Learn French online to obtain the C permit or renew the B permit in Switzerland

February 28, 2021

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Bonjour !

You are looking for a business French tutor in Switzerland?

With French via Skype, learn French wherever you are.

To apply for the C permit in Switzerland

From the 1st of January 2919, to apply for the C permit in Switzerland, you must prove that you have a knowledge of the language spoken at the place of your residence of a minimum level A2 oral and a minimum level A1 written. If you live in the French part of Switzerland you can fulfil this obligation in one of the following ways:

  • confirm in writing to your cantonal immigration office that the language you speak at your home is French and that it is your mother tongue;
  • provide your cantonal immigration office with documents certifying that you have been learning French at school or that you have followed a French course and which mention the duration of this schooling or this training; or
  • provide your cantonal immigration office with a certificate from a school or a language course organization which certifies that you have reached at least the A2 French language level orally and A1 French language level in writing.

To obtain the extension of your B permit in Switzerland

From the 1st of January 2919, to obtain an extension of your B permit, you must prove that you have sufficient knowledge of the French language of the canton, spoken at your home. You can fulfil this obligation in one of the following ways:

  • confirm in writing to your cantonal immigration office that the French language spoken at the place of your home is your mother tongue;
  • provide your cantonal immigration office with documents certifying that you have been learning French at school or that you have followed a French course and which mention the duration of this schooling or this training, or
  • provide your cantonal immigration office with a certificate from a school or a language course organization which certifies that you have attained at least language level A1 orally in the French language spoken at the place of your domicile in Switzerland.

At French via Skype, we specialize in French level A1 and A2 courses, written ad spoken.

French via Skype offers several online French courses via Skype or Zoom covering all aspects of the language you will need to obtain your C permit or to renew your B permit in Switzerland.

Once you have reached the required level of French, French via Skype will certify your acquired knowledge by providing you with the certificate that you must submit with your application to your cantonal immigration office.

Links for the different francophones cantons in Switzerland

  • Cantonal immigration office of Geneva
  • Cantonal immigration office of Vaud
  • Cantonal immigration office of Lausanne
  • Cantonal immigration office of Neuchatel
  • Cantonal immigration office of Jura
  • Cantonal immigration office of Fribourg
  • Cantonal immigration office of Berne
  • Cantonal immigration office of Valais
  • If you want to organize French lessons to reach and certify the level requested for obtaining or renewing your permit in Switzerland, French via Skype offers several online French courses to suit your needs and your schedule. Don’t hesitate to contact French via Skype if you have any questions or want to sign up for lessons.

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