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Old 09.03.2009, 21:11
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Staying as a tourist after L permit expires

My L permit expires in September and I'm wondering how possible it is for me to stay in Switzerland for an additional 3 months as an American tourist. I understand that I would not be allowed to work during this time - I just want to relax and travel before going back to the States.

Am I allowed to stay in Switzerland for the 3 months directly after the expiration of my L permit? Do I need to leave the country and re-enter from another (non-Schengen) country?

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Old 09.03.2009, 22:21
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Re: Staying as a tourist after L permit expires

I do know people who have done this without problem. I don't know the legality.
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Re: Staying as a tourist after L permit expires

I am not sure about Americans. With an EU passport, you can stay an extra 3 months as long as you continue to pay krankenkasse and prove that you have enough money to support yourself.
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Re: Staying as a tourist after L permit expires

Hi Sassy,

Could you provide some feedback about if it worked for you to stay on as a tourist once your L permit expired? I'm in EXACTLY the same boat and would really love some info.

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Re: Staying as a tourist after L permit expires

Hey, I have the same question!
I has been told that this is not allowed.
Could somebody confirm that?
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Re: Staying as a tourist after L permit expires

Hi!

i've got the same problem!

my L Permit expires on mid march, and im staying 20 days skiing

am i allowed?

(i will do it even if im not)





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