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bevjswiss 18.04.2021 13:56

Resident permit under renew, But need to URGENT travel
 
I am from Non-EU. I have got an extension for my work permit last week and I submitted my residence permit (Ausweis) to Gemeinde. It may take about a month to get the renewed cards. But due to sudden death in my family at home country, I need to travel urgently.
What are the ways to get the replacement document of the Residence Permit allowing to/fro travel?
I have not reached out to Gemeinde yet due to the Weekend. But advice from a similar experience will be appreciated.

Ace1 18.04.2021 14:06

Re: Resident permit under renew, But need to URGENT travel
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bevjswiss (Post 3297440)
I am from Non-EU. I have got an extension for my work permit last week and I submitted my residence permit (Ausweis) to Gemeinde. It may take about a month to get the renewed cards. But due to sudden death in my family at home country, I need to travel urgently.
What are the ways to get the replacement document of the Residence Permit allowing to/fro travel?
I have not reached out to Gemeinde yet due to the Weekend. But advice from a similar experience will be appreciated.

You don't actually need the card to travel, so the only time you might have an issue is on your return if a passport officer asks you about it, and they can easily check online where it will show that you have a valid permit to be here.

It's always a good idea to take and carry copies of important documents anyway, so if you have one then take it with you, but you'll be fine without it anyway.

LiquidPaper 18.04.2021 14:23

Re: Resident permit under renew, But need to URGENT travel
 
I am sorry for your loss.


At least in BS, when I had to travel but my permit was in renewal, I would get a return visa (same day issuance). If I remember correctly, the cost was about 90 Fr.

Island Monkey 18.04.2021 14:31

Re: Resident permit under renew, But need to URGENT travel
 
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Originally Posted by Ace1 (Post 3297441)
You don't actually need the card to travel, so the only time you might have an issue is on your return if a passport officer asks you about it, and they can easily check online where it will show that you have a valid permit to be here.

It's always a good idea to take and carry copies of important documents anyway, so if you have one then take it with you, but you'll be fine without it anyway.

Bad idea during covid, they'll end up not being allowed to board the plane back.

You should be able to get a document from your gemeinde, in place of the permit, to allow return travel. Call them in the morning.

evop 18.04.2021 14:38

Re: Resident permit under renew, But need to URGENT travel
 
Sorry for your loss, please accept my condolences and support.

As Ace1 had already mentioned, you don't have to have an original of your Aufenthaltstitel to enter the country, although it will certainly make the border crossing longer. Didn't try it during the current lockdown, but once used this option before.

On the other hand, your home country border crossing authority and the airlines may deny you the travel, if you can't produce a valid visa or another document to enter Switzerland. In this situation, usual solution would be to travel to some country with loose border controls and no visa requirement for your national passport holders (depending on your nationality such country would be some touristic southern country like Morocco, UAE, Turkey etc.). And then go to Switzerland from there. Definitely not Turkey now, since there are , reportedly, am enormous COVID-19 outbreak, so chances of flights cancellations are huge.

I've been myself in a similar situation (not in regard of the Aufenthaltstitel, but in regard of the death of a close relative outside of EU) in the past December. It is very sad and extremely frustrating to be away and to get these news remotely, especially after a long time of forced separating from the family. The first, the second and the later reflexes were to take the first plane and to be with my remaining relatives, since it is what we usually do and feel to do in this situation, they need us, we all need to feel community and warmth of our close ones, when losing one of us. But the later reasonable decision was not just to cancel my trip, but to put all the possible effort to prevent any real life meetings and to prevent people from coming to funerals at that time. It was a hard role, but I had to take it on myself and be that sane and reasonable person to be blamed for being hard and even soulless (not seriously, it was just an emotional and perfectly anticipated response). We had our online mourning, we will have a proper ceremony and meeting as a family later, when it will be safe and won't incur any social risks.

Although sympathetic to the cause, I would absolutely advise you against going to any COVID-19 related funerals, since those won't be considered as an emergency and will put you and your family under otherwise avoidable health risks. Your missing Aufenthaltstitel may be an excuse for anyone, who won't relate to the actual reason, which is: the pandemic is still going on, this kind of travel, as much as it is difficult to admit, is not necessary as well as any public funerals. Do not go.

araqyl 18.04.2021 16:06

Re: Resident permit under renew, But need to URGENT travel
 
At one point my old permit had expired but I had not yet been issued with the replacement.
I had no questions at all on the way out. On the way back there was no question at the point of departure or on the plane, and at the passport check in Switzerland I showed my passport, the expired permit, and a copy of the letter of approval to renew my permit. The officer at the desk checked it all, checked their computer, and let me in with no other question.

As for covid-related questions, be careful (as others have advised).

demos112 18.04.2021 16:25

Re: Resident permit under renew, But need to URGENT travel
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bevjswiss (Post 3297440)
I am from Non-EU. I have got an extension for my work permit last week and I submitted my residence permit (Ausweis) to Gemeinde. It may take about a month to get the renewed cards. But due to sudden death in my family at home country, I need to travel urgently.
What are the ways to get the replacement document of the Residence Permit allowing to/fro travel?
I have not reached out to Gemeinde yet due to the Weekend. But advice from a similar experience will be appreciated.

I would suggest to contact migration office directly.

Couple of years ago when I applied for the permit, I mentioned an upcoming trip and asked how long it would take for me to get the new one. They told me that if I didn't have it by a certain date, I could contact migration office directly and get my permit directly from them, rather than waiting for them to post.

They also take initiative in situations like these, I am sure they will be helpful.

Worst case solution would be to get a re-entry visa, about which they will also inform you if necessary.

Ch108 19.04.2021 10:03

Re: Resident permit under renew, But need to URGENT travel
 
I (non EU) faced similar situation back in 2011. My father died and my work permit was in renewal process. My travel plan included a time when my existing B permit would have expired.

Solution : Get yourself a Reentry visa. Please approach the migrationsamt in your area (for Zurich = Berninaplatz) and explain them the situation. The process is really quick. For me, I got the bad news around 14 00 am, reached Migrationsamt around 15 00, by 15 30 I had the visa, and took a flight around 21 00 on the same day.

You need the following
- photos
- They will charge something between 70 to 100 chf
- your current residence permit (they will find the rest from their system)

Good luck.


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