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Old 27.08.2010, 14:23
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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

From what I have read on the forum spouses arriving on a family reunion visa should get the same permit as the original permit holder, and that dependents have the right to work.

I have a students B permit but my wife was handed a L permit, that too one that says "sans activite". Could anybody shed some light on why she wasnt issued a B permit as well.
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From what I have read on the forum spouses arriving on a family reunion visa should get the same permit as the original permit holder, and that dependents have the right to work.

I have a students B permit but my wife was handed a L permit, that too one that says "sans activite". Could anybody shed some light on why she wasnt issued a B permit as well.
Because student B permits are delivered for study purposes, and do not include automatic work permission - it has to be applied for separately. Hence there is no work privilege that could be extended to the spouse.
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Because student B permits are delivered for study purposes, and do not include automatic work permission - it has to be applied for separately. Hence there is no work privilege that could be extended to the spouse.
Is that the case for Phd students as well? Before I started my university sent me a copy of their letter to the canton applying for permission to work. Since then I have thought that the work permit was pretty much part of the B permit since the study is basically through a job at a university.
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Is that the case for Phd students as well? Before I started my university sent me a copy of their letter to the canton applying for permission to work. Since then I have thought that the work permit was pretty much part of the B permit since the study is basically through a job at a university.
Yes. Much like L permits delivered for specific professional purposes, PhD permits are delivered for a specific purpose only and do not open the door to the Swiss workplace and long term residency in general as an unrestricted B permit does.

Hence the dependants of student permits not receiving automatic work permission.

Every canton might interpret this slightly differently but that's the general idea of the federal legislation.
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Hence the dependants of student permits not receiving automatic work permission.
Then in case my wife applies for a job, does the employer have to demonstrate that they could not find an EU person. Does her already being resident in Switzerland count?

Before we were married, she did have an L permit for work. Does that help?
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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

Question:

I have a Type D visa and I'll be registering with the cantonal office in Geneva once I arrive to receive my residence documents.

  • Does anyone know what type of permit I will be issued?
  • How often do I have to renew this?

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Old 02.09.2010, 06:06
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Then in case my wife applies for a job, does the employer have to demonstrate that they could not find an EU person.
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Does her already being resident in Switzerland count?
Not for the process but certainly easier finding a job.

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Before we were married, she did have an L permit for work. Does that help?
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  • Does anyone know what type of permit I will be issued?
The authorities probably know.

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  • How often do I have to renew this?
Might deond on which permit but probably every 12 months.
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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

Okay, let me make sure I've got this right:

Employer extends job offer, forwards signed Work Contract for Non-EU new employee's signature.

Non-EU new employee signs Work Contract, sends back to Employer.

Employer then, with relevant information provided by Employee, applies for Work Permit

At same time, Non-EU employee -- with copy of Signed Work Contract in hand (is Xerox copy okay, or does one need original?) -- files for VISA application at their local Swiss Consulate for himself and his wife/partner/family based on Work Permit being filed in Switzerland.

(is this right? because this is where I'm finding myself confused)

Work Permit is approved (optimist here), Employer contacts Employee, Canton contacts US Consulate, Entry VISA is stamped, have 3 months to make move to Switzerland

Once employee and wife/partner/family/dogs arrive they register with Canton and apply for Residence Permit (? not sure about this step either)

Residence Permit is approved and arrives in 2 to 3 months.

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Okay, so maybe the last part is kind of silly, but do I basically have these steps in the right order?
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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

Hello everybody,

I know at this moment, it's very very difficult to get a work permit for us non EU but I wonder if a CEO of a MNC can do something to help? It's the last thing I can figure out at this moment.

Thank you very much
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Okay, let me make sure I've got this right:

Employer extends job offer, forwards signed Work Contract for Non-EU new employee's signature.

Non-EU new employee signs Work Contract, sends back to Employer.

Employer then, with relevant information provided by Employee, applies for Work Permit

Work Permit is approved (optimist here), Confederation updates applicant status in fancy IT system, Employer contacts Employee,

Non-EU employee -- with copy of Signed Work Contract in hand (is Xerox copy okay, or does one need original?) -- files for VISA application at their local Swiss Consulate for himself and his wife/partner/family based on Work Permit being approved in Switzerland.


Swiss Consulate issues entry VISA, have 3 months to make move to Switzerland

Once employee and wife/partner/family/dogs arrive they register with Canton and receive Work / Residence Permit

Work / residence Permits arrive in 2 to 3 months.

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

hi there, like i said , im new here and have a few questions. My girlfriend( a swiss national) and i want to get married. I am a non eu national( from the caribbean) and currently she is not working. if we get married in the caribbean, when we return here do i automaticall get a permit, or do we then have to apply
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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

Hello! I'm new to this forum. Though I don't have a specific inquiry regarding Swiss permits, I would still like to extend my appreciation to everyone who's investing so much time into answering questions! I think you are all wonderful, and when the time comes that I will be moving to Switzerland I know I'll have expert advice to follow. This thread is host to a plethora of information that I haven't been able to find elsewhere, thanks for creating such a comprehensive post.

Good luck to everyone applying for permits!
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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

Hi Guys,

So here's my scenario: I am currently on a B-permit and I am going to change jobs soon (November 1st) located at Neuchatel. My work permit is already approved by the authorities in Neuchatel. My current residence permit (in Zürich) will expire on January 7, 2011 and would need to renew soon. I already found and approved to rent an apartment in canton Fribourg but since I cannot move by the end of December, I need to have the apartment with me until end of January. My questions:
  • How should I inform my current canton about the job change?
  • Is it better to register sooner in Fribourg and do the renewal there instead ( meaning I would have to leave Zürich earlier)?
  • Fribourg told me to send them a request to register in their canton, a copy of the work contract, 2 passphotos and my original permit/s. Should i do this soon?

Appreciate any help on these topics.
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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

Hi everyone,

I am a non-EU and I need to apply for a Visa D prior to joining a postgraduate programme. Consequently, I have a few doubts, but I'll be so very grateful if someone could provide some inputs!

First of all, the visa application form requires filling in a probable address in Switzerland. Is it alright if I fill in my future department's address? Or should I write 'n/a'?

Secondly, I plan on arriving in Switzerland in the 1st week of February. Prior to that, in Dec and Jan, I have scheduled some other international travel, and thus I was planning on applying for the visa in early-mid October on the assumption that I would get this by Nov end- early December. Is there a specific time limit within which I should be in Switzerland after receiving the visa?

Thirdly, how long will the visa be valid? I read somewhere that this is only for 3 months. What happens after that? Will I have to renew the visa? or would possessing the residency permit suffice?

Apologies for this volley of questions! All the paperwork (present and future) is so confusing!
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Old 29.09.2010, 05:32
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Hi everyone,

I am a non-EU and I need to apply for a Visa D prior to joining a postgraduate programme. Consequently, I have a few doubts, but I'll be so very grateful if someone could provide some inputs!

First of all, the visa application form requires filling in a probable address in Switzerland. Is it alright if I fill in my future department's address? Or should I write 'n/a'?

Secondly, I plan on arriving in Switzerland in the 1st week of February. Prior to that, in Dec and Jan, I have scheduled some other international travel, and thus I was planning on applying for the visa in early-mid October on the assumption that I would get this by Nov end- early December. Is there a specific time limit within which I should be in Switzerland after receiving the visa?

Thirdly, how long will the visa be valid? I read somewhere that this is only for 3 months. What happens after that? Will I have to renew the visa? or would possessing the residency permit suffice?

Apologies for this volley of questions! All the paperwork (present and future) is so confusing!
As a graduate you should be able to use this .
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Old 29.09.2010, 06:51
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Secondly, I plan on arriving in Switzerland in the 1st week of February. Prior to that, in Dec and Jan, I have scheduled some other international travel, and thus I was planning on applying for the visa in early-mid October on the assumption that I would get this by Nov end- early December.
I would apply as soon as possible rather than waiting till October. There may be complications. For instance, in my case two weeks after applying I got a letter back from the consulate asking for some more documentation.
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I would apply as soon as possible rather than waiting till October. There may be complications. For instance, in my case two weeks after applying I got a letter back from the consulate asking for some more documentation.
Thanks Naten! I shall submit my application asap.

Since you seem to have already obtained the visa (D?), might it be possible for you to clarify whether there is a specific time limit (as opposed to the usual 3 months since the date stamp on the visa) by when I should reach Switzerland? And will the visa be valid for the entire duration of my studies or is it just a few months at a time?
Hi everyone,

I am a non-EU and I need to apply for a Visa D prior to joining a postgraduate programme. Consequently, I have a few doubts, but I'll be so very grateful if someone could provide some inputs!

First of all, the visa application form requires filling in a probable address in Switzerland. Is it alright if I fill in my future department's address? Or should I write 'n/a'?

Secondly, I plan on arriving in Switzerland in the 1st week of February. Prior to that, in Dec and Jan, I have scheduled some other international travel, and thus I was planning on applying for the visa in early-mid October on the assumption that I would get this by Nov end- early December. Is there a specific time limit within which I should be in Switzerland after receiving the visa?

Thirdly, how long will the visa be valid? I read somewhere that this is only for 3 months. What happens after that? Will I have to renew the visa? or would possessing the residency permit suffice?

Apologies for this volley of questions! All the paperwork (present and future) is so confusing!




Hi everyone,

I am a non-EU and I need to apply for a Visa D prior to joining a postgraduate programme. Consequently, I have a few doubts, but I'll be so very grateful if someone could provide some inputs!

First of all, the visa application form requires filling in a probable address in Switzerland. Is it alright if I fill in my future department's address? Or should I write 'n/a'?

Secondly, I plan on arriving in Switzerland in the 1st week of February. Prior to that, in Dec and Jan, I have scheduled some other international travel, and thus I was planning on applying for the visa in early-mid October on the assumption that I would get this by Nov end- early December. Is there a specific time limit within which I should be in Switzerland after receiving the visa?

Thirdly, how long will the visa be valid? I read somewhere that this is only for 3 months. What happens after that? Will I have to renew the visa? or would possessing the residency permit suffice?

Apologies for this volley of questions! All the paperwork (present and future) is so confusing!
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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

Puffin,

The validity of the D visa is 3 months so that you can enter Switzerland with the premise of establishing residency here. The D visa essentially provides you with a 3 month window to "officially" enter Switzerland with intent to set up residence.

Upon arrival, you will have to go to a local "town hall" or administrative building and there they will process you're residency permit, which will no doubt be valid for some version of the length of you educational programme.

As stated, the D visa is essentiallz background clearance for you to enter Switzerland with intent to take up residence.

hope this clarifies.

Also, I would get moving on the application ASAP as one never knows what additional questions they may have for you.

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I have not yet received the visa. I'm about 3 weeks into the 8 to 10 weeks the consulate in Atlanta says they take to process the application. The extra documentation they asked for might have delayed things another week or two--I have no idea. It'll get here when it gets here.
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