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Re: Eligibility for Swiss citizenship in four years

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This means my daughter who is 8 now, and spent first 6 years already here, need to wait for another 4 years in Zurich to apply instead of 2 years ( factoring 2x rule), to fulfill that federal rule?
Two more years are enough as the years from 8 to 18 count double:

See second part of Art. 9 Swiss Citizenship Act which reads:
"When calculating the length of residence mentioned in paragraph 1 letter b, the period that the applicant has lived in Switzerland between the ages of 8 and 18 counts as double. The actual length of residence must however amount to at least six years"

Also in canton of Zurich young people from age 16 to 25 only need an uninterrupted stay of two years in the canton, but not in the commune.

Edit: I am not sure if the 3 out of 5 years is also halved in case of an 8 to 18 years old. If not the minimum additional stay for the daughter would be 3 years.

Edit2: Note that stay on L do not count, als stay as a tourist do not count. Stay on legitimation card and Ci count. Stay on permit F count half. Stays abroad on request of the employer or for education purposes count if they are shorter than one year. Otherwise, for example in case of vacation you might be abroad for up to 6 months. Short, temporary visits to Switzerland, such as business trips or holidays do not interrupt the previous mentioned periods.
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