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Old 06.05.2021, 17:06
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Dear @NichtsBesonders, following your post on language for a C Permit. I'm an Italian/ Brazilian leaving in ZH.

I went to the Gemeinde in the village I live yesterday to consult on my C Permit and I was surprised with the reply. I don't speak German and I was informed that this would be expected as I submit my C Permit application and will be informed to the Kantonal authorities.

On this context, my questions are:
a) Can I get the C permit, in ZH even though I don't speak German, as an Italian?
b) As I understand is a "YES" for the question above, is there any risk of not getting the C Permit randomly because the authorities use any loophole not to give me the C permit on the bases I don't speak

I felt a bit intimidated by the approach and would like to know better.

Thanks.
I understood that the language requirement is for the official language of the Canton - so ZH = German, BE = French/German, TI = Italian. I'm happy to be disabused of this notion though.
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Old 06.05.2021, 18:28
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Re: C Permit Language

Permits are handled by immigrations office (Migrationsamt) and just call up ZH one or make a visit if you will.

Gemainde is just facilitating documents move but have no authority over it - they issue the paper based on immigration office and never without. Just skip the "middle man" and speak directly to immigration - they see such cases daily I'd guess.
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I understood that the language requirement is for the official language of the Canton - so ZH = German, BE = French/German, TI = Italian. I'm happy to be disabused of this notion though.
Yes, but it doesn't apply to citizens of Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Greece, and Liechtenstein, they don't have to demonstrate any language skills for a C permit after 5 years.
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Re: C Permit Language

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B permit is ending in 2 months after 10 years here, I am married to a Swiss National and own a house here, can I upgrade to C Permit without language requirements (not from one of the countries with automatic agreements), as my language skills are not to that standard yet
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B permit is ending in 2 months after 10 years here, I am married to a Swiss National and own a house here, can I upgrade to C Permit without language requirements (not from one of the countries with automatic agreements), as my language skills are not to that standard yet
As I understand it, the language requirements for upgrading from a B to a C is absolute. The only exceptions of which I know are for citizens of those countries on the list (as set out in several previous posts on this thread), and possibly also, on a case-by-case basis, for persons who are disabled in ways which mean that they cannot acquire [enough of] a new language.
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As I understand it, the language requirements for upgrading from a B to a C is absolute. The only exceptions of which I know are for citizens of those countries on the list (as set out in several previous posts on this thread), and possibly also, on a case-by-case basis, for persons who are disabled in ways which mean that they cannot acquire [enough of] a new language.
Yes it's a bit confusing as the official documents states that spouses of swiss citizens do not require language qualifications. It does not specify if that is just for a b permit or includes c permit too.

Anyone with experience of such?
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