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Would a Ci permit (international organizations) count toward the normal C permit or nationality?
Yes on both counts.
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Old 18.03.2008, 09:32
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Is there any place where I can see the status of quotas in Basel?
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Are the quotas based on Kanton. Commune, or what? Is there a national number?
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Are the quotas based on Kanton. Commune, or what? Is there a national number?
There's a national allowance which is then split between the cantons by the federal office of migration. They reserve a number of federal tickets as buffer. And foreseeing your next question, no, it is impossible to tell how many have already been issued and how many remain.
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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

Is there usually a press release stating that this year the B permit quota is full? If so, when does that usually occur? March? We get something like that for H1-B's in the US.
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Old 18.03.2008, 09:51
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Is there usually a press release stating that this year the B permit quota is full? If so, when does that usually occur? March? We get something like that for H1-B's in the US.
No, there isn't. Also, in proportion, there are more B permits than H1B visas so if the quota fills up it is usually later in the year.
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Old 18.03.2008, 11:59
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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

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Sorry to be dissappoint you but if you spouse has a student B permit then you dont come under the new rule. If your spouse here for studies normally a Student B permit is granted. May be i am wrong in assuming that your spouse is here for studies
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mmm yes we found out today that postdoc positions are considered as education, which means he falls under the short term permit B category, with the contract being renewed every year. This is very bad news for me.

Now the big question - Is there any way a dependent spouse of someone with a short term work permit B can work?

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Old 18.03.2008, 12:02
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mmm yes we found out today that postdoc positions are considered as education, which means he falls under the short term permit B category, with the contract being renewed every year. This is very bad news for me.

Now the big question - Is there any way a dependent spouse of someone with a short term work permit B can work?

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Yes, but the only advantage you will have is being here:

1. Find a job
2. Employer applies for work permit

The issue is finding a job where the employer is willing to invest in the application.
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Old 18.03.2008, 21:17
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mmm yes we found out today that postdoc positions are considered as education, which means he falls under the short term permit B category, with the contract being renewed every year. This is very bad news for me.

Now the big question - Is there any way a dependent spouse of someone with a short term work permit B can work?

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Yes you can. But like mentioned previously the Employer needs to apply for the permit. The good news is that you dont come under Permit Quota.

And if your spouse has a short term permit you can still work without permit, but the problem is if your spouse has a B permit under study scheme.
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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

Hello
I come to know from one of my friend that, the law for B permit after merrige to swiss has been change.
It will take 10 years to receive c permit after B for asian countries.

Is is right?

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Old 23.03.2008, 14:32
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I come to know from one of my friend that, the law for B permit after merrige to swiss has been change.
It will take 10 years to receive c permit after B for asian countries.

Is is right?

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I haven't seen any specific legislation relating to asian countries so the standard rules apply as far as I know.

Of course, naturalised facilitation would kick in first anyway.
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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

first off, thanks for the info

2ndly. can anyone tell me how likely it is to get a work permit. i just called my company in geneva and they told me that some people who have wanted to transfer to geneva couldn't get a work permit. however, they were coming from america, whereas, I'm american, but have been working in germany for the past two years. think that will better my odds?? i geuss i just don't want to go there and not get a work permit and have to come back to germany!
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can anyone tell me how likely it is to get a work permit.
No-one can give you a definitive answer but your HR department probably has a good idea.

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i just called my company in geneva and they told me that some people who have wanted to transfer to geneva couldn't get a work permit. however, they were coming from america, whereas, I'm american, but have been working in germany for the past two years. think that will better my odds??
No, it makes no difference.
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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

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JSo the answer to your question is there is not a limit but if you are instigating the move and you try and do this within the first 12 months you are likely to be rejected. If you are instigating a move within the canton after 13 months you are likely to be okay and if it is to another canton then it is up to the newly sponsoring company.
Thank you Richard. I am back with some more questions. To sum up the case, I am non-EU, been here nearly 3 years (in June) on a B-permit; 2 years in Zurich and 10 months in Geneva. Currently in Geneva, and permit extension here has been granted 'for as long as my employer needs me' (got an unlimited employment contract).
Meanwhile got an offer to return and work in Zurich.
My question is whether the above quoted rule is still valid after the new Act on Aliens came in force, and if the new employer shall have to go through the permit application from scratch or can "take over" my file and intiate the transfer to Zurich?

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

hi

i am a canadian on a B permit who has resided in ch for almost 6 yrs now and gainfully employed. recently i have gotten my B permit renewal papers. a colleague said if i wish to try to get a c permit i need to add that request in the standard form in the section for comments. would that be correct, or is it necessary to attach a letter?
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Old 17.04.2008, 19:59
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And if your spouse has a short term permit you can still work without permit, but the problem is if your spouse has a B permit under study scheme.
Short term permits don't allow spouses to access freely the job market.

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i am a canadian on a B permit who has resided in ch for almost 6 yrs now and gainfully employed. recently i have gotten my B permit renewal papers. a colleague said if i wish to try to get a c permit i need to add that request in the standard form in the section for comments. would that be correct, or is it necessary to attach a letter?
I believe it's ten years for Canada. You can ask for earlier issuance from five year onwards, that however depends on your integration level and is entirely discretionary.
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Old 17.04.2008, 21:16
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Short term permits don't allow spouses to access freely the job market.
When i said sort term permit in meant project related B permit. Sorry for the confusion it caused
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B permit renewal non-EU

Hi all. Just wanted to pass along some information based on our experience renewing our B permits. We are non-EU (Canadians) and our permits were set to expire in early March. We got all of our info together and took it down to the Bern Canton office one month prior to the expiry. We waited for 2 1/2 months and still nothing, despite calls to the canton, and them reassuring us that nothing is wrong, but they couldn't tell us when we'd get the renewal.

None of this would have been a problem, except we wanted to travel to Russia in May and needed a visa. Well, no visa without the permit, as they told us at the Russian consulate. We were a little concerned, as we had already paid money in advance for this trip. So off I went to the canton office. Initially, I was told that they couldn't do anything for us, and they didn't know when they could get to the renewal. I explained that we needed the papers to get a visa, and I wouldn't budge. So after a quick consultation with a supervisor, the renewal papers were produced in a few minutes!!!

So, folks, just a bit of advice if you are waiting patiently for a renewal. Go down in person, and refuse to leave until you get what you want!! It worked wonders, and I didn't have to resort to hysterics. It was all very civilized, but I'm still mystified by what happened.
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Old 01.05.2008, 12:33
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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

Hi, My girlfriend arrived 3 weeks ago and was granted three month multiple entry visa from non EU country. She is talented sport instructor (tennis) and would like to explore opportunities for temporary/permanent employment.

I read somewhere on the forum that sports people undergo B permit category. I have been staying in Switzerland for past 4 months on B permit and after probation period I was offered the permanent position in industry.

We would like to stay here for at least one year and she is also motivated to work in her profession legally.

We have discovered that there is quite a demand for good tennis instructors. We joined the local club and judging by the performance level here it is even more favourable for her as also she was ATP ranked in the past and she posseses a good resume.

We would like to get basic information, considering the fact that she is in Switzerland on tourist visa at the moment, what would be the best way to try to get for her some type of work permit to get started.

Would you advise us to go directly to the cantonal immigration office? We stay close to Baden and the nearest as far as I am concerned is in Aarau.

We would appreciate any input in this matter
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Old 01.05.2008, 12:38
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We would like to get basic information, considering the fact that she is in Switzerland on tourist visa at the moment, what would be the best way to try to get for her some type of work permit to get started.

Would you advise us to go directly to the cantonal immigration office? We stay close to Baden and the nearest as far as I am concerned is in Aarau.

We would appreciate any input in this matter
It's all in the post at the top of this sticky, really.
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Old 03.05.2008, 14:16
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Re: Non-EU Permits - a few bullet points.

I understand the above sticky however before I will get as far as ''work permits'' are concerned can someone please clarify for us the following:

1) My girlfriend posseses 3 month multiple entry visa and she was allowed to stay in Switzerland for 30 days. In a couple of days the aforesaid 30 day stay wil expire and she will be required to get another stamp or some kind of extension from Miggration office. Since the multiple entry visa is granted for three months is that a problem (she must leave Switzerland in order to re-enter) or just simply making an appointment at miggration biuro will solve it?

2) We undergo Argau canton (live close to Baden) but the office referred to on the migration letters and website is in Aarau. It would be prefferable for us to find the office somewhere closer by if possible. Is that obvious that apparently we must go there or cannot elsewhere?

3) I got the phone number just few days ago and we went there last Friday (without prior calling) but the office has been closed during the long weekend. There are not too many days left (only 5) before the extension of stay is required.

Do you suggest us to phone them first before making another excursion and make an appointment or let try to go there again first thing in the morning (just in case of the queue). It's 30min train ride and we wouldn't wanna go at vain again. Does normally such exercise require prior appointments or the rule first come first serve applies here?
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