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Old 06.02.2020, 07:56
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Re: Advice needed: US citizen changing name following divorce

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Pure foreigner families can also get a Familienausweis if they got married in Switzerland or got a child in Switzerland after 31. Dec 2005.
Exactly: I was a) not married to a Swiss person and b) did not have kids here (mine were born in the US). So I do not have a Familienausweiss. Hence why I cannot simply change my name in Switzerland and it has been made clear to me that this needs to be done through my home country (the US).
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