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How can I arrange for my parents stay with me?

Dear all,
i've a B permit. now i want to invite my parents to stay with me in Switzerland. however, i heard that only a 3-months short period visitor visa exists for this situation. and after the 3 months, my parents have to go back and stay in my homeland for 6 months and then they can apply this type of visa again. is this true?
also, some others told me that there exist a family reorgnization visa and a parents retirement visa which can help my parents stay with me. these two types of visa depend on which catoon you living. i don't know if anyone has experience to get this before in Vaud catoon?
meanwhile, two more queries
1,i would like to know if i can bring my grandmother to here by this way?
2,as a non-eu but B permit holder, how long can i get C permit? someone told me is 5 years. others say 10 years.
really appreciate any help information from you. if any official web link can be offered that would be brilliant!
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Re: how can i make my parents stay with me?

http://www.bfm.admin.ch/index.php?id=259&L=3

as a non EU national you must stay five years before you get a C permit (unless you are married to a swiss)
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Re: how can i make my parents stay with me?

Hi Lala,
thank you for your link very much!
from the link i can see that "Settled foreign nationals are foreign nationals who have been granted a settlement permit after five OR ten years' residence in Switzerland."
does this mean that after 5 years i am qualified to apply permit C but not guarantee. but after 10 years, i will be granted permit C anyway.
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Re: how can i make my parents stay with me?

for non-EU nationals it is always 10 years. Swiss policies are very non-EU friendly
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Re: how can i make my parents stay with me?

Actually we have plenty of members on this forum who are Non-EU who got their C permit after 5 years. We do however have quite a few threads that discussed the issue of the amount of time to get a C permit and various other aspects. I'd recommend searching/browsing for these threads.
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Re: how can i make my parents stay with me?

Hi Bob30 and Mark,
thank both of you so much!
i got following thread links which by your hints. they are really good for c permit issue.
C permit after 5 years
C permit after 5 years

How long did it take to get a permit
How long did it take to get a permit

German language: seems to be a official docutment.
http://www.sg.ch/home/sicherheit/ch-...zeitige_06.pdf

conclusion:
dear all my friends, it seems that as a non-eu nationals, we could apply c permit after 5 years living in Switzerland. offer language certificate is a very important thing, which can show our adaptability directly.

P.S. who can also give me some suggestion about my original question? Tons of appreciation!
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Old 27.02.2007, 15:09
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Re: how can i make my parents stay with me?

Hi Rallywang,

Thanks for taking the time to search and link the relevant threads into this one. It helps to make life easier for others who find this later.

Now onto your original question - I might be talking complete rubbish, but I think the chances of getting anything other than a holiday visa for your parents are very slim, unless your parents are very rich and want to retire here. To be honest if you've got a lot of money and want to retire there are better countries for this (in my opinion). My guess is bringing your parents in would be very hard, even if you've got yourself a Swiss passport, as a non-EU B I wouldn't like your chances.

But the best people to answer these questions would be your local authorities - have you spoken with them and asked them the same questions - what did they say?

I have a Swiss friend who recently married a Filipino girl. They were unable to bring the bride's parents out for the wedding due to the inability to get a holiday visa for them. It was quite sad, but that's the way these things go sometimes
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Re: how can i make my parents stay with me?

That's very strange. I invited my parents last year from the Philippines and all the visa people wanted to know was how much I earn. Do you know why their visa got rejected? My point is as long as your friend is not jobless (it even doesn't matter if the wife has a job also), it should be okay for the visa.

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That's very strange. I invited my parents last year from the Philippines and all the visa people wanted to know was how much I earn. Do you know why their visa got rejected? My point is as long as your friend is not jobless (it even doesn't matter if the wife has a job also), it should be okay for the visa.
I can't remember the exact details of their case, but I think it was more a question of how long it would have taken to process the visa - they would have missed the wedding by the time the red tape was cleared.
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Re: how can i make my parents stay with me?

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Dear all,
i've a B permit. now i want to invite my parents to stay with me in Switzerland. however, i heard that only a 3-months short period visitor visa exists for this situation. and after the 3 months, my parents have to go back and stay in my homeland for 6 months and then they can apply this type of visa again. is this true?
also, some others told me that there exist a family reorgnization visa and a parents retirement visa which can help my parents stay with me. these two types of visa depend on which catoon you living. i don't know if anyone has experience to get this before in Vaud catoon?
meanwhile, two more queries
1,i would like to know if i can bring my grandmother to here by this way?
2,as a non-eu but B permit holder, how long can i get C permit? someone told me is 5 years. others say 10 years.
really appreciate any help information from you. if any official web link can be offered that would be brilliant!
Hello,

Your first two questions...

1. Yes you can, however you need to be aware that there are substantial financial commitments required. Firstly, you have to demonstrate that she will be no financial burden on the Swiss state, which requires that she has income beyond SFr. 3300 per month or savings which are going to accomodate all here requirements as long as she will be staying. You further need to guarantee her ie if she does fall into times of hardship cover all her costs and debts. For this you have to show you are capable of doing this. In the end given the potential medical insurance liability this can be a lot of money...
2. With a few exceptions a C permit is not a right and you have no legal basis on which to claim it. It is granted to you in recognition of your service to Swiss society. Generally the waiting period is 10 years before you are able to appy but some countries notably USA, Canada and Australia have agreements allowing an accelerated process of only 5 years. You would need to check here to see what agreement your country has.

ALL visas with the exception of Ci and diplomatic permits have a cantonal input but that does not mean the decision is made there... There is no such thing as a family reorganisation permit or a parents retirement permit. These are grounds on which one of the standard permits can be issued. To the best of my knowledge though parents retirement does not belong to this list...
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Re: how can i make my parents stay with me?

Hi Richard,
thank you so much! your information is brilliant for me
cheers!
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Re: how can i make my parents stay with me?

I would love to know how your situation worked out, how difficult was the process? Also thanks to all the informative responses. I likewise I am trying to bring a 70 year old parent (U.S.)over on my B permit. Gathering as much info as I can before starting the process.
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Re: how can i make my parents stay with me?

haloo

I have the same question as well like you, I would like to bring my parents 65 years old, and how can I do?
Thanks to person who answer,,, but could you put to the post if you know more detail? Thx
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I have the same question as well like you, I would like to bring my parents 65 years old, and how can I do?
Thanks to person who answer,,, but could you put to the post if you know more detail? Thx
Where are you (and your parents) from?
How long would they be staying - a few days, a few weeks, permanently?
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Where are you (and your parents) from?
Indonesia, say's the poster's profile.
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Re: How can I arrange for my parents stay with me?

Legally. Which in my case involved hiring a lawyer and producing a lot of paperwork....but it worked. Again, as others have asked, where you are from and the length of stay you are requesting for your parent, play a critical role. Also, proving that your parents will in no way be a burden to the Swiss system (i.e. having enough money). Read Richard's reply below, to get an idea of how much.... his figures are quite accurate.
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Re: How can I arrange for my parents stay with me?

My parents in law came to visit in the summer; they stayed a 2 months.. they are planning to return and stay three months next time; they were told at the Swiss Embassy that they can apply for a visa to remain for six months the third time around (a reward for good behavior)$ I guess) ....

I am building a shed in the garden to hide from the in laws during their next visit .... will be installing electricity and plumbing for their third ...
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Re: How can I arrange for my parents stay with me?

Sorry to hijack the thread but I wanted to bring my mother to live with us. She has no money but she is my dependent, we are originally from Peru. I have a B permit and I am married to a EU citizen. Do you guys know where can I ask if I can bring my mom to stay with us permanently? Both me and my husband work so money should not be a problem, hopefully

Thanks!

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I would ask your husband first. If he is willing, talk to the people at the Migrationsamt for your Kanton. It seems like they should be able to give you some pretty good advice.
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Hello,

Your first two questions...

1. Yes you can, however you need to be aware that there are substantial financial commitments required. Firstly, you have to demonstrate that she will be no financial burden on the Swiss state, which requires that she has income beyond SFr. 3300 per month or savings which are going to accomodate all here requirements as long as she will be staying. You further need to guarantee her ie if she does fall into times of hardship cover all her costs and debts. For this you have to show you are capable of doing this. In the end given the potential medical insurance liability this can be a lot of money...

ALL visas with the exception of Ci and diplomatic permits have a cantonal input but that does not mean the decision is made there... There is no such thing as a family reorganisation permit or a parents retirement permit. These are grounds on which one of the standard permits can be issued. To the best of my knowledge though parents retirement does not belong to this list...
hi Richard, thanks for your info.

I called migration office but they told me...

1. for non EU B permit holder, parents can only apply for pensioner permit themselves, which means they have to have enough money... even we have enough space for them to live, and pay for their cost, the migration said, they have to pay.
in terms of gaurantee, it would be really expensive -- she did not want to tell but after being asked a few times, she said, a million. isn't it a joke, swiss pensioners or EU pensioners have a million to enjoy their retirement????

2. though, parents are alone back in home country because all the kids are in other countries, migration think parents can take care of themselves no matter how old they get...
so i stopped consultation, feeling that this is so clear.

do you or does anyone know that, for non-EU permit B holder, can apply family reunion, because parents are alone at home after we left for about 10 years?

thanks for the tips from anyone,

shelley
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