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Old 24.09.2008, 18:44
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Meeting at Border France, switzerland (Non-EU)

Here is my situation is very pecular,
please help me with your ideas,
i am and my wife is from india,
and i came to swityerland on 15th of sept,
and i have applied for L permit and it will take time in getting my permit,
now my wife is in france with her business visa(C type)
so as i dont have my L permit in my hand i can't get france visa,
and as she is on business visa she can't get visa to switzerland from france, and her business visa doesn't work for to come to swtizerland.
and she need to go to india on 4 oct september,
so by that time i would like to meet her,
please help how to meet her ,
thanks in advance for your replies

GS
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Old 24.09.2008, 19:39
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Re: I would like to meet my wife please help me (Swiss/French visa)

Hi, I suggest you call the Indian Embassy in bern www.indembassybern.ch and ask them for advice.
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Old 24.09.2008, 20:33
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Hi, I suggest you call the Indian Embassy in bern www.indembassybern.ch and ask them for advice.
wrong advice. should contact the swiss or french embassy for the visa
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Old 25.09.2008, 12:15
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Meeting at Boarder France, switzerland (Non-EU)

is it possible for Non-EU from france and Non-EU from switzerland,
please give me some Boarder place where both of us can meet,
my wife is Non-EU from france and my self Non-EU from switzerland,
as we dont have chance to get the valid visa's to meet each other,
and she will be going back to india on oct'4 so i should meet her in this weekend it self, it is been long time i met her in india please help me.
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Old 25.09.2008, 12:36
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Re: Meeting at Boarder France, switzerland (Non-EU)

please help me...
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Old 25.09.2008, 12:45
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Re: Meeting at Boarder France, switzerland (Non-EU)

Many of the smaller border posts are unmanned after 7pm. I just wouldn't do anything that could jeopardize your current situation.

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Old 25.09.2008, 12:47
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Re: Meeting at Boarder France, switzerland (Non-EU)

If you dont have a valid visa for France and she doesnt have a valid visa for Switzerland, how do you plan on meeting her in a border town? Are you planning on crossing the border illegally? Have you asked the French embassy for a visa?
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Old 25.09.2008, 12:48
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Many of the smaller border posts are unmanned after 7pm.
CCTV is watching...
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Old 25.09.2008, 12:52
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Re: Meeting at Boarder France, switzerland (Non-EU)

Usually there is a gap between the two checkpoints called "nomad's land"??
That area is free zone and is not part of either country. But before meeting there, you must clarify with the authorities and make sure that's ok.
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Usually there is a gap between the two checkpoints called "nomad's land"??
That area is free zone and is not part of either country.
Wrong. Very wrong.
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Old 25.09.2008, 12:58
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Re: Meeting at Boarder France, switzerland (Non-EU)

Please dont do anything illegal because if you're caught and deported back to India, you can forget about ever getting a visa for any European country.
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Old 25.09.2008, 12:59
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Re: Meeting at Boarder France, switzerland (Non-EU)

well if you stand on the swiss side and she stands on the french side surely you can meet, talk, shake hands, kiss, hug, whatever....not ideal but...

If you really want to take a risk, they rarely check passports on the boats from Lausanne to Evian or Yvoire. However rarely is not never.
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Old 25.09.2008, 13:00
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Re: Meeting at Boarder France, switzerland (Non-EU)

i dont want to do any thing illigally but i find out with both the visa centers as of now we both can't get visa's from both embasse's,
but i am willing to meet her and she tooo.
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Old 25.09.2008, 13:01
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Usually there is a gap between the two checkpoints called "nomad's land"??
That area is free zone and is not part of either country.
Rubbish, boarders in Europe are clearly defined with no gaps between countries.
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If you really want to take a risk, they rarely check passports on the boats from Lausanne to Evian or Yvoire. However rarely is not never.
I think this forum should refrain from encouraging illegal acts.
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Old 25.09.2008, 13:07
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Re: Meeting at Border France, switzerland (Non-EU)

i didn't post for any illegal answers,
i would like to have only whic i can do legally,
hope people undestand my feelings,
but i want solution legal solution it self as i dont know every thing
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Old 25.09.2008, 13:13
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Re: Meeting at Boarder France, switzerland (Non-EU)

i even agree with you shorck i am not looking for any illegal solutions
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Old 25.09.2008, 13:18
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Re: Meeting at Border France, switzerland (Non-EU)

The only thing you can, do as other members have already suggested, is speak to the local embassy to ask them for help. I'm afraid you will get little more advice from the members of this forum than you already have as we do not have the power to grant you entry across the border.......although that would be a power I would love to have
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Re: Meeting at Border France, switzerland (Non-EU)

Dear needhelp,

I am sorry, perhaps I did not understand your sitution, but if your wife has a swiss permit I believe that she can visit you in France as a tourist, not necessarily in the border (I hope i am not wrong about this). Why don't you consult your embassy/ consulate about this situation? It is always good to know your rights. All the luck and take care.

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Old 25.09.2008, 13:21
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I'm sure if you speak with the proper authorities something can be arranged where the two of you can meet (at the very least) at a boarder crossing. Let us know how it all turns out.
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