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Re: Facilitated naturalization interview

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Does anybody know roughly how long does it take to get a reply after the interview? It has been already 4 month after my interview and i have lodged my application in November 2015. Non-EU, married, lived last 8 years& applied in Baselland. What are the next steps how far I am in the process?

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Old 07.09.2016, 14:11
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Does anybody know roughly how long does it take to get a reply after the interview? It has been already 4 month after my interview and i have lodged my application in November 2015. Non-EU, married, lived last 8 years& applied in Baselland. What are the next steps how far I am in the process?

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Either you'll receive a Post Notice to pick up a registered letter along with a 750CHF fee for your approval or you'll get a regular letter outlining what the next step might be. I think it took 3-5 months from my interview to getting the approval.
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Old 07.09.2016, 14:29
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Does anybody know roughly how long does it take to get a reply after the interview? It has been already 4 month after my interview and i have lodged my application in November 2015. Non-EU, married, lived last 8 years& applied in Baselland. What are the next steps how far I am in the process?
It could be anywhere from six to twelve months. One thing you can do is ask your references in Switzerland to let you know when they get a letter from Bern; that's the first thing that should happen.

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Either you'll receive a Post Notice to pick up a registered letter along with a 750CHF fee for your approval or you'll get a regular letter outlining what the next step might be. I think it took 3-5 months from my interview to getting the approval.

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Do you think it is beneficial to contact FOM and ask about it and whether they need additional information? Is there any risk in contacting them?
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Old 07.09.2016, 16:28
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Do you think it is beneficial to contact FOM and ask about it and whether they need additional information? Is there any risk in contacting them?
I have always heard that it is best NOT to pester them. Just arm yourself with patience and start buying beer for that celebration still months ahead...
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Old 07.09.2016, 19:06
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Thabks for the info
Do you think it is beneficial to contact FOM and ask about it and whether they need additional information? Is there any risk in contacting them?
Do you know what could be the next steps? I am kind of waiting and waiting and I have no idea what I can do, where I am in the process.
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Old 07.09.2016, 20:46
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Either you'll receive a Post Notice to pick up a registered letter along with a 750CHF fee for your approval or you'll get a regular letter...
I believe the processing fee (which I think by now has gone well beyond 750CHF) is invoiced regardless of whether Swiss citizenship is awarded or not. It's a processing fee, not passport price.

To my knowledge, Swiss embassy and consulate staff are trained to advise prospective applicants on the chances of their application's approval, presumably discouraging unlikely candidates from needlessly incurring the debt.
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Old 08.09.2016, 09:13
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Re: Facilitated naturalization interview

You are in the process. What more do you want? It can take up to a year and a half if you are a complicated case.
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Do you know what could be the next steps? I am kind of waiting and waiting and I have no idea what I can do, where I am in the process.
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Either you'll receive a Post Notice to pick up a registered letter along with a 750CHF fee for your approval or you'll get a regular letter outlining what the next step might be. I think it took 3-5 months from my interview to getting the approval.

I just got a letter saying that I confirm that i have not commited a crime and in a stable marriage. I will send it back tomorrow. How many more months does it take?
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Old 12.09.2016, 20:47
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I just got a letter saying that I confirm that i have not commited a crime and in a stable marriage. I will send it back tomorrow. How many more months does it take?
I think it was 3 months after that document that I got the preliminary approval, which said it would be one more month until it final approval. I guess that's to allow time for any protests or whatever. So I'd say about 3-4 months left in your case.
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Old 12.09.2016, 22:34
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Guess everone is getting panicky about the next SVP Initiative
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I just got a letter saying that I confirm that i have not commited a crime and in a stable marriage. I will send it back tomorrow. How many more months does it take?
When I received that letter, it was around one or two months before I got the final notification of citizenship. You are almost there!
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Re: Facilitated naturalization interview

I received a letter saying they have positive decision on my application and I will received another letter in 2 months with the final decision. I dont know should I feel Swiss or not yet and let's see how long this part is again going to take.
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Old 28.10.2016, 23:11
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I received a letter saying they have positive decision on my application and I will received another letter in 2 months with the final decision. I dont know should I feel Swiss or not yet and let's see how long this part is again going to take.
I think I got the final approval letter about 6 weeks later, and then had to make the appointment for the passport. That took another week or two, and the passport took just a few days after the appointment. You're nearly there!
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Yes you should be already outside yodeling!

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I received a letter saying they have positive decision on my application and I will received another letter in 2 months with the final decision. I dont know should I feel Swiss or not yet and let's see how long this part is again going to take.
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Re: Facilitated naturalization interview

I have a question-

I'm applying for facilitated naturalization from abroad (USA). My local consulate is NYC but the canton my family is from is Graubünden.

Who is making the decisions in naturalization from abroad - the American consulate, Graubünden, or Bern? Is it easier/harder to get naturalization from specific places, or are they all pretty much equal in difficulty?
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Old 12.11.2016, 20:39
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I have a question-

I'm applying for facilitated naturalization from abroad (USA). My local consulate is NYC but the canton my family is from is Graubünden.

Who is making the decisions in naturalization from abroad - the American consulate, Graubünden, or Bern? Is it easier/harder to get naturalization from specific places, or are they all pretty much equal in difficulty?
For facilitated naturalisation, Bern makes the decision.
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Re: Facilitated naturalization interview

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...uergerung.html

You don't get naturalisation from specific places for facilitated.
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Re: Facilitated naturalization interview

Hi Everyone,

I posted in July 2015 to let you all know that I had submitted all my papers and completed the interview. I wanted to update you all on my process, ask a question, and maybe receive some reassurances as a bonus .

Bern contacted 3 out of the 5 people whom I had listed as references on June 6, 2016. They all replied very quickly (within a few days) and all very favorably.

Since then, I have heard nothing. I know the longer the process takes the better the ultimate news, and I have been very patient and positive, and continue to be. It is now almost exactly 18 months since I applied and this is the initial time frame I was given for the process. A friend who lives in Switzerland and who is applying for naturalization told me she was informed that decisions are made in December and April. I was hoping it would be December for me, but perhaps that was over ambitious.

I wanted to know when people who were naturalized received their responses. I noticed from the thread that some did in April, but is that a trend, and did anyone receive their answer in December, or any other month?

I'm eager to receive news. I'm very hopeful that it will be a positive one - I'm getting antsy!

I would love to hear from anyone on when you received your responses, and words of encouragement if you believe they are appropriate to my situation.

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Re: Facilitated naturalization interview

It really varies. I applied for facilitated through my husband in December '13 and received my decision one year later in December '14. Another friend went the normal naturalization route applying approximately April and received her news about a year later. Both canton ZH.

In my case, I was married, so they never even contacted my references. In my friend's case, she was born here and speaks Swiss German, so it was also "less to prove." It could be since you are doing it through your grandmother, it just takes longer to process and prove that your connection to Switzerland is strong enough. Just be patient. I am sure the expensive letter will come soon!

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I wanted to know when people who were naturalized received their responses. I noticed from the thread that some did in April, but is that a trend, and did anyone receive their answer in December, or any other month?
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