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Re: British national B permit in 2021(post brexit)

No real progress so far. My employers and I are still waiting to hear from the Geneva authorities since the end of April. They asked me to delay my starting date for another month to give everyone more time to organise logistics. A bit gutted but a delay is better than an outright rejection, non?!
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Finally! After 14 weeks of waiting, the Geneva authorities have approved my work permit application. My application is on its way to the SEM in Berne for final checks. It should be fine. Fingers crossed for the final approval!
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Old 06.08.2021, 14:53
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Congrats! Let's hope the second stage goes quickly.
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Re: British national B permit in 2021(post brexit)

Finally, my work permit has been approved after months of waiting and stress! The Geneva cantonal authorities have issued me a B permit (non-EU), tied to my new employer and the canton.

One thing Iíve learnt is that Genevaís system is different compared to other cantons. Iím sharing it so others and future applicants might find it helpful.

LíOCRIT, the cantonal employment authority, scrutinise my application. Theyíre the main authorising body for recommending work permits for non-EU citizens. You need a ridiculously amount of patience for that part. Then they forwarded the application to líOCPM for final checks (which takes around two weeks) before issuing me a B permit. Surprisingly, no SEM/federal checks needed. Geneva has given me a form of travel pass (líassurance díautorisation de sťjour) instead of going to the Swiss embassy for a visa D or entry permit.

Itís a bit different compared to my last stint in Geneva. The last time was straightforward, but Brexit changes things.

Iím so chuffed! I canít wait to have a cold pint of Cardinal next to the lake later this October! This forum is pretty useful. So thanks for your tips.
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