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How can I bring my British parents to Switzerland

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I have been working in Geneva over the past 5 years. However, I want to bring over my parents to live with me. They currently visiting me as tourists on limited entry visa.
I have found details of how to apply for a permit if UK was still part of EU/EFTA.
Not been able to find more details as how to approach Swiss authorities in this case, where the country is outside the EU as is the case with the UK.
Could you help me with advice as how to go about it? And the. Handed of success?

Your wisdom is much appreciated.

Cameron
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Re: How can I bring my British parents to Switzerland

I mean the chances of success.
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Re: How can I bring my British parents to Switzerland

Are you Swiss?

Are they rich?

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I mean the chances of success.
Very small. I think it's only possible if they are financially dependant on you already.
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Re: How can I bring my British parents to Switzerland

A bit more information would likely help us help you:

1. What is your citizenship? (CH/EU, or non-EU)

(Depending on the above, some of the following may not be relevant.)

2. What type of permit do you have?

3. How old are your parents?
3a. If under 65, would they want to work in Switzerland?

4. Are they financially dependent on you?
5. Are they dependent on you for physical day to day care?
6. Do they have any other living first degree relatives other than you, in any other country?

7. Do you speak functional French?
8. Do they speak any French?
9. Do your parents have ties to Switzerland (aside from you)?

10. Do you intend for them to live with you in the same house/flat?

11. Do you, or they, or both combined, have sufficient wealth to cover their expected expenses for the rest of their lives? Can you show that your parents will not be a burden on the Swiss taxpayer?
11a. Are you, or they, UHNW?

12. If the God Of Permits were to ask, 'How will Switzerland benefit by allowing your parents to live here?', do you have a good answer? (No need to post that here, but keep this in mind.)
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Re: How can I bring my British parents to Switzerland

You have been in Switzerland before Brexit and so are treated as an EU national.

You have the right to bring ascendants (parents and grandparents) and descendants (children up to the age of 21 or older if financially dependent on you), regardless of their nationality provided you have enough space in your apartment (or you move to a bigger apartment) and can support them financially.

https://www.ch.ch/en/family-reunification-eu-efta/

Look up regroupement familial in Geneva’s OCPM website, fill in the form and submit the documents and you should get the permits relatively soon
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Re: How can I bring my British parents to Switzerland

Many thanks for your advice.
Could you send me a link to “regroupement familial in Geneva’s OCPM” you mentioned in your reply?
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Could you send me a link to “regroupement familial in Geneva’s OCPM” you mentioned in your reply?
Best
Cam
Giving you the benefit of the doubt as you seem a bit helpless:

https://www.ge.ch/demander-permis-se...membre-ue/aele
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Are you Swiss?

Are they rich?

Tom
I think you could be in a worse position being Swiss as EU nationals (inc Brits here before 2021) have rights enshrined in Switzerland-EU treaties (and the UK-CH citizens rights agreement of February 2019).
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Re: How can I bring my British parents to Switzerland

You can bring them providing they are dependent on you.

UK-CH Citizens' Rights Agreement (attached), Article 10, section 1 (e) (ii):

Article 10 Personal scope
1. Without prejudice to Parts Three and Four, this Part shall apply to the following persons:
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(e) family members of the persons referred to in sub-paragraphs (a) to (b), where they fulfil one of the following conditions:
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ii) they were directly related to a person referred to in sub-paragraphs (a) to (b) and resided outside the host State before the specified date, provided that they fall under sub-paragraphs 2(a) to (c) of Article 3(2) of Annex I to the FMOPA at the time they seek residence under this Part in order to join the person referred to in sub-paragraphs (a) to (b) of this paragraph;

and the clause referenced above in the FMOPA (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ...1%29:EN:HTML):

Article 3
Members of the family
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2. The following shall be regarded as members of the family, whatever their nationality:

(a) his spouse and their relatives in the descending line who are under the age of 21 or are dependent;
(b) his relatives in the ascending line and those of his spouse who are dependent on him;
(c) in the case of a student, his spouse and their dependent children.
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Re: How can I bring my British parents to Switzerland

But not if you have a carte de legitimisation.
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Re: How can I bring my British parents to Switzerland

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All,
I have been working in Geneva over the past 5 years. However, I want to bring over my parents to live with me. They currently visiting me as tourists on limited entry visa.
I have found details of how to apply for a permit if UK was still part of EU/EFTA.
Not been able to find more details as how to approach Swiss authorities in this case, where the country is outside the EU as is the case with the UK.
Could you help me with advice as how to go about it? And the. Handed of success?

Your wisdom is much appreciated.

Cameron
In June you posted that you were in Geneva temporarily due to a family emergency and asking if it was okay to do your UK job remotely ..... that you would be staying less than 90 days, and that you were not looking to find employment here, nor find accommodation.

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"Many thanks to you and others for the advice. I am grateful.

However, I may not have explained myself very well. I am will stay in Geneva less than 90 days. I am not seeking employment or residence in Switzerland.

While here, I need to spend 3 days to attend to a small part time university job I have in the UK. The questions I have are as follows.

1) Am allowed to attend to my part time work remotely while in Geneva on an urgent family visit?
2) How can I get a written confirmation to be on the safe side?" End quote.

Now you say you've been working here for five years and seem settled enough to want to bring your parents over. Which is it?

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