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EU citizen with American spouse - can spouse work?

Hello,

I'm a dual Austrian/American citizen, and am hoping to get a job offer in Switerland.

What would be the options for my husband? Could he look for a job, without the potential employer needing to jump through a bunch of hoops?

I would really appreciate some info from people who've done the same - pointers to previous posts that answer this question would be welcomed as well!

thanks,
Sylvia
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Re: EU citizen with American spouse - can spouse work?

Use the "search function" and call the Swiss Consulate to find out what your husband can legally do.
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Old 13.07.2010, 23:17
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Hello,

I'm a dual Austrian/American citizen, and am hoping to get a job offer in Switerland.

What would be the options for my husband? Could he look for a job, without the potential employer needing to jump through a bunch of hoops?

I would really appreciate some info from people who've done the same - pointers to previous posts that answer this question would be welcomed as well!

thanks,
Sylvia
If you are registered in Switzerland as an Austrian citizen then your non-EU spouse can work without the need to satisfy the normal employment restrictions.
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Old 14.07.2010, 03:19
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Re: EU citizen with American spouse - can spouse work?

Thanks SwissBob - that's the impression I've been getting from the searching I've done.

I actually did call around to some Swiss embassies, however I was not able to find a live person to talk to who would do anything other than point me to the swissemb.org website, which I didn't find very useful for my situation.

Any thoughts on whether this would generally be a difficult process to go through? Or is it just very straightforward and easy?

thanks,
Sylvia
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Old 14.07.2010, 07:22
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Thanks SwissBob - that's the impression I've been getting from the searching I've done.

I actually did call around to some Swiss embassies, however I was not able to find a live person to talk to who would do anything other than point me to the swissemb.org website, which I didn't find very useful for my situation.

Any thoughts on whether this would generally be a difficult process to go through? Or is it just very straightforward and easy?

thanks,
Sylvia
It is simple. Turn up at the local town hall with your Austrian passport and a copy of your employment contract. You will get a 5 year B type residence permit. Complete requisite forms for USA hubby. Hubby will probably need to make a trip to the nearest Swiss embassy outside Switzerland to pick up a visa and get it stamped on the way back in - but ask at the town hall as it may not be necessary. He will get a B permit after a few weeks.
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