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Ordinary Naturalisation Process -- time between authorisations and swearing in

Hello! I am a non-EU getting naturalised in Geneva. I applied in October and in the past couple of months, I got a letter from my commune approving me and the federal authorisation approval from Bern (paid 115 CHF to pick it up from the post).

I've looked at the naturalisation diagram and was wondering how long it takes now till swearing in etc? Just roughly from everyone's experience?

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Old 26.02.2016, 20:39
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Re: Ordinary Naturalisation Process -- time between authorisations and swearing in

Is there a swearing in??

Always thought you went to Townhall and applied for your new passport
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Re: Ordinary Naturalisation Process -- time between authorisations and swearing in

There's a swearing in ceremony for over 18s, isn't there? Did that not happen to you?
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Re: Ordinary Naturalisation Process -- time between authorisations and swearing in

I´m not Swiss
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There's a swearing in ceremony for over 18s, isn't there? Did that not happen to you?
it is actually more like a swearing ceremony: once you receive your passport, you are expected to immediately start complaining about foreigners
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Old 27.02.2016, 17:52
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Hello! I am a non-EU getting naturalised in Geneva. I applied in October and in the past couple of months, I got a letter from my commune approving me and the federal authorisation approval from Bern (paid 115 CHF to pick it up from the post)...
Wow, only 4 months for all 3 levels to approve an ordinary naturalization application? That's got to be record time so you should be thrilled! I'm doing facilitated and still haven't received written approval at any level (although I have done the interview at the commune).

I don't know how long you should expect to wait, but do expect a few more bills to arrive. The 115 is just for the feds. The canton and commune each get to charge a fee too.
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There's a swearing in ceremony for over 18s, isn't there? Did that not happen to you?
Nope did not happen to me. Just collected the documents from the Geminde, applied for passport and id card end of story.
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Nope did not happen to me. Just collected the documents from the Gemeinde, applied for passport and id card end of story.
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Re: Ordinary Naturalisation Process -- time between authorisations and swearing in

Oh amazing, I wouldn't mind skipping it! Can I ask you how long ago this was?
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Oh amazing, I wouldn't mind skipping it! Can I ask you how long ago this was?
3/4 years ago
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Re: Ordinary Naturalisation Process -- time between authorisations and swearing in

Friend of mine (EU) got his passport last September, no swearing in.
I am surprised at the time frame though, he is married to a Swiss and even then it took him 9 months, which is already pretty fast. So 5 months is amazing
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Friend of mine (EU) got his passport last September, no swearing in.
I am surprised at the time frame though, he is married to a Swiss and even then it took him 9 months, which is already pretty fast. So 5 months is amazing
Me too; my youngest finally got around to looked into applying for facilitated citizenship last summer.... lived here all his life, is marrying a suissesse next year, fully integrated, etc. and was told that there was such a massive backlog in Geneva that he'd be much better off waiting until he'd moved to up Fribourg and then applying there!

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Re: Ordinary Naturalisation Process -- time between authorisations and swearing in

That's so weird cause when I went for my interview with the service des naturalisation in GVA, he told me it should be a year max cause GVA has put a lot of effort in to make it faster.
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Re: Ordinary Naturalisation Process -- time between authorisations and swearing in

#2 son knew he was moving at some point this year, and decided that a possible application time of several months wasn't worth the risk; if he'd changed cantons half-way through he'd have needed to start over.
He's waited 34 years, another few months don't make much difference!
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Re: Ordinary Naturalisation Process -- time between authorisations and swearing in

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Hello! I am a non-EU getting naturalised in Geneva. I applied in October and in the past couple of months, I got a letter from my commune approving me and the federal authorisation approval from Bern (paid 115 CHF to pick it up from the post).
That was fast. Congratulations!

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I've looked at the naturalisation diagram and was wondering how long it takes now till swearing in etc? Just roughly from everyone's experience?
Couple months, according to documentation from the canton. See this thread.

And indeed, there is a swearing in ceremony in Geneva. See video.
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