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Re: Work in Switzerland and Live in France for Non-EU Citizens

hey Guys! Quick update :

The company in Geneva got back to me today saying that applying for the L-Permit will probably be the better option (1 year) to start off with. They then sent me the forms and procedures.

Anyone on the forum have any experience with the L-permit?
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It's not the better option, it's the only option.

What kind of experience? It's a residence & work permit for a limited amount of time. What do you want to know?
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It's not the better option, it's the only option.

What kind of experience? It's a residence & work permit for a limited amount of time. What do you want to know?
I was told that the process will take about 2 months /8 - 10 weeks. Is this roughly what I can expect time wise or will it take even longer? Thank you for the help
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I was told that the process will take about 2 months /8 - 10 weeks. Is this roughly what I can expect time wise or will it take even longer? Thank you for the help
Aha that

Yes, that's about right. 8 weeks is about the average time it takes, even though that usually includes the time the company needs to prepare all the documents for the application, of which there are quite a few (and depending on how big the company is, this may take indeed some two weeks). If there's no feedback after 8 weeks, I'd follow up with the company (who can then follow up with the authorities), but not before. It's a lengthy, bureaucratic process that can't be expedited unless there's some really really really big reason and there usually isn't. It shouldn't take longer than 8 weeks - though that, too, happens, albeit rarely.

Please note that the application for a permit is just that - an application. It does not guarantee that your permit will be approved.
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Exactly what has been said before regarding the G permit. You are very unlikely to get one. The Swiss do not normally provide G Permits to non EU nationals. They will only provide you with a G Permit if you have Indefinite Leave to remain in France and have been living there for some time first.

I am well versed with the arbitrary nature of this. My nanny (leaving soon) have twice been refused a G Permit because she is a Madagascan national. This is despite her having a French visa and having lived in France almost 10 years.

Best go for the B-Permit
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Exactly what has been said before regarding the G permit. You are very unlikely to get one. The Swiss do not normally provide G Permits to non EU nationals. They will only provide you with a G Permit if you have Indefinite Leave to remain in France and have been living there for some time first.

I am well versed with the arbitrary nature of this. My nanny (leaving soon) have twice been refused a G Permit because she is a Madagascan national. This is despite her having a French visa and having lived in France almost 10 years.

Best go for the B-Permit
That's odd if she already lives in France with permission. Has she been in the border zone all that time? You need to have lived in the border zone for (I think) 6 months prior.

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Geneva is behind on every thing administrative. You'll be lucky if it takes two months. 3-4 is more likely. But let's keep our fingers crossed.
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That's odd if she already lives in France with permission. Has she been in the border zone all that time? You need to have lived in the border zone for (I think) 6 months prior.
Actually, it's because she's still subject to the rules that apply for all other non-EUs in Switzerland, including proof they didn't find a nanny with Swiss or EU citizenship. Needless to say this is impossible.
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Actually, it's because she's still subject to the rules that apply for all other non-EUs in Switzerland, including proof they didn't find a nanny with Swiss or EU citizenship. Needless to say this is impossible.
Ah. Right. I was thinking of the permit issue, not thinking of the job issue.
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