How can I reunite with my partner?
Here are successful stories from couples separated by travel bans
These stories are individual experiences, not official guidelines
Amber and AJ
Taiwan to Switzerland
Third Country ?
November 23, 2020
Hi All! just wanted to share success story and thanks all of you in this group who had tried to help me get through all of troubles. *NO Laissez Passer (Taiwan-Istanbul-Zurich by Turkish Airline)
Im Taiwanese and my boyfriend is Sloveian but holding swiss work permit, we met in Bali on this Feb and we were apart for 9 months, I tried to applied for the Laissez Passer to Swiss embassy in Taiwan and even had all the required documents included invitation letter, partner confirmation letter, relationship proof, bf's swiss permit and passport, financial proof (required at least 900 euros), Schengen healthy insurance, but they still rejected me due to 'didnt provide of case of hardship'.
So I wrote to Turkish Airline in Taiwan if I can go on board without LP because it is not the mandotory document on official website. And they asked me to provided all the documents and check with the Zurich Airport for me. Then I finally got the informed from ZRH airport that im ok to board with sent documents.
When I departure from Taiwan it was all good, the ground staff just asked me do I have any visa, and show the LP to them, I showed them and explained everything it was easy and smoothy, after 9 hours transit in Istanbul, the ground staff asked me do i have schengen visa, one guy was took something to check with my passport?!
Finally I arrived to the Zurich Airport, the custom first asked me what am I doing here? I replied her I come to visit boyfriend, then she started to viewed my documents and asked do I have any government permit, when and where did I met my bf, what do I do in Taiwan etc...
And she called the senior customs to came to check and decided to let me in or send me home. The senior custom took me into the special space with table and chair, he told me he had to asked me some questions due to covid19, then he asked kinda same questions as the pervious customs, and also asked do we really have such deep relationship and even thinking to get married or not.
Then he called my boyfriend to confirmed our relationship also asked him some questions, and finally let me in!!! Was extremely nervous but we made it!!!
The post is long, but share with you if some one would need, Good luck and never give up!! ☺️