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GA card while residence permit is not ready yet

Hello everybody, if I am not wrong to get an annual GA card I need to show my residence permit; do you know if it is possible to get the GA card during the time the previous permit is expired and the new one is in preparation and not issued yet? Thanks.
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Re: GA card while residence permit is not ready yet

I dont think that the SBB is bothered whether your permit is valid or not. they only need to identify you to enter correctly in their system. so an expired permit should be fine as long as you explain that the permit renewal is in progress.


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I dont think that the SBB is bothered whether your permit is valid or not. they only need to identify you to enter correctly in their system. so an expired permit should be fine as long as you explain that the permit renewal is in progress.


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HapptCreature is right they don't care, you have ID (passport) and an address, so no problem.
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Thank you both.
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Re: GA card while residence permit is not ready yet

I wonder if producing a Cumulus or Supercard would work.
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No, because it doesn't prove identity
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I dont think that the SBB is bothered whether your permit is valid or not. they only need to identify you to enter correctly in their system. so an expired permit should be fine as long as you explain that the permit renewal is in progress.
Depends. If you buy the GA up front it's as you said - they really don't care.

However if you opt for payment via monthly installments they do want a valid one and you have to have been a resident for at least 6 months etc. etc.
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