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Old 13.06.2006, 14:39
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More permit drama: switching to new employer

OK, here are the basic facts:

* I’ve got a B-Permit, my 6th
* I am an American citizen
* I was unemployed at receiving ALK benefits when my permit was last renewed (end of April)
* My current b-permit says my employer is “Looking for work” (or something like that)
* I started my new job 1 June

So, now that I’m working again I want the “Looking for work” comment off of my B-Permit and the new company listed. (Only one thing worse than an Ausländer…an unemployed Ausländer on benefits, or so I hear.) I went to the Kreisburo thinking I’d get form similar to the yearly renewal form. They told me to turn my permit over my new employer and they’d sort everything out.

The thing is my new employer is very small. They have only once hired an Ausländer before and the administrative lady didn’t check to see if this person had a residence permit…which lead to a court appearance six months later for both the employee and the administrator. So, not only does Ms. Admin not know much about how to legally employ an Ausländer, not know how to navigate the Swiss bureaucracy, but she now thinks all Ausländers are trying to work illegally…I’m getting resistance!

Can anyone tell me….

a) what government agency is my company supposed to send my permit to?
b) do I absolutely have to do this? Or can I wait until my permit expires and just jump through the hoops then?



tia,



Stu

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Old 13.06.2006, 14:56
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Re: More permit drama: switching to new employer

sounds like your admin person needs the rocket!

I'd try getting a Bestätigung from the new employer plus a copy of the work contract and going back. I'm guessing that you also are in a Kreis where they don't want to do too much work for anyone, rather than in the boonies where it might be different?
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Re: More permit drama: switching to new employer

She's a nice person, just a bit clueless and xenophobic...that's all

I'm in Kreis 10 (Höngg/Wipkingen) and have had nothing but good experiances with them since moving there in 2003...so far.
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Re: More permit drama: switching to new employer

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sounds like your admin person needs the rocket!

I'd try getting a Bestätigung from the new employer plus a copy of the work contract and going back. I'm guessing that you also are in a Kreis where they don't want to do too much work for anyone, rather than in the boonies where it might be different?
When I upgraded my permit to a 'C', the local Fremdenamt just wanted to see a copy of the work contract. There was no interaction with my employers at all AFAIK.


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When I upgraded my permit to a 'C', the local Fremdenamt just wanted to see a copy of the work contract. There was no interaction with my employers at all AFAIK.
Yep - but this was an upgrade to a C, and you are an EU citizen (a lucky accident of birth in this case).

stuinzuri, I think once again we have a case of a clueless beamter giving you the run-around. I would tend to agree with Lob's comments. Get some papers showing that you are employed and return to the Kreisbüro. You could always tell them that your company didn't know what to do, and smile nicely and ask them who the department is that THEY would have to deal with. I'm sure once that person speaks to her supervisor she will be told the correct procedure to follow.
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Re: More permit drama: switching to new employer

Update: Friday afternoon the admin lady took my permit and said she was sending along with some sort of form to some agency. She had done some research online and has a bit more of a clue at this point.

Happy with progress...didn't ask any questions...was all smiles with her...not going to rock the boat (for now.)

More later.

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Re: More permit drama: switching to new employer

with that level of help, I'd have had her up the aisle
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Update: my company recieved a letter from the Volkswirtschaftsdirektion des Kantons Zuerich last week. It basically says I can start working, that the work permit form is working its way through the beurocracy, and that the Cantonal Immigration office has been notified.

All looks good...
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Final update...got the permit, all is good. The admin lady is still in a huff about the entire thing but i am sure she'll get over it.
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