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Residence requirements for naturalization in Zurich Stadt

I was wondering if anyone had any knowledge/experience about naturalization in Zurich, specifically regarding the residence requirements. From here it seems that the requirement is to be in the city for two years:

https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/portal/...kblaetter.html

Though I seem to recall reading different other numbers for continuous residence in the city before applying for naturalization... is that just for other Gemeinden?

The 12 year requirement is also still in that document, but it will decrease to 10 at some point (along with requiring a C permit)... will that affect the Gemeinde requirements?

In about 3 years I will have reached 10 total years, so I am trying to be sure that I move to the right place now to avoid problems related to that in the future.

Thanks for any advice.
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Re: Residence requirements for naturalization in Zurich Stadt

Each gemeinde has its own rules for residency so they will all be different. Part of the new cantonal regulations will be a more harmonious period of between 2 and 5 years residency before you can apply. At the moment it varies between 2 and 12 years.

The new regs are expected to come into force in late 2016/early 2017. You will need a C permit and to get that in Zurich you will also need to speak German to a certain standard.
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Each gemeinde has its own rules for residency so they will all be different. Part of the new cantonal regulations will be a more harmonious period of between 2 and 5 years residency before you can apply. At the moment it varies between 2 and 12 years.

The new regs are expected to come into force in late 2016/early 2017. You will need a C permit and to get that in Zurich you will also need to speak German to a certain standard.
Thank you for the response. I was not clear in my original post, but I intended the question for Zurich Stadt. In other words, do I correctly read the document in that link which says "two years in Zurich Stadt is enough"? And I also assume I can move freely within the Gemeinde? And finally, is there any information about if the new regulations will affect the requirements of the Gemeinde? Seems like probably if it's 2 years in both Kanton and Stadt Zurich, probably they would not increase it... though nothing is stopping them I guess.
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Re: Residence requirements for naturalization in Zurich Stadt

Yes, that is enough at the moment. Whether they'll change it some time in the future who can say. As far as I'm aware there aren't any changes planned to harmonise gemeinde requirements, only federal and cantonal. And yes you can move freely within the gemeinde. You're not moving outside its boundaries so it has no effect on your gemeinde residency status.
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Yes, that is enough at the moment. Whether they'll change it some time in the future who can say. As far as I'm aware there aren't any changes planned to harmonise gemeinde requirements, only federal and cantonal. And yes you can move freely within the gemeinde. You're not moving outside its boundaries so it has no effect on your gemeinde residency status.
Thank you for the information!
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