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Immigration Lawyer Zurich Switzerland – Your english speaking immigration consultant in Zurich


A whopping 400,000 individuals with foreign nationality live in the canton of Zurich. 275,000 of them are nationals of an EU/EFTA state. 125,000 are so-called third-country nationals (not EU/EFTA citizens);

The Migration Office of the Canton of Zurich is in charge of granting, extending or withdrawing (revoking) residence permits of foreigners living in the Canton of Zurich. It also has the task of supporting the economic, social and educational integration of foreigners living in the Canton in order to promote and ensure equal opportunities for all its inhabitants.

Do you need legal advice for your settlement permit? I will be happy to assist you. As a lawyer for migration law in Zurich Switzerland, it is therefore worthwhile in any case to consult us when it comes to the denial of residence or settlement permits without any apparent reason.

Our law firm in Zurich has extensive expertise in the field of migration law as well as in matters relating to the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons (FMPA), which applies to EU citizens and nationals of EFTA countries. Our law firm in Zurich is also the right contact in this area. Make an appointment for:

EU/EFTA permits, L permits (short stay), B permits (annual stay), C permits (settlement)
Types of non-EU/EFTA permits and identity cards
Non-EU/EFTA permit, L (short-term residence permit), B (annual residence permit), C (permanent residence permit)

Our foreign law specialists also assist and advise companies in Switzerland that need to obtain and renew Swiss work permits for their foreign employees.

Immigration Lawyer Basel Switzerland – English speaking immigration consultant in Basel

We provide our clients with assistance in all procedures and represent them before the competent immigration authorities.

Obtaining work permits for employees of a Company.
Corporate migration (inbound/inward), relocating to Switzerland.

Obtaining residence permits for retirees.
Assistance in naturalization procedures.
Applying for family reunification for EU/EFTA and non EU/EFTA citizens

Switzerland is not a member of the European Union. However, it has signed the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons and is therefore part of the Schengen/Dublin area, thus promoting the free movement of persons under certain conditions. However, the Swiss system of granting permits and nationality remains complex and may be subject to quotas depending on the nationality of the applicant. In some instances, competencies are being conferred on the cantons and municipalities.

Permit: The requirements for obtaining a permit for an EU/EFTA citizen have become more favourable in recent years, while the requirements for obtaining a permit for a non-EU citizen remain cumbersome. However, it is likely that in the context of a global and worldwide economic crisis, such as the health epidemic that broke out in the spring of 2020, the regulations for entry and residence in Switzerland will be more stringent, even for EU/EFTA nationals.

There are many different permits to work and/or reside in Switzerland: short-term permit (L permit), residence permit (B permit), settlement permit (C permit), residence permit with gainful employment (Ci permit), cross-border commuter permit (G permit), etc.

Our immigration attorneys advise individuals from the EU/EFTA and non-EU member states on residence with a purpose of work-related activities, residence without a purpose of work, such as obtaining a lump-sum tax credit in certain Swiss cantons, residence for educational purposes or family reunification.

 

Immigration Lawyer Berne / Bern Switzerland – Your english speaking immigration consultant in Bern and surrounding areas

As an immigration attorney, I represent individuals from EU/EFTA and non-EU countries on the following issues: short-term permit (L permit), residence permit (B permit), settlement permit (C permit), residence permit with gainful employment (Ci permit), cross-border permit (G permit), revocation / expiry of a permanent residence permit ( Niederlassungsbewilligung C ), etc.

My services include advice and representation in the areas of immigration law,
for example in the areas of entry, residence permit, permanent residence permit, corporate immigration into Switzerland and family reunification.

Our firm has extensive experience in obtaining residence and work permits
from the Department of Employment and the Department of Population.

Common issues of interest:

Corporate immigration into Switzerland
Applications for residence and work permits
Residence permit (B permit) and settlement permit (C permit)
Work permits
Family reunification
Naturalization
New Swiss Civil Rights Act 2017 – 2018
Laws governing the procedures for entering, staying and leaving Switzerland.

Swiss Immigration Lawyer in Geneva Switzerland: (Vernier Lancy Meyrin Carouge Onex) Attorney for corporate immigration & residence permits b / c

Switzerland is one of the most competitive countries in the world. But immigration regulations are complex and can vary from canton to canton.

As an immigration expert who knows the applicable regulations inside out, I can work with you to find the right solution to your problem. This is because Swiss immigration law is constantly changing through legislation and practice. I will help you to proceed in a pro-active and appropriate manner, especially with regard to issues pertaining to permits and employment law.

I can be of assistance with the following topics:

Legal advice on immigration and migration law;
Represent individuals from EU/EFTA and non-EU countries
Application, issuance and revocation of residence permits;

Difficulties with the issuance of residence permits
(B permit) and settlement permit (C permit);

Regulation of family reunification;
Separation, divorce and consequences for the residence permit;
Appeal against nagative decisions to the migration authorities;
Corporate immigration into Switzerland;
Naturalization applications, facilitated naturalizations with the State Secretariat for Migration, etc.

. . .  short-term permit (L permit), residence permit (B permit), settlement permit (C permit), residence permit with gainful employment (Ci permit), cross-border permit (G permit), revocation / expiry of a permanent residence permit ( Niederlassungsbewilligung C ), etc.

Immigration Lawyer Lausanne Switzerland – Your english speaking immigration consultant in Lausanne

As a specialized legal field, migration law is characterized by great complexity due to the multi-layered and extremely dynamic legal framework as well as the almost unfathomably diverse living conditions of foreigners in Switzerland.

My professional services include advice and legal representation in the fields of immigration law for example in the areas of entry, residence permit, permanent residence permit, family reunification, naturalization and representation in legal proceedings.

EU/EFTA permits, L permits (short stay), B permits (annual stay), C permits (settlement)
Types of non-EU/EFTA permits and identity cards
Non-EU/EFTA permit, L (short-term residence permit), B (annual residence permit), C (permanent residence permit)

…….  assist and advise companies in Switzerland that need to obtain and renew Swiss work permits for their foreign employees.

Migration Office of the Canton of Zürich

The right of residence in the Canton of Zurich and in Switzerland is governed by federal law and international treaties. The Migration Office of the Canton of Zurich enforces this law and issues entry and residence permits after prior examination of the relevant applications.

Responsible for visa extensions and the issuance of return visas.

Responsible for the enforcement of the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons between Switzerland and the EU and EFTA, the Schengen and Dublin Agreements, as well as Swiss asylum law and aliens law, unless these tasks have been assigned to another cantonal authority or a federal authority.

Migration Office of the Canton of Zürich

Berninastrasse 45   8057 Zürich

Information by phone:
Moday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 noon – 1 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Phone: +41 (0)43 259 88 00

Website: www.migrationsamt.zh.ch

 Types of permits and identity cards EU/EFTA

EU/EFTA permits, L permits (short stay), B permits (annual stay), C permits (settlement)
Types of non-EU/EFTA permits and identity cards
Non-EU/EFTA permit, L (short-term residence permit), B (annual residence permit), C (permanent residence permit)

Baselstadt: Migration Office – Population services and migration Canton Baselstadt ( Bevölkerungsdienste und Migration – Migrationsamt )


In the area of population services and migration, the Migration Office and the Office of Corrections perform a wide range of tasks in the service of the public.

Types of permits and identity cards EU/EFTA
EU/EFTA permits, L permits (short stay), B permits (annual stay), C permits (settlement)
Types of non-EU/EFTA permits and identity cards
Non-EU/EFTA permit, L (short-term residence permit), B (annual residence permit), C (permanent residence permit)

BS – Kanton Basel-Stadt

Bevölkerungsdienste und Migration
Migrationsamt
Spiegelgasse 12
4001 Basel

 

Aargau: Migration Office – Office for Migration and Integration Canton Aargau ( Amt für Migration und Integration Kanton Aargau )


The Office for Migration and Integration (MIKA) is responsible for all matters relating to the law on foreign nationals, such as residence permits, work permits and integration of foreign nationals.

Types of permits and identity cards EU/EFTA
EU/EFTA permits, L permits (short stay), B permits (annual stay), C permits (settlement)
Types of non-EU/EFTA permits and identity cards
Non-EU/EFTA permit, L (short-term residence permit), B (annual residence permit), C (permanent residence permit)
Departement Volkswirtschaft und Inneres
Amt für Migration und Integration
Rechtsdienst
Bahnhofplatz 3c
5001 Aarau
Tel.: +41 62 835 18 89

Brexit: Switzerland & UK Memorandum of Understanding | Cooperation on Migration

Switzerland and the United Kingdom (UK) have longstanding and close relations. These are based on similar ideas on topics such as the rule of law, fundamental freedoms, social and economic order and good governance. A particular focus is on economic and financial market issues.

 

 

 

About me / Resume / Professional Experience

lic. iur. Sara Brandon-Kaufmann Attorney at Law LL.M., is admitted to the Swiss Bar Association (SAV) and authorized to represent clients before all authorities and courts including the Federal Supreme Court of Switzerland.

As an attorney and lawyer, I have been solving everyday and complex legal cases for over twenty years. I will be ready to help you analyze the core underlying issues. Talk about your problems, formulate your questions and get advice at an early stage.
General practitioner with a particular focus on administrative and social security law: foundation law, pension funds and occupational benefits, AHV contribution law, inheritance law, business law, insurance law and contract law.
Sara Kaufmann was born and raised in Zurich-Wipkingen. After graduating from high school she studied at the University of Zurich. As a lawyer she worked in various positions in courts, judiciary and public prosecutor's office, private and state institutions.
EDUCATION:

2013 Master of Laws (LL.M.) UBC
2005 Leader management training in Zurich
2001 Acquisition of the license to practice law (Bar Admission )
1995 Study of law at the University of Zurich
1988 Matura type D at the Cantonal High School Stadelhofen Zurich

PROFESSIONAL SCOPE:

2014-2017 | Legal service of the compensation Fund of the SVA Zurich (contribution law, calculation and payment of AHV/IV benefits, supplementary benefits and consumption/depletion of assets)

2008-2011 | Legal service of the Social Insurance Institution of the Canton of Zurich (employer liability, AHV contributions, liability of governing bodies for unpaid AHV contributions, reimbursement and remission procedures, payment agreement, request for payment in installments/deferments of contributions)

2005-2006 | Zürcher Kantonalbank (training for pension fund managers, executive bodies & boards of trustees)

2004-2006 | Office for occupational pensions and foundations of the Canton of Zurich (pension fund supervision)

2003 | Business law firm Zurich (civil law, corporate law, commercial administrative law, asset recovery, mutual legal assistance and international arbitration)

2001-2003 | Chief Public Prosecutor of the Canton of Zurich (white-collar crime, economic delinquency & money laundering proceedings)

1997-2001 | District Court of Zurich (inheritance matters, matrimonial / marriage protection, labor court, bankruptcy and inheritance)

1996 | Directorate of Justice and of Internal Affairs -> Department of Justice of the Canton of Zurich
MEMBERSHIP:
Swiss Bar Association SAV / FSA
(Schweizerischer Anwaltsverband) www.sav-fsa.ch

Zurich Bar Association (Zürcher Anwaltsverband www.zav.ch)
Democratic Lawyers Zurich (DJZ www.djz.ch)
Entered in the Register of Attorneys of the Canton of Zurich ( Higher Court of the Canton of Zurich ).
Entered in the Cantonal Register of Lawyers by decision of the Supervisory Commission over the attorneys at law.