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Moving to Switzerland (Non-EU) with boyfriend (EU) holding permanent resident permit

Hi All,

I have been searching the threads but could not find an applicable situation.
I'm from the US currently living in Sweden with a permanent resident visa.
My boyfriend (Swedish citizen) has got a job in Switzerland and has already been issued a "B" visa.

I of course want to join him and would like to know what options are available.
I understand I can visit Switzerland for up to 3 months since I hold a Schengen visa as part of my Swedish residence permit. However, how to I proceed if I want to live in Switzerland for a longer period?

I know that technically there is no way of checking if I stay longer than 3 months since there is no borders within Schengen but I would like to proceed in the proper way eg. permit, insurance, possibility to work etc.

We have been together for more than 6 years but do not have any current plans for marriage.

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I have been searching the threads but could not find an applicable situation.
Fancy that - I think your answer is easily found in this sticky thread.
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Hi All,

I have been searching the threads but could not find an applicable situation.
I'm from the US currently living in Sweden with a permanent resident visa.
My boyfriend (Swedish citizen) has got a job in Switzerland and has already been issued a "B" visa.

I of course want to join him and would like to know what options are available.
I understand I can visit Switzerland for up to 3 months since I hold a Schengen visa as part of my Swedish residence permit. However, how to I proceed if I want to live in Switzerland for a longer period?

I know that technically there is no way of checking if I stay longer than 3 months since there is no borders within Schengen but I would like to proceed in the proper way eg. permit, insurance, possibility to work etc.

We have been together for more than 6 years but do not have any current plans for marriage.

Best Regards

Linda
Hi Linda, Is it possible for you to get a Swedish passport? It would
allow you automatic work permit, if you were to get a job offer. It
would also allow you to come and look for a job in Switzerland.
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Hi Linda, Is it possible for you to get a Swedish passport? It would
allow you automatic work permit, if you were to get a job offer. It
would also allow you to come and look for a job in Switzerland.
Hi, unfortunately I'm unable to get a Swedish citizenship since I have not been living in the country long enough.

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Fancy that - I think your answer is easily found in this sticky thread.
I have looked at this thread but please note I'm not a Swedish citizen, only Swedish resident so I'm not sure which rules applies to me.

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If this is the case then I think you will be seen as an American and there aren't any fancy loopholes. Tie the knot or be a tourist for 3 months.
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I have looked at this thread but please note I'm not a Swedish citizen, only Swedish resident so I'm not sure which rules applies to me.

Thanks

Linda
The rules that say that a EU citizen is allowed to bring his/her spouse or significant other (as long as the relationship can be documented as a steady one) regardless of nationality without any further requirements?
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I have looked at this thread but please note I'm not a Swedish citizen, only Swedish resident so I'm not sure which rules applies to me.

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Linda
If you are close to reaching the date for citizenship, stay in
Sweden and do the commuting thing.
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The rules that say that a EU citizen is allowed to bring his/her spouse or significant other (as long as the relationship can be documented as a steady one) regardless of nationality without any further requirements?
Thanks, but please note that I'm a permanent resident in Sweden, not citizen.
So I would assume the rules you mention doesn't apply to me?
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Fancy that - I think your answer is easily found in this sticky thread.
Why do you have to be so condensending in your reply? At least the OP took the time to use the much touted search function. Unfortunately she didn't see or perhaps understand what she saw and was asking a clarifying question. If you find it so annoying to answer posts like this, don't, you're not compelled to. This is supposed to be a helpful forum and yes, there are many posters who don't want to take the time to search and sift through the forum for answers to their questions, but this wasn't the case.
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Why do you have to be so condensending in your reply? At least the OP took the time to use the much touted search function. Unfortunately she didn't see or perhaps understand what she saw and was asking a clarifying question. If you find it so annoying to answer posts like this, don't, you're not compelled to. This is supposed to be a helpful forum and yes, there are many posters who don't want to take the time to search and sift through the forum for answers to their questions, but this wasn't the case.
Thank you for your useful reply to the OP's question.
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Thanks, but please note that I'm a permanent resident in Sweden, not citizen.
So I would assume the rules you mention doesn't apply to me?

Once again. An EU citizen can bring his/her spouse (or significant other) to Switzerland regardless of the spouse (or significant other) nationality.



Your boyfriend is EU. He can therefore bring you with him on the strength of his B permit.

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The rules that say that a EU citizen is allowed to bring his/her spouse or significant other (as long as the relationship can be documented as a steady one) regardless of nationality without any further requirements?

Hi Shorrick and US Expat from Sweden,

I am exactly in the same situation only that I am Australian and have been living in Vienna, and my boyfriend lives and works in Switzerland.
I would like to know what is the name of this visa you speak of that would allow my EU boyfriend to bring me in Switzerland.

I would immensely appreciate it if you could provide me with as much information about this visa as possible.
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Hi Shorrick and US Expat from Sweden,

I am exactly in the same situation only that I am Australian and have been living in Vienna, and my boyfriend lives and works in Switzerland.
I would like to know what is the name of this visa you speak of that would allow my EU boyfriend to bring me in Switzerland.

I would immensely appreciate it if you could provide me with as much information about this visa as possible.
The Swiss do not consider boyfriend-girlfriend the same as a marriage. The permit you'd be interested in is called a concubine permit (no joke). Not all cantons have them. Medea will be along shortly with some links, I am sure.

Please note - in Switzerland a visa is only used for entry purposes. You would need the D-visa, which says you're entering the country and planning to stay for more than 90 days. After you are registered, you receive a residence permit. Assuming your boyfriend has a B permit and assuming you approved, you would also receive a B permit.
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As said not all cantons seem to offer the concubine permit. As far as I know only Vaud, Neuchatel, Aargau and Zurich have been mentioned here on the forum. Here's Vaud canton's info:

http://www.vd.ch/themes/vie-privee/p...s-du-concubin/

The main criteria is that your bf will have to be financially responsible for you for 5 years.
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The Swiss do not consider boyfriend-girlfriend the same as a marriage. The permit you'd be interested in is called a concubine permit (no joke). Not all cantons have them. Medea will be along shortly with some links, I am sure.

Please note - in Switzerland a visa is only used for entry purposes. You would need the D-visa, which says you're entering the country and planning to stay for more than 90 days. After you are registered, you receive a residence permit. Assuming your boyfriend has a B permit and assuming you approved, you would also receive a B permit.

Sorry - I meant applying directly for the concubine permit that you mentioned. Is one allowed to work with this permit too? In which Kantons is it restricted? I would deeply appreciate it if I could get some links.
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The concubine permit does NOT allow you to work.
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Are you sure? Given that the permit is similar to ones for married or registered partnership dependents, plus the fact the bf is an EU national, is work forbidden? I ask because I've never seen an answer to the question before and they seem to come under the same family reunification regulations. I always assume they can, but have never been 100% sure of it. Does the 5 year financial support negate the right to work?
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Are you sure? Given that the permit is similar to ones for married or registered partnership dependents, plus the fact the bf is an EU national, is work forbidden? I ask because I've never seen an answer to the question before and they seem to come under the same family reunification regulations. I always assume they can, but have never been 100% sure of it. Does the 5 year financial support negate the right to work?
I remember reading the description of this permission a couple of months ago, somewhere, it clearly stated that the other half needs to provide financial support for this visa holder, which is given to these couples that are not married but are committed to do so shortly. This permit does not include the right to perform any kind of paid work. I'm sure it's online somewhere in admin.ch
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Please post the link if you do find it again because I've never managed to find a definite answer one way or the other.
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