How hard to get visa in Switzerland for < 3 years exp?

Microsoft maaKaBhoot
Aug 24, 2018 24 Comments

Hi,
I have an offer from Google Zurich and have started the visa process. I have heard that usually 3 years of work experience is required for work visa in Switzerland. I have around 18 months of experience. What are my chances of visa rejection?

Update: I have got my Visa approved. Thanks everyone for the support :D

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TOP 24 Comments
  • Booking.com dsVI55
    Hey any updates? Did they reject your visa application?
    Sep 1, 2018 5
    • Microsoft maaKaBhoot
      OP
      Hey! No they didn't yet. I got 2 approvals ( Labor market authority and Swiss federal Migration authority). Third one is still pending. Will update when I get the status. :)
      Sep 7, 2018
    • Booking.com dsVI55
      Thank you maaKaBhoot for updates. I also want to apply to google zurich office
      Sep 7, 2018
    • Microsoft maaKaBhoot
      OP
      Yeah you should. The best will be to take a referral from a googler.
      Sep 7, 2018
    • Booking.com dsVI55
      Hey @maaKaBhoot is third one still pending? How long does it take from referral to offer?
      Sep 15, 2018
    • Microsoft maaKaBhoot
      OP
      Hey! Yeah the third one is still pending. Usually comes after 2-3 weeks of the other 2 approvals.
      It took me around 2.5 months from referral to the offer letter. :)
      Sep 15, 2018
  • New V000r
    Why not get back to India? There is no better place than home.
    Aug 24, 2018 0
  • Deutsche Bank Tormentor
    Curious how you applied to Goog Zurich from India / US ? Did you fly to Zurich for interview or were interviewed at another location ?
    Aug 24, 2018 2
    • Revinate / Data JPQ
      Also curious.
      Aug 24, 2018
    • Microsoft maaKaBhoot
      OP
      I had a referral from a friend. Was interviewed in Bangalore as I wanted the process to be quick and flying to Zurich or any other location would take a lot of time.
      Aug 24, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng Sde1024
    Don’t worry. You will get your visa and permit L. But living in Switzerland as immigrant is nightmare.
    Sep 8, 2018 3
    • New Egypt80
      How so?
      Sep 8, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng Sde1024
      You’ll have to extend permit every year. Forget about citizenship, it requires 12 years of living. Learn german since all official letters and documents are in local language. You’ll never get Swiss friend since they hate immigrants
      Sep 8, 2018
    • New Egypt80
      I read that the country is very cosmopolitan and that there are a lot of expatriates living there. I imagined that this meant the locals are accustomed to different cultures...?
      Sep 8, 2018
  • Google DisB20
    Interested on this as well, how long did you receive the working visa?
    Sep 19, 2018 2
    • Microsoft maaKaBhoot
      OP
      Approximately 4 weeks
      Sep 26, 2018
    • Microsoft VqeU64
      Do you get B or L permit? The 4 weeks is just for the work permit?
      Oct 6, 2018
  • New V000r
    Where are you from?
    Aug 24, 2018 2
    • Paperless Post / Eng
      LiveLove

      Paperless Post Eng

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      LiveLovemore
      Looking at the user name, he's an Indian. But could be in the US
      Aug 24, 2018
    • Microsoft maaKaBhoot
      OP
      I am from India.
      Aug 24, 2018
  • New Egypt80
    Just FYI, Switzerland is very strict about implementing its immigration laws. Very strict and very by the book. If the requirement says 3 years, why would you even attempt with 18 months?
    Aug 25, 2018 1
    • Microsoft maaKaBhoot
      OP
      It says "several years of experience". They haven't officially given a number.
      Aug 25, 2018
  • Alibaba vjqX22
    I’ve sent you a DM :-)
    May 15 0
  • Revinate / Data JPQ
    Please share with us on your process here.
    Aug 24, 2018 0