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Carolina Souviron
Carolina Souviron

My husband and I are in the process of divorce under Swiss law.
We moved from the Uk to Switzerland 7 years ago for my husbands work and have both had B permits.
Since he left me we have sold our Swiss home and I have returned to the UK and he continues to live and work in Switzerland.
We have agreed our settlement but have now just been told that we cannot get divorced in Switzerland because I no longer have a Swiss address, we were under the impression that because my husband is resident there and we both agree on divorce by Swiss law that this would be ok.
Can you advise if it is or isn’t possible to continue to divorce in Switzerland?
We are both Uk nationals.

by Pamela Adams on 16 Apr 2018 Read Answer
Carolina Souviron
Carolina Souviron

My wife and I were married in Basel in 1987. We are American citizens and were both stationed in Germany at the time. I would like to get a copy of our marriage certificate. Do you know who I should contact? Thank you.

by Bruce Harris on 06 Mar 2018 Read Answer
Carolina Souviron
Carolina Souviron

I am an EU national living / working in Switzerland for the forseeable future on a B permit. My EU national girlfriend would like to join me while still working part time for her UK based company, working mostly remotely from Switzerland. What are our options? Thanks.

by Private on 29 Jan 2018 Read Answer
Carolina Souviron
Carolina Souviron

Hi Carolina, My wife is moving to Zurich on L permit. Her Employer is sponsoring the work visa. While they also sponsor for my dependent visa, what should I do in order to get a work visa? I have my employer who is ready to give me a job if I have a visa. Kindly advice as am really stressed out about the situation. Thanks in advance.

by Krishna on 04 Jan 2018 Read Answer
Carolina Souviron
Carolina Souviron

I Have a residency permit of Switzerland valid for 1 year. Can i travel to Portugal on that permit on the same time or do i need a separate visa for that. Please guide

by Sumit Gupta on 02 Jan 2018 Read Answer
Carolina Souviron
Carolina Souviron

My father was an American citizen who died in France in 1995
He had money in Switzerland. There was a will in Switzerland,
giving everything to my sister, and nothing for me. Is that legal?

by Michael Maubry on 02 Dec 2017 Read Answer
Carolina Souviron
Carolina Souviron

Dear Carolina,
I am a Hungarian citizen moving with family to Switzerland in January and starting my probation period at a company there. I see that I have to register at the cantonal migration offices when I arrive. My question is, which office shall I visit? I am going to spend my first week in accommodation that is in the same canton as the company, then the next 3 months in another canton, and if I succeed and continue after my probation period, I will need to move again, possibly to a third canton. (If I fail, I won't stay in Switzerland as I cannot afford it.)
So where do I need to register? Also in which canton shall I register my family?
Thank you in advance.
Regards, Balazs

by Balazs on 01 Dec 2017 Read Answer
Carolina Souviron
Carolina Souviron

Dear Carolina,

I am a non-EU/ EEA citizen married to an EU citizen. My wife started a Post-doc position in Lausanne, and I was able to get a 5 year B-permit through her once we married in 2016. She has recently accepted a job at a university in the UK and will be moving there in February 2018. Does this mean that my permit will be revoked at this time since she will no longer be living in Switzerland? Even though I still have more than 3 years remaining on it? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,

Mark

by Mark Venning-Slater on 30 Nov 2017 Read Answer
Carolina Souviron
Carolina Souviron

Hello Sir/Ma'am,

I came from India in Schaffhausen SH region of Switzerland in October 2010 on a permanent job contract & got L permit for 2 years. Then in 2012, I got B permit for 1 year & then 2 times B permit with 2 years. So now in Sep 2017, after 5 years on B permit, I applied for early C permit for non-EU citizen with A2 German language TECL certificate along with all other required documents. Now Migration office, SH has rejected my application by saying that my stay in Switzerland for last 7 years is considered as temporary, as I have B permit only valid to work for my current company. But I had no remark like "Gültig bei " on back side of all my 3 issued B ausweis cards.

But I am not able to find any point under VINTA/Art 34.4 AuG for non-EU citizens which says that they will not get early C permit if they have tied B permit for last 5 years. I read Art 34.4 AuG using the following links:

https://www.admin.ch/opc/de/classifi...index.html#a34
Art. 34 Niederlassungsbewilligung
4 Sie kann bei erfolgreicher Integration, namentlich wenn die betroffene Person über gute Kenntnisse einer Landessprache verfügt, nach ununterbrochenem Aufenthalt mit Aufenthaltsbewilligung während der letzten fünf Jahre erteilt werden.

https://www.admin.ch/opc/en/classifi...index.html#a34
Art. 34 Permanent residence permit
4 It may be granted to successfully integrated persons, in particular if the persons concerned have good knowledge of a national language after an uninterrupted period of stay on the basis of a residence permit for the last five years.

Please provide me your feedback as soon as possible.

Thanks & Regards
Navneet

by Navneet Kumar on 25 Nov 2017 Read Answer
Carolina Souviron
Carolina Souviron

Hello.
We are on a B permit since 2013 Sep (non Eu) and have been In Canton Zurich ever since.
Our son who is 18+ is studying at a US univ for the past 2.5 months, he finished last 4 years of schooling in Zurich. We are now moving to Canton Schwyz and hence will be getting new residence permits. Will our son be able to get a B permit too as he is still dependent on us and will be travelling to Switzerland during holidays.

by S on 10 Nov 2017 Read Answer

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