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Old 27.10.2008, 11:22
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Thank you for the reply.

The attorney said that the spouse can tell potential employers that she is able to work as long as I am able to. However she needs to inform the authorities, and once everything is noted, she will be able to work.

It is for the same employer, I am just switching to the Swiss branch of the company.
IF you are switching to a permanent contract for the same company it would be less of a problem. The change from L to B only happens during the renewal period in this case. Your employer needs to state the new facts about your job situation. Whether you get a B or a L does not depend on the type of job though it does influence. Sometime if you are on permenant contract you would still get an L, some of the reasons given have been "the B permit quota has run out" etc..

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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

Well, I was on a Dutch contract seconded to a project here (Hence the L permit). However, due to project needs, I am considering switching to a Swiss contract. Both contracts are permanent, just the countries are different.

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IF you are switching to a permanent contract for the same company it would be less of a problem. The change from L to B only happens during the renewal period in this case. Your employer needs to state the new facts about your job situation. Whether you get a B or a L does not depend on the type of job though it does influence. Sometime if you are on permenant contract you would still get an L, some of the reasons given have been "the B permit quota has run out" etc..

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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

I mean I am on a Dutch contract. LOL. These issues are doing my head in.

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Well, I was on a Dutch contract seconded to a project here (Hence the L permit). However, due to project needs, I am considering switching to a Swiss contract. Both contracts are permanent, just the countries are different.
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Old 28.10.2008, 13:31
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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

I am an American citizen and my husband is a swiss and also and American citizen, he was born and raised here but lived in the US for many years. We are living here in Basel now, my husband is working, does not have a permit because he does not need one.

My question is, when I receive my B permit, will it automatically allow me to work? If so, is this new since 1.1.2008?

I read the thread end to end and I feel confused from all of the different information listed in it

Please if there are any spouses that are married to a swiss citizen, please let me know your experience. I am very,very anxious to work but I want to be clear about what I can and cannot do.

Thank you in advance for any information or help that you can give.
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Old 31.10.2008, 02:43
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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

I understand I have posted this is another thread, but this one seems to be a little more active perhaps.

My question is how long does it typically take to get a non-EU work permit? I am a Canadian and will be hopefully working for Alstom in Baden. The company applied for it perhaps in the second last week of August. So its been about 10-11 weeks now that Ive been waiting.
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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

After application of my employer, mine took around 3-4 weeks.They applied for the B permit in the second week of July 2008 and I received the approval for L in the first week of August as non-EU. But, I do not know the situation for the other cantons.
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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

I searched the forum and still didn’t found the answer:
Are there different B-permits: short term and long-term?
If yes how to determine is it long or short term if I look at it?

thanks a lot in advance
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Old 14.11.2008, 11:10
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I am an American citizen and my husband is a swiss and also and American citizen, he was born and raised here but lived in the US for many years. We are living here in Basel now, my husband is working, does not have a permit because he does not need one.

My question is, when I receive my B permit, will it automatically allow me to work? If so, is this new since 1.1.2008?

I read the thread end to end and I feel confused from all of the different information listed in it

Please if there are any spouses that are married to a swiss citizen, please let me know your experience. I am very,very anxious to work but I want to be clear about what I can and cannot do.

Thank you in advance for any information or help that you can give.
The answer is yes, you are allowed to work. Dont get into the discussions about before or after 01.01.2008. FYI i am not married to a swiss, so may not be the right person you are expecting information from
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Old 14.11.2008, 11:12
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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

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I searched the forum and still didn’t found the answer:
Are there different B-permits: short term and long-term?
If yes how to determine is it long or short term if I look at it?

thanks a lot in advance

Hi Poladin,

The info is on the first page of this thread, I think the answer is that you have 3 types of be according to the site:

B PERMIT (Ausländerausweis)
LONG-TERM WORK PERMIT. SUBJECT TO QUOTA (Aufenthaltbewilligung mit Erwerbstätigkeit)
  • Economic interests
  • Employee qualifications
  • Priority for Swiss and European Union workers
  • Compliance with local employment conditions
  • Availability of quota
  • Renewable until granting of settlement C permit after 10 years (USA + Canada 5 years)
B PERMIT
ANNUAL SHORT-TERM WORK PERMIT. SUBJECT TO QUOTA (Kurzaufenthaltbewilligung)
  • Important projects
  • Career plan
  • International joint programmes
  • Sportspersons
  • Up to 3 years,even a maximum of 6 years in certain cases
RESIDENTS' B PERMIT (Aufenthaltbewilligung im Rahmen des Familiennachzugs)
LONG-TERM RESIDENCE PERMIT. NOT SUBJECT TO QUOTA
  • Permit delivered for family dependents.
  • Does not include work permission - this must be applied for separately (no quotas; indigenous priority does not apply anymore since 1.1.08)
  • Renewable
  • Possibility of conversion into C Permit
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Cheers,

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Old 20.11.2008, 13:56
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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

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Changing a job or place of work

Since the 1st of Jan. 2008 foreign nationals who hold an annual work permit (B Permit) must no longer obtain permission to change job, profession or canton and to change from employment to self-employment. Note this applies only to permits delivered for long-term contracts, not to short-duration or job-specific (i.e. project) permits. Legal base Art. 38 AuG / LEtr
It is true and that's what the law says but recently I discovered it was not the case. I have been interviewed by a company. They approved me but when they checked with the authorities it turned out that being on a non-EU B permit I can't change employer. I have to discontinue my current permit, go to my home country while the new company would apply for a new permit, wait 3-4 months for it to get approved (if it gets approved) and then go for the new job back in Switzerland. So I guess we're missing something here. Can somebody point out the legal basis for this?
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Can somebody point out the legal basis for this?

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Note this applies only to permits delivered for long-term contracts, not to short-duration or job-specific (i.e. project) permits.
There you go.
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Old 03.12.2008, 08:47
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There you go.
I'm affraid that is not the case as I am on a permanent contract.
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I'm affraid that is not the case as I am on a permanent contract.
I'm afraid a short-term permit can be delivered for a perm contract depending on how the contract is worded and how the initial application is made.
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I'm afraid a short-term permit can be delivered for a perm contract depending on how the contract is worded.
OK then the following question - is there a "short term" "B Aufenthaltsbewilligung"? Because I've got a B... it seems that there are then "privileged" and "non-privileged" or conditional permits. Correct me if I'm wrong
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OK then the following question - is there a "short term" "B Aufenthaltsbewilligung"? Because I've got a B... it seems that there are then "privileged" and "non-privileged" or conditional permits. Correct me if I'm wrong
Have you read the first post waaay at the top of this sticky thread?
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Have you read the first post waaay at the top of this sticky thread?

I have read it numerous times before posting. As a matter of fact I have read it just now again. I have a long-term contract (no time limits) and an "Aufenthaltsbewilligung" not a "Kurzaufenthaltsbewilligung" for what I care. If there is something else that I must know please point it out. Thank you in advance.
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I have read it numerous times before posting. As a matter of fact I have read it just now again. I have a long-term contract (no time limits) and an "Aufenthaltsbewilligung" not a "Kurzaufenthaltsbewilligung" for what I care. If there is something else that I must know please point it out. Thank you in advance.
What you care certainly doesn't matter much unfortunately.

A long-term contract is certainly no guarantee of having a long-term B, as (even on this forum) there have been numerous instances of people delivered either a L permit or a short term permit when quotas for long-term B permits were exhausted.

Does your permit have an expiry date on it?
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What you care certainly doesn't matter much unfortunately.

A long-term contract is certainly no guarantee of having a long-term B, as (even on this forum) there have been numerous instances of people delivered either a L permit or a short term permit when quotas for long-term B permits were exhausted.

Does your permit have an expiry date on it?
Thanks for replying - yes it does. The expiry was set to one year after issuance and it's going to expire soon. However I received the application form for "Verlangerung" and have already filed it with the local Gemeinde.
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A long-term contract is certainly no guarantee of having a long-term B, as (even on this forum) there have been numerous instances of people delivered either a L permit or a short term permit when quotas for long-term B permits were exhausted.
That is my case but looking at the bright-side, at least I'm able to work here which is a very good thing.

Cheers,

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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

C PERMIT
SETTLEMENT PERMIT

Here endeth your quest...

Implications:
  • Holders are not taxed at source anymore - regardless of income level.
  • Holders can buy residences unrestricted to a primary residence.
  • Holders can vote and be eligible on communal matters.
  • In some cantons holders can apply and be enrolled in the police force.
  • Moving and changing jobs is not subject to any authorisation whatsoever.
  • The permit can be suspended for as much as four years if the holder wishes to move temporarily abroad for education or career purposes.
  • The holder is entitled to unemployment (provided he contributed for the standard period to unemployment insurance).
  • Holders can work independently without applying for authorisation.
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I think you can suspend the permit for 2 years and not 4 as stated above...unless things changed as of January 1, 2008.
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