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I was accepted for a PhD research to Switzerland.

As far as I know the visa/permit process looks like this:

  • Apply for a long-time visa.
  • Receive some sort of short visa to enter Switzerland.
  • Go to Switzerland and apply for work permit and get it.

The question is: if I have a short-term (3 month) Schengen visa, can I enter Switzerland with it and then apply for the permit?

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Hi and welcome to Travel SE. Unfortunately your question is off topic on this site. –  Dirty-flow Jul 30 '13 at 21:04
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closed as off-topic by Dirty-flow, Marcel C., HaLaBi, Ankur Banerjee Jul 31 '13 at 0:23

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