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B Permit by Marriage=Work Permit ???

Hello All,

I got married in Switzerland about a month ago to a Swiss. I am non EU (American). We got married and filed all my paperwork right away for the B Permit. I was offered a job at a language school teaching English. I just received my employment contract in the mail. The school needs a copy of my work permit. Is this the same as my B permit? I thought the B permit was a residence permit, but I am able to work with it?? If so, how do I speed up this process so I can begin working??? Do I need to call the canton or immigration office? Have the school call? I heard the process to get the B permit can take a while and I need to begin working right away. I had a training day for the school yesterday and I need to be able to be paid for this as well. Does anyone have any information on this matter? It would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
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Re: B Permit by Marriage=Work Permit ???

Your work permit is the same as your B permit. You received a work
permit automatically because you are married to a Swiss person.

Where are you from again? I think I have seen your posts before.
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Re: B Permit by Marriage=Work Permit ???

But I can't begin my job until my employer has a copy of the work permit (B permit?)
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Re: B Permit by Marriage=Work Permit ???

Hello,

It is a long time ago since I dealt with this issue, so my information could well be out of date and I would strongly recommend that you or your partner contact the community office to ensure that you receive the correct permit.

The last I know is that the standard B permit issued to a non-EU person married to a Swiss is not a work permit, but a residence permit only. You are entitled to work by virtue of your marriage to a Swiss, but your future employer must still make the application for a work permit. In doing so, the employer needs to include a copy of your wedding cert. with the application to show that you are not subject to the usual labor market rules and you will receive the permit in due course.

As I said this information is old, so please contact the community to get the up today picture.

Good luck with that,

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Re: B Permit by Marriage=Work Permit ???

http://www.eda.admin.ch/etc/medialib...20children.pdf

Information for Aussie citizens, should be similar if not the same for all non EUs.
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Re: B Permit by Marriage=Work Permit ???

Your B permit will allow you to work. You won't likely be able to work until that's been approved. Get your employer to call the relevant authorities to see if they can't expedite things.
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Re: B Permit by Marriage=Work Permit ???

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http://www.eda.admin.ch/etc/medialib...20children.pdf

Information for Aussie citizens, should be similar if not the same for all non EUs.
OK, the last sentence of second paragraph suggests that the employer does indeed need to make the application for the work permit, although it is only a formality...
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