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Old 18.06.2009, 15:58
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Swiss Student Visa PhD research Student

Hey Guys

I have a visa appointment next week to obtain my student visa and I am very worried and the reasons are :

I have a PhD admission from Geneva University. PhD at Geneva University does not have any course and it is only research.

They sent me the acceptance letter and I enroled myself 2 motnhs after that but I did not apply for a student visa. My acceptance letter is now more than 6 months old. Do you think that would cause a problem ?
They also told me that it takes around 2 to three months to process the application do you think this would be the case or I can obtain it earlier?

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Old 20.06.2009, 17:55
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Shame no one knows! nobody here doing a phd at a swiss uni ?
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Old 20.06.2009, 18:33
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Hey Guys

I have a visa appointment next week to obtain my student visa and I am very worried and the reasons are :

I have a PhD admission from Geneva University. PhD at Geneva University does not have any course and it is only research.

They sent me the acceptance letter and I enroled myself 2 motnhs after that but I did not apply for a student visa. My acceptance letter is now more than 6 months old. Do you think that would cause a problem ?
They also told me that it takes around 2 to three months to process the application do you think this would be the case or I can obtain it earlier?

Thanks
Firstly, belated congratulations on your admission and a warm welcome to the Forum!

As for your query, I presume the university knows pertinent details about your case, such as the reason for the abnormal delay of 6 months on your part, your nationality etc, so if they have said it takes around 2-3 months I would believe them. Generally it is not within the student's purview to expedite the process.

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Shame no one knows! nobody here doing a phd at a swiss uni ?
A more effective way of eliciting information is to visit the website of your department and make contact with your prospective colleagues. Tact and politeness can work wonders.

All the best for your PhD!
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Old 24.06.2009, 15:19
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Re: Swiss Student Visa PhD research Student

Hey

Thanks very helpful answers. The problem is that I know basic french and the guy who is in cahrge of this at Uni does notknow a word of English what so ever! It is so embarassing not to know French but You know I gotta do my thesis in English. Ofcourse I will try and learn French but not possible. I can tell the embassy why I am applying late because of some very good reaosns! I hope they accept!
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Old 24.06.2009, 15:25
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I think you will have plenty of support from the consulate-general in your home country, where you need to lodge your application - and one would assume they speak English there!

Hey, at the swiss consulate-general in Sydney the staff even speak 'Strine' which is otherwise known as English with an Australian accent....
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'Strine' which is otherwise known as English with an Australian accent....
Wow, I did not know that.
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Re: Swiss Student Visa PhD research Student

Thanx for the replies. I live in England and went to the embassy today. She was really nice . she mentioned the date of the letter and asked that are they going to enrol you next semester? and in the addmission letter it was written taht my course is a 4 year course so I mentioned it to her and she said that is fine! but well I gotta wait for the main response! she also said that they will give me an answer from 6 to 8 weeks!
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Hey Guys

Hope this will be helpful to those applied for a student visa and are worried about the time of the proceeding, today is exactly 6 weeks from when I applied for a visa and I contacted them and ask if I have received it and they emailed back that yes! so it took me the minimum time!!! ofcourse it is different depending on the case but this was my case!
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Congratulations! Hope you enjoy your studies.
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