Switzerland: Update to Response to Information Request CHE28364.E of 13 November 1997 on the "C" permanent residence permit, including the list of the 23 countries whose nationals may obtain a "C" permit after living in Switzerland for five years
|Publisher||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 February 1998|
|Citation / Document Symbol||CHE28844.E|
|Cite as||Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Switzerland: Update to Response to Information Request CHE28364.E of 13 November 1997 on the "C" permanent residence permit, including the list of the 23 countries whose nationals may obtain a "C" permit after living in Switzerland for five years, 1 February 1998, CHE28844.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6abdd20.html [accessed 24 May 2013]|
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In a 26 February 1998 letter sent to the Research Directorate, a Legal Service representative at the Office fédéral des étrangers in Berne stated that nationals of the following 23 countries can obtain a "C" permanent residence permit after living in Switzerland for a five year uninterrupted period: Germany, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, United States, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Norway, Netherlands, Portugal, United Kingdom, San-Marino, Sweden and the Vatican.
This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.
Office fédéral des étrangers, Berne, Switzerland. 26 February 1998. Letter received by fax from a Legal Service representative.