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How long must I wait for my residency permit?

Hi everyone

I have just moved to Aargau canton. About 3 weeks ago, I went to the commune to register. I am non-EU, but all paperwork filled in advance by my employer and the approval was given by both the canton and Berne. I took with me the documents, photos, etc as instructed in the letter from the canton. The woman at the desk was a bit confused, and first asked only for the Scanformular. After I showed her the letter, she took everything... It is now a few weeks and I have heard nothing. I understand that they will send me a letter when the permit is ready, but in the meantime I have received no receipt or anything, and I have a difficulty to get a credit card, mobile phone, etc. without it...

Does anyone have experience on Aargau of how long this takes? Is it normal to receive no receipt etc.? Also I was told by my employer that I have to pay 85 CHF, however, this was not collected by the woman at the commune, perhaps on pickup of the permit?

Thanks
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Old 19.10.2009, 18:07
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Does anyone have experience on Aargau of how long this takes?
Usually it takes somewhere from 4 to 6 weeks to get the permit card.

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Is it normal to receive no receipt etc.?
Well you can request a confirmation receipt stating that you have applied for the permit card from your local commune office. However you have to ask for it & pay 20 CHF for the same.

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Also I was told by my employer that I have to pay 85 CHF, however, this was not collected by the woman at the commune, perhaps on pickup of the permit?
You will receive a letter from the commune once the permit card is ready.
You will have to then pay 85 CHF( I guess its 95 CHF).
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Re: How long for actual residency card

Mine took approx. 8-9 weeks. Don't be surprised by the duration, I think the administration offices are overloaded (or they don't have enough employees).
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Re: How long must I wait for my residency permit?

Hi Everyone

I have received my permit this week, good news

Now the next question:

Currently, I am living in a company provided apartment in canton Aargau.
I would like to move ASAP to Zurich.
What must I do regarding my permit?
I have been issued a B-Permit, but on the letter with it, it states that it is valid only in the canton delivered, and all change of canton requires permission.
Should I expect this to be an issue?

Thanks very much
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Old 27.10.2009, 16:36
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Re: How long must I wait for my residency permit?

To the best of my knowledge, you can live in Zurich without problems. Zurich has an agreement with neighbouring cantons, and many of my colleagues have chosen to live in Zurich instead of Aargau. You would need to register in Zurich after you've found your apartment there, and de-register from Aargau.
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Re: How long must I wait for my residency permit?

its better to do it in advance ...when i changed cantons the new permit took 4 months. you need to deregister from aargau 1st. You can give a date one or two months in advance. Then you need to go to Zurich with the attestation that you have deregistered from aargau, get the zurich form signed by your employer and then register in zurich, giving the start date of your stay after the day u deregister from aargau. Usually zurich will retain your permit from aargau when u apply in zurich. Only thing I am not sure about is whether you can wait to deregister in aargau until zurich gives you approval.
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Re: How long must I wait for my residency permit?

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Hi everyone

I have just moved to Aargau canton. About 3 weeks ago, I went to the commune to register. I am non-EU, but all paperwork filled in advance by my employer and the approval was given by both the canton and Berne. I took with me the documents, photos, etc as instructed in the letter from the canton. The woman at the desk was a bit confused, and first asked only for the Scanformular. After I showed her the letter, she took everything... It is now a few weeks and I have heard nothing. I understand that they will send me a letter when the permit is ready, but in the meantime I have received no receipt or anything, and I have a difficulty to get a credit card, mobile phone, etc. without it...

Does anyone have experience on Aargau of how long this takes? Is it normal to receive no receipt etc.? Also I was told by my employer that I have to pay 85 CHF, however, this was not collected by the woman at the commune, perhaps on pickup of the permit?

Thanks
It is mandatory for the kriesburo to give you a slip with all the details. If you lose it, then you have to pay a fine of around 20-30 CHF

85 CHF has to be paid while picking up the permit.
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Hi Everyone

I have received my permit this week, good news

Now the next question:

Currently, I am living in a company provided apartment in canton Aargau.
I would like to move ASAP to Zurich.
What must I do regarding my permit?
I have been issued a B-Permit, but on the letter with it, it states that it is valid only in the canton delivered, and all change of canton requires permission.
Should I expect this to be an issue?


Thanks very much
Permit doesnot get impacted.
But you have to deregister from Aargau and they will give you a letter.
Go to the appropriate canton in zürich, give the letter, show your passport and B permit, pay 80 - 110 CHF depending on the canton.
That's it and you are done
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Re: How long must I wait for my residency permit?

Thanks everyone for your responses. I am glad to hear it should not be an issue! I am also glad to hear I will not go from B permit to L permit or anything like that.

I have contacted my HR and they spoke to their "specialist". Following this they drafted a letter for me to send to Migrationsamt Zurich, which I have done.
I guess that I should receive a response from them saying it is ok, and then I will go to deregister.

Have signed a lease beginning December 1st, so lets hope it works out in time!
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