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Student B permit to ? need advice please

I am an American citizen and have been living in Ticino for just under 5 years---3 for my Bachelor's and 2 for my Master's. I will be graduating in June.

My dilemma is this: a company in Geneva has offered me a job but has said they are having difficulty attaining a permit for me.

I have had a B permit (scope of residency: student) for almost 5 years.

Any advice? I went to the office of foreigners today but they told me there was nothing they could do since the company is in another canton and the responsibility falls on the employer to ask for the permit.
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Old 20.04.2007, 16:17
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Re: Student B permit to ? need advice please

My employer did that stuff for me when I worked in Geneva and Zurich for them (I reside in Valais), but I know they had to do it 'cantonally'. Maybe you or your potential employer should check with the authorities in Geneva. Sorry...best I've got for you right now...except for to exercise a healthy dose of patience.
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Re: Student B permit to ? need advice please

If it is a big company, they should be able to get it.


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I am an American citizen and have been living in Ticino for just under 5 years---3 for my Bachelor's and 2 for my Master's. I will be graduating in June.

My dilemma is this: a company in Geneva has offered me a job but has said they are having difficulty attaining a permit for me.

I have had a B permit (scope of residency: student) for almost 5 years.

Any advice? I went to the office of foreigners today but they told me there was nothing they could do since the company is in another canton and the responsibility falls on the employer to ask for the permit.
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Re: Student B permit to ? need advice please

I am a US citizen, too and as I know, it is possible to US citizens apply for the C permit after 5 years of B permit. Why not give a try? And, still a new life in Geneva, good luck.


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