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Old 17.08.2021, 20:04
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Family residency question

Some advice regarding my adult daughter's possible right to live with me here in Switzerland.

My daughter was born here in 1995 to her British parents. She resided here until 2006 when she returned to the Uk with her mother and brother following our separation some years earlier (we finally managed to get divorced in 2013). She had a C permit in 2006, which was extended for a year I think, but this is history now..

I got Swiss citizenship in 2011. (my children never had it)

Of course, my daughter is no longer a child, she is 26 and after Brexit I assume she has no automatic right to come and live here. Unfortunately, she is quite ill and classed as disabled in the UK and is finding it increasingly difficult for various reasons in the UK, and has asked if she can come and live with me in CH.

So, any advice regarding my daughter's question, can she somehow legally relocate to Switzerland? Any advice?
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Old 17.08.2021, 20:13
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Re: Family residency question

This is a question for your local town hall. If you have the financial capacity to support her long-term as you say she is 'disabled' and I guess unable to work - this could be very expensive - much more expensive than supporting her in the UK....
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Re: Family residency question

I would also look at any treatments she may need. While any existing conditions can't be grounds to refuse her the basic Swiss health insurance she will not be able to get any supplemental/complimentary insurance cover so would have to pay out of pocket for anything she may need. Nor is she likely to be eligible for any help from AHV-IV.

Also what is the place you live in like for access, etc, for a disabled person? Would you need to make any changes/additions and if so do you own the property or would you need to get permission from the landlord/agency to make these? Even if you own, you may need planning permission for some changes.
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If might help if you can demonstrate that you have been supporting her, financially, up till now.
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I would also look at any treatments she may need. While any existing conditions can't be grounds to refuse her the basic Swiss health insurance she will not be able to get any supplemental/complimentary insurance cover so would have to pay out of pocket for anything she may need. Nor is she likely to be eligible for any help from AHV-IV.

Also what is the place you live in like for access, etc, for a disabled person? Would you need to make any changes/additions and if so do you own the property or would you need to get permission from the landlord/agency to make these? Even if you own, you may need planning permission for some changes.

Her disability is a neurological condition, something like a permament never-ending extreme migraine, spiking into something like an cluster headache periodically. She basically can't/doesn't do much, spends a lot of time in bed and just tries to manage the pain as best as she can with the pain relief she's allowed to have.. (the NHS has a war on certain groups of pain killers which are regularly in the press, but which some people actually need for some quality of life..)



So, it's not the "access" in the physical sense that's any issue really, just the question of her right to come and be resident here, which I guess I need to check out with the authorities of course, I just wondered if anybody had brought a relative here since brexit and what the difficulties were. (I remember 25 years of so back, somebody brough their elderly father on the condition that they were self financed).



I also somehow doubt whether she'd be regarded as disabled in the same way here, there seems to be the perception that "disabled" equates to "wheelchair" (she has a blue card in the UK, due to her very limited mobility (when she can even..) and which she has used in CH when visiting me, and has received quite some abuse from Swiss people for what they perceived as "cheating", sad really). Disabled parking places are often named as Rollstuhlparkplätze, which is somewhat discriminatory against other forms of disability. (even the official website for finding them is named this..)



She's not yet made any decision yet, it's not something you do on a whim, it involves giving up her life in the UK obviously (with all the benefits she receives) and which is not done overnight anyway.



Obviously, I need to sit down with a doctor also and discuss her condition and what her outlook would be here, and maybe discuss with somebody who has a similar condition. The grass is not always greener etc..
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