unless they're not tied to the employer.
Makes sense, my employer is listed on the approval form alongside my role title - not that it's a problem, as long as everything is ok then renewal should be straight forward.
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Wow, thatís quick. It looks like a good omen. But I donít know if the Geneva migration office is that quick comparing to your canton. Good luck and congratulations again!
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Thanks pal - this was BL
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Well then! lets have another update to finish the week shall we....

Drum roll please...

B permit approved! albeit with a 12 month renewal (isn't Brexit a wonderful thing! /s).

I'm now looking at a beginning / mid-June start date.

Nov 2020 - Applied for job
Jan 2021 - 1st Interview (via Zoom)
Feb 2021 - 2nd interview, informed they want me to visit site and meet face to face, this isn't happen due to Coronavirus related restrictions, quarantine etc.
Feb 2021 - 3rd and final interview, informed they will be making an offer
Mar 16th 2021 - Contract received and signed. Passport and degree certificates submitted.
Apr 29th 2021 - Permit approved at cantonal level and transferred to SEM for overall approval.
April 30th 2021 - Permit approved at SEM, guess I better look at a start date for work!
Congratulations 🥳. The waiting is finally over for you!!!
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