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Old 08.01.2010, 21:42
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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

Hi all,

I have a situation that I don't think has been covered so far.

First, some background: my wife just started working on her PhD in Basel. For reasons that need no explaining, three years of separation is not a very appealing idea to either of us. I am therefore in the process seeking work in the Basel/Zurich area as a software developer.

Anyway, I figure it would be feasible for me to obtain a dependent residence permit without the right to work (since she is a student). So far, so good. But what would happen if I wanted to telecommute and continue working for my employer back home (a former Yugoslav country) while searching for a job in Switzerland?

Technically, since I wouldn't be working for a Swiss company, I wouldn't be potentially robbing a local of work. On the other hand, I would be earning some kind of taxable income. But if the money were deposited in my account in my home country...

I have a hunch that some authority or other would object to such an arrangement. Advice on the matter would be much appreciated. Thanks.
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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

Shorrik et al.,
You all sound very knowledgeable on Swiss visa issues. Perhaps you could shed some light on my situation. Both my wife and I are American. I have applied to graduate school in Geneve. If I am accepted, the only feasible way I could attend is if my wife obtains a work visa (she is an ESL-certified teacher). I don't anticipate myself having any issues gaining a student visa, but from what I've read, work visas for non-EU citizens are hard to come by. Would my student visa entitle my wife to a work visa? Would it at least streamline the process? If not, is there any practical chance that she could gain a work visa?
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Old 19.01.2010, 16:10
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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

Thanks everyone for the valuable information. I also have a question and would appreciate if anyone can give me some insight:

I have a GmbH that was just set up last September and I want to do some import and export business with China. My sister who is currently living in China is a seasoned executive in this area and also owns her small import/export company in China. I want her to join me here to form a family business, she will need to have the freedom to travel in and out of Switzerland.

How can I do this? Should I admit her as a buisness partner or hire her as an employee? Will she need work permit? Or is it possible to get a work permit for her?

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Old 21.01.2010, 11:26
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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

First of all thanks Shorrick Mk2 for mentioning "Since the 1st of Jan. 2008 foreign nationals who hold an annual work permit (B Permit) must no longer obtain permission to change job" in simple words
And I like to request for additional info, as I have B permit(non-EU) "Aufenthaltbewilligung mit Erwerbstätigkeit" which do not allow to change job but what if my current employer do not have project and they do not able to apply for extension of my current permit, So in any case it is possible that other employer or Angency can sponsper the extenion(in other words change of job)?



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Old 21.01.2010, 11:31
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First of all thanks Shorrick Mk2 for mentioning "Since the 1st of Jan. 2008 foreign nationals who hold an annual work permit (B Permit) must no longer obtain permission to change job" in simple words
And I like to request for additional info, as I have B permit(non-EU) "Aufenthaltbewilligung mit Erwerbstätigkeit" which do not allow to change job but what if my current employer do not have project and they do not able to apply for extension of my current permit, So in any case it is possible that other employer or Angency can sponsper the extenion(in other words change of job)?



Rivella,

Do you have an open contract or a fixed term one? I'm wondering if someone with an open contract can still get the same B permit as you did.

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Old 21.01.2010, 11:36
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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

I am not sure how to check, I have open or fixed term.
But if this fixed term means Card with expire date then yes I have a expire date and only 2 months left

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Do you have an open contract or a fixed term one? I'm wondering if someone with an open contract can still get the same B permit as you did.

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

Dear All,

Need some advise, i am an Non EU and working on L-permit since 18 months, now i have an oppurtunity to get a permanent offer from the same client who i have been working with, can any one please clarify
1. if i can change jobs on an L-permit.
2. If yes can i still stay in the country till the new company has filed my papers and get my new permitwith out the leaving the country.

Looking forward for your replies.

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Old 29.01.2010, 13:16
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Dear All,

Need some advise, i am an Non EU and working on L-permit since 18 months, now i have an oppurtunity to get a permanent offer from the same client who i have been working with, can any one please clarify
1. if i can change jobs on an L-permit.
2. If yes can i still stay in the country till the new company has filed my papers and get my new permitwith out the leaving the country.

Looking forward for your replies.

Thanks
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There is no way to change jobs on an L permit.
Only option is to leave the country, then the company can apply for a permit for you.
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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

Thanks Pickles for the qucik reply.
Does that mean i would have to de register at the Kreisburo before i leave sitzerland and come back on a new permit?
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Old 29.01.2010, 13:27
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Thanks Pickles for the qucik reply.
Does that mean i would have to de register at the Kreisburo before i leave sitzerland and come back on a new permit?
Exactly, you need to de-register , then the company here can start the process of application of a new permit.
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Old 04.02.2010, 18:04
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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

Hi

I need help for work permit related issue. Can you please suggest me a lawyer who deals with "work permit" related topics.

Would be thankful to you.

Radha
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Old 04.02.2010, 18:08
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I need help for work permit related issue. Can you please suggest me a lawyer who deals with "work permit" related topics.

Would be thankful to you.

Radha
Try this out
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Old 05.02.2010, 13:13
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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

Thanks Openid.. I couldn't find any of my interest (or maybe I don't know how to search)..I'm looking for more specific lawer, who can guide and advise me best for my current situation.

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

HI,

I have a question on my B permit as I could not find the type in the listed bullet points.

My permit is Aufenthaltsbewilligung(B). I want to know if I can change my job to any local company or should I have to take an approval form the authority or I can not do so with the current permit.

Also, I would like to know the renewal policy of this type of B permit. Is this permit renewable for unlimited times or there is any other restriction too ?

Thanks in advance for your feedback.
Reagrds,
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Old 13.02.2010, 15:18
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HI,

I have a question on my B permit as I could not find the type in the listed bullet points.

My permit is Aufenthaltsbewilligung(B). I want to know if I can change my job to any local company or should I have to take an approval form the authority or I can not do so with the current permit.

Also, I would like to know the renewal policy of this type of B permit. Is this permit renewable for unlimited times or there is any other restriction too ?

Thanks in advance for your feedback.
Reagrds,
Kashif
"Aufenthaltsbewilligung" just means "work permit" - so you have a B permit. See the first post on this thread for information on the various types of B permits.
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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

Hi all,

Thanks for all the helpful information. I've read all 17 pages, but am still not sure about the answer to my question.

I am an American citizen. I am going to start a new job in Switzerland, and my new employer is arranging a B permit. Even though I was offered the job in December, they have said the permit will not be ready until May 1 and have set that as the starting date.

I was planning on leaving the US for Europe (to travel, not work) on April 1. Is there anyway for me to avoid coming back to the US in April? From the information on this site, it seems that I need to pick up a visa at the Swiss embassy in my country of residence. Is this the case? Or can I just travel in Europe in April, enter Switzerland once my B permit has been approved, and report to the local office to file for the permit?

Thank you very much for any help you can provide.
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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

Hello,

My wife (3rd Party Country) has received her B-Permit with

Aufenthaltbewilligung Familiennachzugs mit Erwerbstätigkeit

If I understand this correctly she received her Long-term B-Permit since I am Swiss and she has the right to work?
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Hi all,

Thanks for all the helpful information. I've read all 17 pages, but am still not sure about the answer to my question.

I am an American citizen. I am going to start a new job in Switzerland, and my new employer is arranging a B permit. Even though I was offered the job in December, they have said the permit will not be ready until May 1 and have set that as the starting date.

I was planning on leaving the US for Europe (to travel, not work) on April 1. Is there anyway for me to avoid coming back to the US in April? From the information on this site, it seems that I need to pick up a visa at the Swiss embassy in my country of residence. Is this the case? Or can I just travel in Europe in April, enter Switzerland once my B permit has been approved, and report to the local office to file for the permit?

Thank you very much for any help you can provide.
You have to pick it up outside Switzerland but that could be an embassy in France or Germany.
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Old 02.03.2010, 15:33
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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

Hello ,

I am Non-EU (from Malaysia). I arrive last December in Switzerland and got a job via a job hunting company and now I am waiting for my permit. In normal cases , applying for a permit will take a long procedure.Since there is a bit problem at first application, they need to re-apply back and they just start again the application last week.

Soon will be my 3 months in Switzerland.Swiss law mention that you only allowed to stay in Swiss as tourist for 3 months and in on consecutive year for 6 month in total.

My first solution is to apply to gemeinder for extension to stay. I read this is one of the thread and while waiting for the permit but not allowed to travel out of Switzerland. May I know why they do not allowed to travel out of Swiss? What is the procedure to apply the extension to stay ? How long the extension given?

Second solution that I will travel out from Swiss/EU for few weeks and return to Swiss until I get my permit (3 months maximum) . Is this possible?


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Hello ,

I am Non-EU (from Malaysia). I arrive last December in Switzerland and got a job via a job hunting company and now I am waiting for my permit. In normal cases , applying for a permit will take a long procedure.Since there is a bit problem at first application, they need to re-apply back and they just start again the application last week.
Welcome, another fellow Malaysian.

In normal cases, you should have your permit approved (or the assurance of permit) before you enter Switzerland and start your job.
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