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Old 16.08.2008, 14:50
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work visa rejected for non-eu

Hi,

I'd like to share my story, maybe is helpful for someone.

I'm a non-EU guy (Mexican!), who applied a long time ago for a position in the IT field in a company, after passing the interviews, I finally got the offer for the job.

The company started doing the paperwork at the immigration office, but my visa request was rejected in the Canton. The reason they gave is that, Swiss and EU-citizens have the priority and the company should prove it has been looking for a while and the applicant must be skilled in the field.


So this really saddened me, the company told me they would retry once again, with more elements to justify the reason to hire a Non-EU national.

In the meantime, whilst looking for some information in the procedure, I found this link:

http://www.bfm.admin.ch/bfm/en/home/...ensablauf.html

Which detailed the process very well, and waited patiently....finally the company gave me some good news, the Canton had approved my application this time and was then forwarded to the FOM (Federal Office for Migration).


I'm actually waiting for the approval of the FOM, things seem to be going fine fortunately so far, so I'm crossing fingers the rest will go fine as well!

Cheers,

Christian

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Re: work visa rejected for non-eu

did you get a work permit yet ?

what is the time required by the FOM (Federal Office for Migration) to make a decision ?

thank you in advance
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Old 18.09.2008, 01:38
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Re: work visa rejected for non-eu

Dear Gadr,

fortunately, I got it I will be travelling soon to Zurich

It took around 1 more week I think.

Cheers!

Christian

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Re: work visa rejected for non-eu

i have similar situation like you

i am currently waiting for the FOM (Federal Office for Migration) to make decision
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Re: work visa rejected for non-eu

i have anther question

how you say that you got it , and till now you are waiting for the the FOM (Federal Office for Migration) desicion ?

does the cantone has the upper hand or what ?
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Re: work visa rejected for non-eu

Hello All,

Even in my case, After the canton forwarded it to Bern office, it took nearly a week to get the OK from FOM.

Congrats Chris ,

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i have anther question

how you say that you got it , and till now you are waiting for the the FOM (Federal Office for Migration) desicion ?

does the cantone has the upper hand or what ?

They will notify the Swiss Embassy nearest to you, the one you chose in the application form, with the order to create this entry permit which will be stamped in your passport, its actually a sticker.

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Congratulations!
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Thanks Lu and Prasanth!
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