Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Permits/visas/government  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 30.01.2007, 01:09
rxb's Avatar
rxb rxb is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Zürich
Posts: 47
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
rxb has no particular reputation at present
Work/Resident/Work permit for non-EU with no job lined up?

My Sister is wanting to come out and visit me for a bit of time in Zürich. She's on a Canadian passport. Aside from the 3 month tourist visa, is there any chance of her getting a permit to stay longer, and/or to do some work without having a job lined up already? Ignore the fact for the moment that she doesn't speak any german, and doesn't have any banking/finance/insurance skills that would get her an easily placable job as an expat; What are her options for staying longer than 3 months, with possibility of some sort of income?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 30.01.2007, 10:53
English Teacher's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Engadin
Posts: 56
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
English Teacher has no particular reputation at present
Re: Work/Resident/Work permit for non-EU with no job lined up?

Hmmm... as another Canadian who did the exact same thing she is wanting to do, I'd say it's not going to work. And I'm not trying to be negative, but I've been here for almost two years, had tons of job offers, but as a Canadian they just don't give out permits to you unless you belong to a specialist field (ie: something that the Swiss specifically lack due to schooling options, etc - like Dental Hygiene etc). She can come and ago every three months, like I am doing, but after much stress and effort I think I'm finally giving up and moving somewhere else.
If she still wants more info, visit www.movetoswizterland.com, www.justlanded.com or www.workpermit.com . Good luck to her!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 30.01.2007, 11:25
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Luzern currently
Posts: 2,565
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Thanked 720 Times in 373 Posts
Richard has a reputation beyond reputeRichard has a reputation beyond reputeRichard has a reputation beyond reputeRichard has a reputation beyond reputeRichard has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Work/Resident/Work permit for non-EU with no job lined up?

Quote:
My Sister is wanting to come out and visit me for a bit of time in Zürich. She's on a Canadian passport. Aside from the 3 month tourist visa, is there any chance of her getting a permit to stay longer, and/or to do some work without having a job lined up already? Ignore the fact for the moment that she doesn't speak any german, and doesn't have any banking/finance/insurance skills that would get her an easily placable job as an expat; What are her options for staying longer than 3 months, with possibility of some sort of income?
She has indeed very little chance. What can work out is if she comes here and finds a company willing to sponsor her but that is about the lot unless she is financially self supporting in which case she can apply for a permit without much hassle. When I say financially self supporting I am talking of more than one million of liquid assets
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 30.01.2007, 11:29
English Teacher's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Engadin
Posts: 56
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
English Teacher has no particular reputation at present
Re: Work/Resident/Work permit for non-EU with no job lined up?

Yeah, true enough. A friend of mine applied for a permit with $200,000 US in the bank as support for the first few months and was denied.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 30.01.2007, 20:44
rxb's Avatar
rxb rxb is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Zürich
Posts: 47
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
rxb has no particular reputation at present
Re: Work/Resident/Work permit for non-EU with no job lined up?

Thanks for the info all - its pretty much what I guessed it would be. Well, looks like it will be a three month stay then :-)
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Changing from B to C permit nodemons Permits/visas/government 84 12.09.2016 16:23
Permit for Non-EU snowtiger Permits/visas/government 1 13.01.2007 12:41
URGENT!!! L permit changing to B permit brc Permits/visas/government 1 11.01.2007 09:04
Work Permit for the Wife of an EU citizen private_banker Permits/visas/government 9 03.01.2007 17:54
L Permit to a B permit - Unmarried UK couple telandy Permits/visas/government 3 25.10.2006 16:52


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 13:04.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0