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Questions for people who applied for a Swiss Passport

What kind of questions were asked? Medical history? School History? Do they ask what kind of clubs you have went to, or hobbies you have/had?

I heard in the USA you need to know the names of all states. Is it the same in Switzerland with the Kantone?





How long did it take for the paperwork to get settled, for you to finally get your pass?
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How long did it take for the paperwork to get settled, for you to finally get your pass?
Two years.

And it's citizenship. The passport takes another few weeks/months.

(assuming that you need/want one)

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Two years.

And it's citizenship. The passport takes another few weeks/months.

(assuming that you need/want one)

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So citizenship is granted after 2 years, and the passport is granted after 2 years and a few weeks/months? Fair enough.

Do you know where I can apply for this? Honestly I don't who I'm supposed to call up. Die Gemeinde?

Will it end up being a hassle for me?
What questions did they ask you when you applied?
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Re: Questions for people who applied for a Swiss Passport

In your last post you made it sound like you didn't have much longer to live.

If so why would you be bothering to apply for Swiss citizenship?
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In your last post you made it sound like you didn't have much longer to live.

If so why would you be bothering to apply for Swiss citizenship?

Why not?
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In your last post you made it sound like you didn't have much longer to live.

If so why would you be bothering to apply for Swiss citizenship?
Well obviously he's going to fake his death and get a new life with a new (Swiss) identity.
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Well obviously he's going to fake his death
Sexist scum!

How do you know it's not a she, or something in-between?

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Why not?
Touché.
Enjoy the red tape.
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So citizenship is granted after 2 years, and the passport is granted after 2 years and a few weeks/months? Fair enough.

Do you know where I can apply for this? Honestly I don't who I'm supposed to call up. Die Gemeinde?

Will it end up being a hassle for me?
What questions did they ask you when you applied?
Yet you said in your other thread that you met all the requirements to apply for citizenship. So what is it? You do know - in which case you know where you need to start your application - or you don't?

https://www.ch.ch/en/regular-natural...-requirements/

Bear in mind that 2 years is a rough average, it could be less or it could be more. Yes, you'll probably need to know all the canton names, also your cantonal government, history, etc, and down to the gemeinde level too.
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Sexist scum!

How do you know it's not a she, or something in-between?

Tom
please tell me this is a very good joke.

I couldn't take third wave feminism in Beautiful Switzerland, not Switzerland. I can hardly stand it on the internet.
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Yet you said in your other thread that you met all the requirements to apply for citizenship. So what is it? You do know - in which case you know where you need to start your application - or you don't?

https://www.ch.ch/en/regular-natural...-requirements/

Bear in mind that 2 years is a rough average, it could be less or it could be more. Yes, you'll probably need to know all the canton names, also your cantonal government, history, etc, and down to the gemeinde level too.
wtf? most swiss born people in my village wouldn't even know that.

So they'l just send me back if I forget the name of some Kanton??
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Re: Questions for people who applied for a Swiss Passport

Send you back where? Just because you don't get citizenship doesn't mean you can't continue to live and work here if you have a job to support yourself with.

The Swiss don't give their citizenship easily or quickly and many are not successful. These are a couple of recent cases.

http://www.thelocal.ch/20141014/us-e...ears-residency

http://time.com/4300399/switzerland-...-hands-female/
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Send you back where? Just because you don't get citizenship doesn't mean you can't continue to live and work here if you have a job to support yourself with.

The Swiss don't give their citizenship easily or quickly and many are not successful. These are a couple of recent cases.

http://www.thelocal.ch/20141014/us-e...ears-residency

http://time.com/4300399/switzerland-...-hands-female/
Well, guess I should get to learning stuff about my Gemeinde. I'm assuming I need knowledge on the Village, and not the Bezirk.

I honestly don't have many ideas where to start. Wiki I guess lol? This is kind of fun. Like a wild goose chase.
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Re: Questions for people who applied for a Swiss Passport

Gee, how about you start with your gemeinde's website. Though if you know so little I wouldn't hold out a lot of hope for a successful application.

You do realise it will also cost you money to apply? Quite a lot of it in fact.

Fees for regular naturalisation

Commune* Between CHF 500 and CHF 1,000 per person

Canton* Up to CHF 2,000 per person


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  • Married couple with or without under-age children: CHF 150
  • Unmarried individual with or without person under-age children: CHF 100
  • Under-age child: CHF 50
* These fees vary significantly from one commune or canton to another and should be considered as a ballpark figure.

There may also be additional costs for residence certificate, criminal record certificate, debt registry certificate, etc. Contact the authority responsible for naturalisation for more information.

https://www.ch.ch/en/regular-naturalisation/
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Re: Questions for people who applied for a Swiss Passport

The scary part for me is, I can register and then be turned down after 2 years, and then I will have wasted a lot of money and gotten literally nothing.





I think the real reason people don't opt for a swiss pass is not because they can't be bothered, like the newspapers like to suggest. I think it's more a matter of it being so disheartening. I'm already second thinking this.

I mean, my aunts and cousins are Swiss. Does that help my case?
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Not really. A little on the integration side, but that's all. If they live in the same place as you it might help some at the gemeinde level.
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I think the real reason people don't opt for a swiss pass is not because they can't be bothered, like the newspapers like to suggest
I think that's kinda the point.
If they're going to give somebody a passport and allow them to become a citizen of their country I think they expect that person to 'be bothered'.

CH is not the UK
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I now have newspapers scattered all over my room, to become a swiss, I must feel swiss. I read every line, the local newspapers are terribly boring, but the feeling of the cheap paper in my weak hands is ever so therapeutic. I can feel myself become one with the Gemeinde, who's at the top who's at the bottom, their faces becomes ingrained within me. I now feel I'm closer then I was before, I'm moving in the right direction, become swiss, feel swiss.
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wtf? most swiss born people in my village wouldn't even know that.
LOL, that's a fact. I would never have one of those passports if I had to answer the questions they ask. The trick ist to be born far away by Swiss parents.
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So they'l just send me back if I forget the name of some Kanton??
The name of the cantons will be the least problem. What do you know about Swiss history? Real and fake (Wilhelm Tell)

However, it all depends where you start from. Are you married to a Swiss? At least 5 years before you can apply for a passport (erleichterte Einbürgerung) and I don't remember my ex moaning about difficult questions really. Maybe if you're from EU it's less than 5 years.
No personal relationship to Switzerland? From EU? 5 years until C permit. As far as I know you can't apply for a Swiss passport before you got a C. This version will require lots of questions plus a payment of a sum.
There's information here (in German) and the best place to get all the exact answers to your personal situation is the Gemeinde.
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Re: Questions for people who applied for a Swiss Passport

Nono I already have the B permit. I want Swiss citizenship, I probably won't be allowed in the army, but I still want it.
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