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


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:


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!



Last edited by chris_l; 16.08.2008 at 14:58. Reason: amended FMO for FOM
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