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Old 18.11.2008, 07:03
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Non EU spouse residence permit

Dear friends,

I am Non EU national (Indian) working Switzerland past two years with work permit ‘B’ ( Valid till july 2010) yearly renewable

Recently I got married to Non EU Indian girl. Now I would like to take my wife along with me to Swiss.

We have produced all document requested by our employer & they processed paper work in Canton St. Gallen, in India she got a visitors visa entry to Switzerland

My clarification is

Once she comes with visitor’s visa, whether she can able to apply residence permit in Swiss for longer stay ?

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Old 18.11.2008, 08:42
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Re: Non EU spouse residence permit

Have you tried to find this type of information at:Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points. or EU Permits - A few bullet points

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Re: Non EU spouse residence permit

Hello Shiva

I am also an Indian and my wife is here in a Resident permit.As much as I understood the visa process,your wife should get her resident permit processed from India only and she cant do it after coming here in a visitors visa.More importantly,if Resident permit needs to be processed for someone,they wont be granted other kind of visas.I feel its better for you to talk about this clearly with your company's HR people or to your local kriesbureau.

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Re: Non EU spouse residence permit

Thank you for your information,

Actually my wife expenses taken care by our employer. Our HR said that she should come here & apply for her residence permit.

I have submitted to our HR in Switzerland below mentioned documents.

Marriage certificate ( orginal)

Police clearance certificate

Birth certificate

Copy of my work permit

My current address proof

My 12month salary silp

In India what type of visa she should apply to get an residence permit in Swiss?


Please let me know.


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Old 18.11.2008, 11:25
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Re: Non EU spouse residence permit

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For instance, If you are married to EU passport holder and can present a certificate to the local authorities your spouse, although being non-EU person, she can still seek for employment.
Sorry Jacek, but if he is married to an EU passport holder ... then how can his wife be a non-EU person? Hope we are not talking about polygamy and likes.

@Shiv.ckm: There are tonnes of information on EF about this specific problem. We have all had our shares of asking "this" question. The threads Jacek provided a very good basis of your queries. I would strongly suggest you to go through it, because the permit procedure for each country vary and Switzerland does have its own system in place. Nevertheless, theres not harm in trying to answer your question.

i) If on a visitor visa in Switzerland, your wife will not be able to process her residence permit herself (or through you) here. It is done by Swiss Embassy in India -> then Federal Authorities in Bern -> then Cantonal Authorities in your canton, in that order. Now, she cannot apply for any kind of VISA in India which would in future convert to a residence permit here in Switzerland. When her application for residency is through all the above mentioned hoops and you get a nod, then she will get an entry visa to Switzerland. After arriving she has to get herself registered at the local authorities (Gemeinde), and get her residence permit. That in my opinion is a bit too far in future (2-6 months).

ii) The maximum validity of visitor visa is 3 months and there is next to impossible chance of extending it. Simultaneous VISA applications are not allowed, so spouse visa application cannot be processed during the time your wife is here on a visitor visa. At least thats what the rule was till 2007.

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I am unaware of such a procedure. In my opinion, HR might have meant something else, but I stand corrected if the rules have changed since.
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Old 18.11.2008, 11:29
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Re: Non EU spouse residence permit

I suggest you contact the Swiss Embassy in India and ask them the right procedure. Should your wife come to Switzerland on a three month visa, she'll have to leave at the end of three months to return to India to get her resident permit.
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I suggest you contact the Swiss Embassy in India and ask them the right procedure. Should your wife come to Switzerland on a three month visa, she'll have to leave at the end of three months to return to India to get her resident permit.
That was very short and to the point. I wish I had your clarity.

@shiv.ckm: Ebony is 100% correct. The exact rules are best explained by Embassy. Get in touch with them.

Though we all provide you with pointers from our experiences, do not take them as hard and fast rules. Procedures are best explained by Embassy people who are up to date with all the facts.

I wish you and your wife all the best.
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Old 18.11.2008, 11:51
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Sorry Jacek, but if he is married to an EU passport holder ... then how can his wife be a non-EU person? Hope we are not talking about polygamy and likes.
She still needs to apply for the EU passport.
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If you are married to EU passport holder and can present a certificate to the local authorities your spouse, although being non-EU person, she can still seek for employment.
A spouse cannot be both EU and non-EU at the same time. Are you sure you didn't find your Ph.D diploma in a Kinder egg?
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Old 18.11.2008, 12:38
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A spouse cannot be both EU and non-EU at the same time. Are you sure you didn't find your Ph.D diploma in a Kinder egg?
What if she is married to the EU person overseas and she decides to join her spouse who got a job in EU country. Does she become automatically an EU person overseas without paper work, I don't think so?
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Re: Non EU spouse residence permit

Neither the OP nor his wife are EU citizens (read first post), so all mentions to EU passport are irrelevant in this thread.

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Dear friends,

I am Non EU national (Indian) working Switzerland past two years with work permit ‘B’ ( Valid till july 2010) yearly renewable

Recently I got married to Non EU Indian girl. Now I would like to take my wife along with me to Swiss.
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Re: Non EU spouse residence permit

Hello Shiva

You should talk to the Swiss Embasy in India as the other users suggested.She cant apply for a resident permit herself after moving here.Also multiple kind of visas cant be processed simultaneously.The supporting documents which we have submitted in Indian embassy is our original marriage certificate alone and the other things were taken care by my employer.I also want to tell the same thing again that she cant apply for the Resident permit after coming here.
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Re: Non EU spouse residence permit

Also Shiva,they told us to get our Marriage Certificate legalised by Home Ministry.So,talk to them and make sure whether that is the procedure still if incase you dont have your Marriage certificate legalised already...
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Re: Non EU spouse residence permit

Hello kalyan,

We had legally attested our marriage certificate by home affair in our state government.

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Re: Non EU spouse residence permit

Dear OP,


Just some inputs from myside. I believe this is the process followed in the canton of Zurich.


Your wife's resident permit process will include the following:
a) submittion of the required documents to the Swiss embassy in India;
b) completion of formalities in Switzerland (you may be asked to submit some documents);
c) confirmation (a document) given to your employer or you or your wife that the family reunification visa has been approved.


After this, your wife can take the confirmation document and apply for an entry visa at the Swiss embassy in India


Once she enters Switzerland, she has to register herself at the local government office within 14 days (just like you did when you entered Switzerland). She will be sent her resident permit in a few weeks time.


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