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Info about Non-EU Permit

Hi,

I am an Indian working in London (IT field). I am thinking of moving to Switzerland. I know that the employer has to apply for the permit. As I have a UK visa, it makes it easier for me to come as a visitor and attend interviews. I would really appreciate if someone can clarify my doubts!

1. From this forum, I gather that the B permit(long term) is only granted for one year and has to be renewed yearly. Is this info right?

2. If I get a job in Zurich on a B(long term) visa for one year, do I have to live in Zurich itself? And can I change job after an year? Does the company apply for the B visa renewal? Can I be without a job being in B visa (gap in between finding a new job)?

3. I am pretty much sorted regarding working in UK (visa-wise). Is it a risk to leave UK and take a B permit which has to be renewed yearly? Has there been cases where the renewal was not granted?

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Thanks in advance.

Johny.
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Old 30.08.2008, 23:13
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Hi,

1. From this forum, I gather that the B permit(long term) is only granted for one year and has to be renewed yearly. Is this info right?

2. If I get a job in Zurich on a B(long term) visa for one year, do I have to live in Zurich itself? And can I change job after an year? Does the company apply for the B visa renewal? Can I be without a job being in B visa (gap in between finding a new job)?

3. I am pretty much sorted regarding working in UK (visa-wise). Is it a risk to leave UK and take a B permit which has to be renewed yearly? Has there been cases where the renewal was not granted?

Waiting for a reply.

Thanks in advance.

Johny.
1. Right.
2. Supposedly, you can live anywhere in Switzerland. Yes, you can change jobs. Company will support/approve for the renewal. Sorry, not sure about that.
3.Normally, the B permit is renewed every year.

You could also get more info from this link:
Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.
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Hi,

I am an Indian working in London (IT field). I am thinking of moving to Switzerland. I know that the employer has to apply for the permit. As I have a UK visa, it makes it easier for me to come as a visitor and attend interviews. I would really appreciate if someone can clarify my doubts!

1. From this forum, I gather that the B permit(long term) is only granted for one year and has to be renewed yearly. Is this info right?

2. If I get a job in Zurich on a B(long term) visa for one year, do I have to live in Zurich itself? And can I change job after an year? Does the company apply for the B visa renewal? Can I be without a job being in B visa (gap in between finding a new job)?

3. I am pretty much sorted regarding working in UK (visa-wise). Is it a risk to leave UK and take a B permit which has to be renewed yearly? Has there been cases where the renewal was not granted?

Waiting for a reply.

Thanks in advance.

Johny.
You could be without a job with a B visa, no problem, but unemployment is paid only after 1 year perhaps.

If you are without a job at the end of your B permit, you will
be given notice to leave the country.
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You could be without a job with a B visa, no problem, but unemployment is paid only after 1 year perhaps.

If you are without a job at the end of your B permit, you will
be given notice to leave the country.
Thanks for the reply HollidayG. I am a bit worried as the B visa is issued only for one year and has to be renewed yearly. Is it the employer who applies for the renewal and is it sure that the visa will be extended if I have a job?

If I am moving to another company say after 1.5 years with another 6 months B visa remaining, will my new employer have to apply for permits or can I just start working and at the end of my 2nd year B visa, my employer applies for another 1 year? Is that how it works?

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Thanks for the reply HollidayG. I am a bit worried as the B visa is issued only for one year and has to be renewed yearly. Is it the employer who applies for the renewal and is it sure that the visa will be extended if I have a job?

If I am moving to another company say after 1.5 years with another 6 months B visa remaining, will my new employer have to apply for permits or can I just start working and at the end of my 2nd year B visa, my employer applies for another 1 year? Is that how it works?

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The employer will provide you the paperwork for the renewal, but
you go personally to the Community to renew it yourself. 99.9% of
the time, it will be renewed.

After 1.5 years, you will simply take paperwork from the new employer
to the Community, and they will put the name of the new company
on there. This permit, however, will only be for 6 months, and you
will have to renew at the end of the second year.

Cheers,
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The employer will provide you the paperwork for the renewal, but
you go personally to the Community to renew it yourself. 99.9% of
the time, it will be renewed.

After 1.5 years, you will simply take paperwork from the new employer
to the Community, and they will put the name of the new company
on there. This permit, however, will only be for 6 months, and you
will have to renew at the end of the second year.

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Correct except that as far as non-EU citizens are concerned it is the duty of the company to do the paperwork, not the individual.
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