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Old 09.03.2007, 16:16
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"L" vs. "B" work permit

Hi!


I've been visiting the forums for a while and they've been a very useful source of information. Unfortunately this time I didn't manage to find the exact info I was looking for.

I'm an EU-citizen, working in Geneva for almost a year now on a permanent contract. My "L" work permit will expire next May and I was wondering what advantages I would have in changing to a "B" permit. I have looked everywhere and have been unable to find this info (unfortunately I don't speak French...).

Thanks a lot!


PS: I'm afraid I will just miss the end of the quotas for "B" permits at the end of May, and might end up getting another "L"...
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Old 09.03.2007, 16:21
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Re: "L" vs. "B" work permit

You say you looked everywhere, but did you try looking in the permit section of this forum? When I look down the list of the other threads in this section I see a few threads which address this very topic.

Or do you want your own thread for some reason?
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Re: "L" vs. "B" work permit

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I'm an EU-citizen, working in Geneva for almost a year now on a permanent contract. My "L" work permit will expire next May and I was wondering what advantages I would have in changing to a "B" permit.
I didn't think that it was possible to get an L being an EU citizen and working as a permanent?

One of the things I have come across is that its easier to setup certain contractual agreements with companies when you have a B.
As an EU citizen wouldnt you also get a 5 year B? Meaning less visits and payments for renewals.
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I didn't think that it was possible to get an L being an EU citizen and working as a permanent?
I'm an EU citizen, an "intern" and I have an 'L' permit. The reason given for not getting a 'B' was there was no more quota left. However, I understand I will get a 'B' at renewal time in August this year because of the rules change.
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Re: "L" vs. "B" work permit

For E.U. citizens, it is very normal to get a 5 Year B Permit (Depends also on your contract conditions). This is the first time, I hear that E.U (with permanent contract) also ends up with L Permits.

Sounds strange !!
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For E.U. citizens, it is very normal to get a 5 Year B Permit (Depends also on your contract conditions). This is the first time, I hear that E.U (with permanent contract) also ends up with L Permits.

Sounds strange !!
Before we get a flood of people saying "it happened to me" I'll beat them to it and say that it happens all the time. This is because there are limited numbers of B permits to give out (a so called quota system) so the authorities have no problems handing out L permits. Once the quota system is officially abolished half way through this year it will be very interesting to see what happens with respect to L permits for EU citizens.
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Before we get a flood of people saying "it happened to me" I'll beat them to it and say that it happens all the time. This is because there are limited numbers of B permits to give out (a so called quota system) so the authorities have no problems handing out L permits.
That's what I said.

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Once the quota system is officially abolished half way through this year it will be very interesting to see what happens with respect to L permits for EU citizens.
That's what I said.

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That's what I said.

That's what I said.
Sorry, somehow missed it. Must be too early in the morning.
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Re: "L" vs. "B" work permit

Thanks Mark & BeastOfBodmin !!

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