Hello everyone! My name is Zoya Andreeva, I am from Russia. I am about to start working for the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). The date of my entry on duty is 4th October (the contract is for 2 years). I am really excited about upcoming 2 yesrs in Geneva!!!
I have a couple of questions related to the residence permit (type B) and renting accommodation. I would be very grateful if you could help me.
Do I understand correctly that I need to find temporary accommodation for the first time from my country (for example, to book a room via airbnb) and then find a flat for rent on the residential lease contract in Geneva (so it is not possible to do it from my country without seeing the place)?
I am expected to apply for the residence permit within 14 days upon my arrival. Can I submit the temporary address I will be staying for the first time (without the residential lease contract)? In this case, what can be used as a proof of my residence if I do not have a contract yet?
What documents should I submit to rent a flat? Do I need to have a guarantor to rent a flat?
To apply documents to get the permanent residence permit (type B) at the local cantonal population and migration office (OCPM): what kind of documents do I need?
Thank you very much in advance for your help and advice!