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Old 22.09.2009, 22:25
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Why is it taking so long for my Permit B!?!

The most frustrating part of my day is picking up the mail every morning only to see that my B permit has still not arrived. It was the 1st thing I did when I arrived in Fribourg 4 weeks ago. 2.5 weeks ago I called the SpoMi (cantonal alien's affairs office here) and they said 'its mailed from bern, wait, it'll come'. Almost 2 weeks ago I called and they said 'oh, you need to pay the bill for the permis first (230 chf of course)'. Did that, and I still don't have it.

I'm REALLY frustrated because I can't get an apartment without the permit. The lady said 4 weeks ago that it takes 10 days. I've been frustrated by swiss beaurocratic bs for 4 months now .... never seems to end!
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Re: Why is it taking so long for my Permit B!?!

Well, I have been waiting for my new permit for a bout 3 months now...

See here:
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Old 23.09.2009, 09:28
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Re: Why is it taking so long for my Permit B!?!

yep, don't hold your breath! I used to get my 6 monthly L permit about a week before it expired again, iirc it took 3 months for our b's to get to us.

You should be able to get a form from the townhall proving you have applied for the permit and its in transit, it shouldn't effect your house hunting
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Old 23.09.2009, 09:47
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Re: Why is it taking so long for my Permit B!?!

I'm probably getting deported, I've been waiting so long for mine.

I'm good with that though. Anyone want my apartment?
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Old 23.09.2009, 09:50
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Re: Why is it taking so long for my Permit B!?!

all, put your pants back on...this has been talked about before...takes on average 3-4 months to get one...if that time passes than you can start panicking...did you get your confirmation letter that one has been issues to you? if yes than take a chill pill and enjoy CH.
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Re: Why is it taking so long for my Permit B!?!

Are you applying for it own your own or is your employer sponsoring you?

My employer sponsored me and I had my B permit in less than a week (3 days or something like it).
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Old 23.09.2009, 10:40
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Re: Why is it taking so long for my Permit B!?!

4 weeks? I took 3 months to get mine.
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Old 23.09.2009, 11:03
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Re: Why is it taking so long for my Permit B!?!

Ours took five months but we got our appartment sorted before we arrived, moved in three days after we arrived. Are you sure you need the actual permit?
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Are you applying for it own your own or is your employer sponsoring you?

My employer sponsored me and I had my B permit in less than a week (3 days or something like it).
How do you go about getting your employer to sponser you for this?

I went with my contract and a person from my company but she just said everything in French and I didn't catch any of it.
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Re: Why is it taking so long for my Permit B!?!

I just contacted the Kreisburo asking what happened to my permit (sent for renewal 3 months ago). They called the immigration office and... THEY LOST IT! Amazing.
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