The Swiss Permanent Mission in Geneva has informed CERN that henceforth, pursuant to the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons (AFMP), family members who are nationals of a Member State of the European Union (EU) or the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) may apply for a B permit instead of a carte de légitimation, either:
- on arrival in Switzerland, or
- as an exchange if they already have a carte de légitimation.
Those interested are invited to carry out the exchange formalities with the Office cantonal de la population et des migrations(for residents of the canton of Geneva: https://www.ge.ch/organisation/office-cantonal-population-migrations-ocpm) or their commune’s Bureau des étrangers(for residents of the canton of Vaud). They will also need to make sure that they apply for exemption from the obligatory membership of a Swiss health insurance scheme, at the latest within the three months following receipt of their B permit (cf. http://cds.cern.ch/record/2668435/files/ Note%20-%20Information%20on%20the%20 écompulsory%20health%20insurance %20scheme%20in%20Switzerland.pdf).
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