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Naturalization procedure in Geneva

I have applied for the naturalization since i have been living here for 6 years (every year counted as double). Right after 3 weeks, i received a bill from the naturalization section asking to pay 575 CHF as a tax. Does this mean that they have accepted my application and that as long as i'm living here, i will get the passport, when i pass the interview?

Also what's the normal procedure after paying that fee?
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I have applied for the naturalization since i have been living here for 6 years (every year counted as double). Right after 3 weeks, i received a bill from the naturalization section asking to pay 575 CHF as a tax. Does this mean that they have accepted my application and that as long as i'm living here, i will get the passport, ...
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Afaik, you won't have to pass any test, as - if you joined CH at an age of 14 in the highest - you have done a primary education in Switzerland.


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Also what's the normal procedure after paying that fee?
Depends upon the canton. Please check it up on the Canton GE website.
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Applied for naturalization, can i study in another canton?

Pretty much what the title says. I've applied in the canton of Geneva and i was told that the process may take up to a year before they call for an interview. It has been five months since then. I was wondering if i could go to places like Lugano for university studies etc? or am i forbidden to leave my canton?
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Re: Applied for naturalization, can i study in another canton?

If you leave your canton (or commune) the whole process will start again at the beginning. (Usually). However as long as you keep your residency you can study wherever you want to.
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Re: Applied for naturalization, can i study in another canton?

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If you leave your canton (or commune) the whole process will start again at the beginning. (Usually). However as long as you keep your residency you can study wherever you want to.
Although having a neighbor say they can't comment on you because you are never around will not help your case....
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Re: Applied for naturalization, can i study in another canton?

You are really not giving us enough information.

Are you currently a student living in your parents house and are you planning on starting your 1st time university? If so then your official domicile could well continue to be at your parents house while you are at school. In which case you shouldn't have a problem.

BUT, you need to explain your situation properly the officials and ask them. We can't answer without knowing more and then only the officials can give you the answer that is relevant.
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Re: Applied for naturalization, can i study in another canton?

I don't think the idea is good.

First of all, afaik, your official domicile must remain at Geneva (i.e. your commune in the Canton of GE).

Secondly, it's not that you are living in AI, GL or places without a university,

and you are expected to show integration to local habits, law, society, culture and language (how could you do that living abroad?); and wasn't it you saying that you lack in good French? So my suggestion would be to improve your French, not Italian or English.


Btw. after the interview the process isn't over yet.
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Re: Applied for naturalization, can i study in another canton?

I'm sorry for not providing the information properly.

I'm living with my parents in Geneva and i'm doing International Baccelaureate at the international school of Geneva. Since i have been told that i can't leave the country for university, i decided to look for universities which are offering english courses within Switzerland, however recently one of my friends told me that i'm not even allowed to go and study in another canton i.e Lugano as it's quite far from Geneva, i won't be able to come back and go there on daily basis.

My problem is, my level of french is not adequate enough to study in French at Bachelors level in one of the local universities as i've been studying french as a subject for 3 years (although i have been here for 6 years, i took German for 2 years instead of french). There aren't any universities which offer "Computer science" at bachelor's level. In my case, my parents would be staying here in Geneva as my father works here in Geneva.

Is it possible for me?
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Re: Applied for naturalization, can i study in another canton?

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As i said earlier, you need to speak with the authorities that are competent in this. Only they can give you the proper answer. If you can't go straight to university you could spend a year or so studying French at the university of Geneva.
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Re: Applied for naturalization, can i study in another canton?

What makes a plausible answer really difficult is on the one hand that OPs usually give as little info as possible instead of all the necessary,

and in Nabil(a?)'s case what is worsening a clear picture is a kind of confusion about terms such as "interview", "baccalauréat", "bachelor" e.g. (imho quite impossible to find a bachelor in English in CH, unlike the case of a master; which suggests she/he was looking for a master, not for a bachelor) and general timelines (in other threads OP declared to have applied for naturalization in last June or July, interview back then already done, now it's been 5 months ago and interview still to do, French always being quite rough, as stated).


Btw studying as a foreigner in another Canton requires approval by the destination canton.
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Naturalization interview in Genève

Hello guys!

I had a couple of questions in mind and one of them was regarding the interview. I have read many posts here regarding this but most of them are by people who had their interview held in another canton. I wanted to ask someone who had failed the interview or was told about this situation where you don't "fit" their criteria, in the interview. Do they extend the date or do they simply cancel the process and forbids you from getting a passport.

Some exp regarding this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Time for an interview

I'm a bit freaked out as I have been called after a long time and you know what they say that the later your time comes, the higher the expectations get. I have something called "un protocole d'intégration (questionnaire)". Can someone fill me in with details regarding this? Is this the MCQ one or does it mean I'll have to answer the questions. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Time for an interview

Could you please provide more details? Why did you receive this form? Did you apply for naturalisation or a C permit etc?
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Could you please provide more details? Why did you receive this form? Did you apply for naturalisation or a C permit etc?
My bad. It's for naturalisation in Canton de Genève. I received a call followed by an email saying that they want me to come in for the interview but the person said it'll be a "questionnaire". I'm not sure if it'll be the MCQ type or normal questions that i'll have to answer. He gave me link to ge.ch for preparation as it has pages of information. I don't know if someone has done this before or not?
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Re: Naturalization procedure in Geneva

OP, I can't answer your questions, but I have merged all of them into one thread, to hopefully keep relevant answers together. Good luck!
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