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can I apply for C permit, while B is still valid?

so last year I got a B permit for 5 years. Now the situation is such, that I should be eligible for a C in March, 2010. Can I apply for it?
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Old 17.12.2009, 15:23
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Re: can I apply for C permit, while B is still valid?

If you are eligible for a C then yes, apply for it now.
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Old 17.12.2009, 15:25
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Re: can I apply for C permit, while B is still valid?

Depends on your gemeinde. Adliswil for instance states that you can apply for C 3 months before B runs out, no sooner. Rules probably differ per gemeinde so ask your local friendly gemeinde lady
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Re: can I apply for C permit, while B is still valid?

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so last year I got a B permit for 5 years. Now the situation is such, that I should be eligible for a C in March, 2010. Can I apply for it?


Yes you can!
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so last year I got a B permit for 5 years. Now the situation is such, that I should be eligible for a C in March, 2010. Can I apply for it?
Yes, you can apply for C permit . We did it and now we have both permits, C permit and valid B permit(until next summer).
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Depends on your gemeinde. Adliswil for instance states that you can apply for C 3 months before B runs out, no sooner. Rules probably differ per gemeinde so ask your local friendly gemeinde lady
While I do not live in Adliswil, but Zurich city, I just did exactly this. And the paper goes straight from the Gemeinde to the Migrationsamt, which should be the same for the entire canton. They were not exactly happy about it, as they do not see a point for you doing it besides making extra effort, but I guess they must allow you to do it. The difference is that the form has a box they will check saying "foreigner insists on applying before B runs out".
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Yes, you can apply for C permit . We did it and now we have both permits, C permit and valid B permit(until next summer).
??? I think the Gemeinde got it wrong: When you apply for it, they should keep the Bs and not give them back to you. I got some Meldebestätigung, which I should now carry around till the new permit arrives.

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??? I think the Gemeinde got it wrong: When you apply for it, they should keep the Bs and not give them back to you. I got some Meldebestätigung, which I should now carry around till the new permit arrives.

Nice souvenir
Don't know if they keep it back, but in our case, they told us that since it is not known how much time C permit will take, its better we keep our (valid) B permit with us, and after we got our C permit, nobody sent us any letter for returning those B permits....so ya, souvenir
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Re: can I apply for C permit, while B is still valid?

yeah, in BE getting permits takes forever... like 4 months for Bs, and I was told even longer for Cs...
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yeah, in BE getting permits takes forever... like 4 months for Bs, and I was told even longer for Cs...
It can take upto 10 months to receive C permit so hold on to your B permit while you apply and await for C
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It can take upto 10 months to receive C permit so hold on to your B permit while you apply and await for C
It is not that I had a chance: When I applied for it at the Gemeinde, the lady there directly kept in my B and gave me a temporary print instead.

Maybe it is a difference in attitude between Zurich and Vaud
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Re: can I apply for C permit, while B is still valid?

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Maybe it is a difference in attitude between Zurich and Vaud
yeah, there's huge difference between kantons... It was much easier for me in BS than in BE...
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