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Temporary Visa when residence permit being under processing. How long does it take?

Hi all,

I know when I register in the local authorities upon arrival. I can apply for a temporary Visa that allows to travel within schengen area when my residence permit is being under processed. And it costs some money.

How long can I get the temporary Visa? Can i get it on the spot?

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Re: Temporary Visa when residence permit being under processing. How long does it tak

AIUI, you can only apply for a Schengen visa from a country where you have legal residence.

Wait for others tho.
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Hi all,

I know when I register in the local authorities upon arrival. I can apply for a temporary Visa that allows to travel within schengen area when my residence permit is being under processed. And it costs some money.

How long can I get the temporary Visa? Can i get it on the spot?
Three months, 90 CHF, and it is delivered instantly.
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Three months, 90 CHF, and it is delivered instantly.

You mean the day I delivered my residence permit application, and can immediately apply for the 3 months visa for 90CH. And I can get it right away. Right?

A lot of thanks!!!
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You mean the day I delivered my residence permit application, and can immediately apply for the 3 months visa for 90CH. And I can get it right away. Right?

A lot of thanks!!!
If you're non-EU then it isn't you but rather your employer that delivers the residence permit application (actually the arrival registration to be pedantic).

But the rest is correct.
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If you're non-EU then it isn't you but rather your employer that delivers the residence permit application (actually the arrival registration to be pedantic).

But the rest is correct.

My HR will give me enough instructions for me to go register myself. She says it's very clear and easy.

If I can apply the residence permit within one day and have the temporary Visa on the spot. Great!!
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Re: Temporary Visa when residence permit being under processing. How long does it tak

I was offered a visa that allowed travel only in and out of the Schengen zone (type D), and not within the Schengen zone (Type C), between applying for and pending the final approval of my permit after arriving in Switzerland. This was in Geneva. The only period in which they were willing to give me a Type C Schengen was when my permit was being printed. Your canton may do it differently.
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I was offered a visa that allowed travel only in and out of the Schengen zone (type D), and not within the Schengen zone (Type C), between applying for and pending the final approval of my permit after arriving in Switzerland. This was in Geneva. The only period in which they were willing to give me a Type C Schengen was when my permit was being printed. Your canton may do it differently.
Hi Thank you so much for replying!

I will be living in Geneva too..

In your case, did you try to apply for a temporary Visa ( i do not know what is it called) which allows you to travel within schengen while your permit is under processing? It costs about 90CHF i think..
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In your case, did you try to apply for a temporary Visa ( i do not know what is it called) which allows you to travel within schengen while your permit is under processing? It costs about 90CHF i think..
The Geneva authorities call it a visa de retour, and they refused to issue me a visa that allows me to travel in the Schengen zone while my permit is being processed.
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Re: Temporary Visa when residence permit being under processing. How long does it tak

Let me add to the confusion.

I went to the Migrationsamt (or some such office) in BS today and requested for a Temporary visa which will allow me to travel within the Schengen region while my permit is being printed. I have a multiple entry Type D visa already, so after looking at that, the officer told me you do not need anything more than this to be travelling in the Schengen region. So she told me I could go to Germany or France anytime I want. I am non-EU btw.

La di da. I know she is wrong, but then when they don't want to accept my 90 CHF i can't do much about it, oder? Guess I'll just wait till the Credit card permit thingy arrives before I cross the borders.
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The Geneva authorities call it a visa de retour, and they refused to issue me a visa that allows me to travel in the Schengen zone while my permit is being processed.
Except the OP's permit is processed (i.e. approved both federal and cantonal), and she only needs to pick it up.
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Let me add to the confusion.
Indeed.

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I have a multiple entry Type D visa already, so after looking at that, the officer told me you do not need anything more than this to be travelling in the Schengen region. So she told me I could go to Germany or France anytime I want. I am non-EU btw.
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Do you really.
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Except the OP's permit is processed (i.e. approved both federal and cantonal), and she only needs to pick it up.
I arrived in Switzerland after both cantonal and federal approval, and there was a month and a half before my permit was approved for issue after I registered locally. Unless the rules have changed in the interim, the OP should check before making travel plans.
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I arrived in Switzerland after both cantonal and federal approval, and there was a month and a half before my permit was approved for issue after I registered locally. Unless the rules have changed in the interim, the OP should check before making travel plans.
The rules have not changed. The OP should just make sure they are followed .
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Do you really.
Damn, got ratted out I don't really really know, but other threads on this forum seem to kind of sort of indicate that. Why don't I just e-mail a few embassies and find out...


... to be continued...
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Let me add to the confusion.

I went to the Migrationsamt (or some such office) in BS today and requested for a Temporary visa which will allow me to travel within the Schengen region while my permit is being printed. I have a multiple entry Type D visa already, so after looking at that, the officer told me you do not need anything more than this to be travelling in the Schengen region. So she told me I could go to Germany or France anytime I want. I am non-EU btw.

La di da. I know she is wrong, but then when they don't want to accept my 90 CHF i can't do much about it, oder? Guess I'll just wait till the Credit card permit thingy arrives before I cross the borders.

Hi coco, I think it was because you already had a multiple entry Visa which allows you travel anyways! I hope I will get that too. PS: My passport is still in the general consulate to be collected in two weeks..I will find out only by then!
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I was offered a visa that allowed travel only in and out of the Schengen zone (type D), and not within the Schengen zone (Type C), between applying for and pending the final approval of my permit after arriving in Switzerland. This was in Geneva. The only period in which they were willing to give me a Type C Schengen was when my permit was being printed. Your canton may do it differently.

May i know what kind of Visa you were offered? A single entry Visa I presume??
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Let me add to the confusion.

I went to the Migrationsamt (or some such office) in BS today and requested for a Temporary visa which will allow me to travel within the Schengen region while my permit is being printed. I have a multiple entry Type D visa already, so after looking at that, the officer told me you do not need anything more than this to be travelling in the Schengen region. So she told me I could go to Germany or France anytime I want. I am non-EU btw.

La di da. I know she is wrong, but then when they don't want to accept my 90 CHF i can't do much about it, oder? Guess I'll just wait till the Credit card permit thingy arrives before I cross the borders.

Don't under-estimate the government officials. I do not think they will be wrong when it comes to issues in their filed
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The Geneva authorities call it a visa de retour, and they refused to issue me a visa that allows me to travel in the Schengen zone while my permit is being processed.
You didn't get a multiple entry Visa?? I think you got a single one, then got this 'return Visa' ( in English) which practically allows you to travel within schengen anyways.
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You didn't get a multiple entry Visa?? I think you got a single one, then got this 'return Visa' ( in English) which practically allows you to travel within schengen anyways.
I got a multiple entry type D visa. My suggestion to you is not to make any travel bookings within the Schengen zone until you register in Geneva and ask the person at the counter what kind of visa they are willing to give you. If your permit has been been approved for issue immediately, you will get it in 1-3 weeks and can then travel in the Schengen zone. If you want to travel in those 1-3 weeks they will give you a type C visa that allows free travel in the Schengen area.
If, like in my case, there is a delay in the permit being approved for issue, until that approval comes, all that the authorities offer will be a type D visa, which allows transit only through the Schengen zone while leaving/entering it. If at that time you tell them you intend to make multiple trips outside the Schengen zone while your permit is being approved, it will be a Type D multiple entry visa.
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