I wanted to ask to those that have been in Switzerland more than I did.
I understand that rules have recently changed and to obtain a fast-track permanent residence permit © you need to present language test.
In the same document I also found some exceptions (underneath). My questions are:
- based on your personal or close friend experience do I require to present language test as Italian/French citizen living in Zurich to obtain fast track permit C?
- if above yes, are you aware of any exception in canton Zürich for good residents that pay high taxes? I heard in the past there were cases of granting permit C without even asking for language proof but perhaps the new rule made things tougher.
10. Is proof of language skills required when granting a permanent residence permit to persons from countries that have concluded an agreement with Switzerland on permanent residence?
Some countries have an agreement with Switzerland meaning that their citizens do not have to prove their language skills to obtain a permanent residence permit. This applies to citizens of: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Greece, and Liechtenstein.15 A citizen of a country with which Switzerland has not concluded a residence agreement must provide proof of their language skills as required by the Foreign Nationals Act and by the ordinance (ASEO).