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Old 06.02.2007, 21:57
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Girlfriend moving over (UK)

I have trawled through quite a few of the threads but I'm still unclear on the policy on this one.

I am British and have had a B permit for over a year now. When I first came over, I was on a temporary contract but am now permanent. Having done the long distance relationship thing for too long, my girlfriend, also British, wants to move over. She has an interview lined up but of course nothing is certain. From what I have read so far, when she arrives she will not be eligible for a B permit unless she finds work and will only be able to stay for an initial period of 3 months. If she wants to stay longer, she needs to ask for a 3 month extension. If she still has not found work by this point, she will need to return to the UK-have I got this right?

I have heard elsewhere that quotas for EU-B permits will be lifted in May 2007. Will this have any affect on her situation?

In practical terms how does this work. Do I need to register her arrival at the relevant office? As we will head back to the Uk about once a month, is there any point in doing this because as soon as I register her the 3 month clock starts ticking?
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Re: Girlfriend moving over (UK)

This is an interesting question that the OP has orginally made as i potentially find myself in a similar situation....

Can anyone shed any light on this?
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Re: Girlfriend moving over (UK)

This is an extract I found on http://www.lowtax.net/lowtax/html/jswlab.html. Perhaps this helps.
"Eventually, EU-citizens will have complete freedom of movement within Switzerland and Swiss citizens within EU-countries. However, there will be a fixed quota for work permits until 31 May 2007 with a maximum of 15,000 new long-term residence permits a year and 115,500 new short-term residence permits a year.
On 31 May 2007, quotas for EU citizens wishing to work in Switzerland will be suspended. As of June 2009 Switzerland will make a decision on whether or not to extend the agreement. If the response is positive, freedom of movement will be fully introduced between Switzerland and the EU as of June 2014."
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Personally, I would just wait until your girlfriend gets a job and then sort out the paperwork.
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Old 21.04.2007, 08:37
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Re: Girlfriend moving over (UK)

I'm in the same situation, my OH has a B permit and I have joined him. When I registered he confirmed he would support me, since then I have had to provide evidence of any available money I have and now he has to sign a decleration that he will support me and prove he has the funds for us both. I don't know how it will end as I have a job now and I'm still waiting on my residence permit!
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Re: Girlfriend moving over (UK)

My girlfriend joined me here in Swtzerland.
She registered and got a 6 month "L" permit.
After 6 months she got another one, but this overlapped with getting a job so had to change it (paperwork exercise).
She just had to show she had been looking for a job.

I would register here and sort out health insurance etc.

The quota system for EU citizens is removed from 1 Jun 2007.

Many people from the EU are on "L" permits despite being permanent employees because the quota for "B" permits has effectively run out.
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I'm in the same situation, my OH has a B permit and I have joined him. When I registered he confirmed he would support me, since then I have had to provide evidence of any available money I have and now he has to sign a decleration that he will support me and prove he has the funds for us both. I don't know how it will end as I have a job now and I'm still waiting on my residence permit!

Hi Pepper, we have a similar situtation and so Im interested in what youre doing - do I understand correctly that you have moved to CH with no residence or work permit just with the guarantee that your OH will support you or that you have sufficient funds for yourself? And this means you dont have to do the tourist thing and can apply for work/residence permit while living there? Is this dependent on where youre originating from? - wer both from the EU. Please keep me/us updated on what happens and hope everything works out for you
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Personally, I would just wait until your girlfriend gets a job and then sort out the paperwork.
Personally, I wouldn't.

It's illegal and gives no benefit.

No bank account, no health insurance, etc
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