If anyone can give me some help I would appreciate it thanks. Hi, yes you need to contact the Arbeitsagentur in Hamburg: will need an 'Arbeitsbescheinigung' from your old employer(s): old emplyer is required by law to give you one of these when you finish your employment.
After you have this (or several ones if you were emplyed by different employers in the last years), you can put your request for the E301 in writing to the Arbeitsagentur.
One notable information in the FAQ is that in Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein old regulations - 1408/71, 574/72 and 859/2003 - continue to apply.
I discussed this issue with a lady in unemployment office in Switzerland and she told me about EU laws 883/2004 and 987/2009 and that it may not be possible for non-EUs to get U1/E301.
As I researched in last few days on these regulations and related laws for non-EUs, I found that this is to do with regulations on EU's Coordination of social security system and whether non-EU or third country nationals come under it.
I need to get this employer certificate from my previous employer in Munich where I worked for appx. Then you will probably need to contact your employer to ask for the 'Arbeitsbescheinigung' that you will need to supply to the Arbeitsagentur (the personnel department is probably the place to ask, they can often print out this form electronically). But they told me that from this year E301 is now being replaced by a new U1, so I should ask for U1 from Arbeitsagentur in Munich I emailed Arbeitsagentur in Munich and asked about procedure to get U1/E301.
They dont understand English very much(I called them on Phone also) and I dont speak Deutsch very well.
I just went through this process in Munich and it took about 2 months to process.
Maybe if you let them know you need it bad as you became unemployed here, they could be quicker. Hi, yes you need to contact the Arbeitsagentur in Hamburg: will need an 'Arbeitsbescheinigung' from your old employer(s): old emplyer is required by law to give you one of these when you finish your employment.
How will be the procedure now: You should ask at German labour office for the document U1 (previously E 301) where your insurance time in Germany is stated clearly.
Then you provide the Swiss labour office with this document and they should consider it for your unemployment benefits.
So communication has been pretty difficult with them so far.
On email they gave me following reply: Hilfreiche Links zu Themenschwerpunkten im BA-Internetauftritt: E 301 (europ. Hi, I just received an email from Arbeits agentur Munich that they needed more information.
So it means, in Switzerland the new regulations - 883/2004, 987/20/2010 - apply from 1st April, 2012.