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Received it today...

This thread shouldn't be in the 'Daily life' forum, because it can only happen once in a lifetime... I received it this morning, after some 24 years in Switzerland... red and brand new... with a little white cross on it, immaculate white...
Just for those wishing it so desperately, it doesn't change your roots... My new 'place of origin' is somewhere I accidently drove through on a foggy day years ago because I was lost ... Since I have my TomTom, it never happened again...
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Congratulations.

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This thread shouldn't be in the 'Daily life' forum, because it can only happen once in a lifetime... I received it this morning, after some 24 years in Switzerland... red and brand new... with a little white cross on it, immaculate white...
...a Swiss pocket knife?
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Re: Received it today...

Congratulations! Out of interest, how was the process for you? Easy peasy after 24 years here or still a bit of a pain but worth it at the end?
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Re: Received it today...

Thanks, it was easy peasy.
I have to say it was the facilitated procedure. It took about 8 months till the decision arrived last February. The 3 witnesses I had to name for the procedure were never contacted. I had to go to the police once for an interview, it was settled in 5 minutes.
In fact, the whole procedure was so totally uneventful that I waited some 10 months before asking the passport and the ID card...
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Re: Received it today...

I applied for my little red book ... three months later some bird rang up ..she spoke in swiss german , i could not understand a word .. so i handed the phone to my wife (swiss) ...my wife translated that my passport was ready.. ..

I was here 6 years ..but was married to a swiss, dont know what would be better. waiting 24 years for passport ..or marriage to a swiss and waiting 6 years ...
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Congratulations! (or would it be more appropriate to offer my condolences ah go ahead and groan me for that)

Seriously speaking: Did you have to hand in your other passport or do they let you have two?
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I have 4 passports..

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Re: Received it today...

Number 7,
My wife is swiss too. I didn't actually 'wait' for 24 years; I was never interested in a Swiss passport because I had my European passport and the Belgians didn't accept this kind of double nationality.

MGD,
I often wonder if congratulations are due, or if I would prefer the 'ni fleurs, ni couronnes' announcement for funerals. I have bothe B and CH passport now.
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Thanks, it was easy peasy.
I have to say it was the facilitated procedure. It took about 8 months till the decision arrived last February. The 3 witnesses I had to name for the procedure were never contacted. I had to go to the police once for an interview, it was settled in 5 minutes.
In fact, the whole procedure was so totally uneventful that I waited some 10 months before asking the passport and the ID card...
It cost you about 1000.- did'nt it? That's what they charged me 2 months ago.
I did'nt have to go to the police, one night at around 18.00, a plain clothes copper turned up unannounced at our home. He wanted to check whether we were really living together! He was so pleasant about it, we let him join us for supper.
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Re: Received it today...

I wasnt going to actually apply for a swiss passport, as i have an EU passport, but i thought what the heck

I think it is a good thing to have if you want to maintain switzerland as a base in Europe ...swiss pension is also pretty good))

I am now divorcing my swiss wife .. i grew tired of her about 2 years ago, that drooping bottom lip did it , she made the first move yesterday via her lawyer.. its my Birthday today ..no one could wish for a better Birthday present. Within three months i hope to get my life back...
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I have 4 passports..

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what four & what for?...
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It cost you about 1000.- did'nt it? That's what they charged me 2 months ago.
750, if I recall well.
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I wasnt going to actually apply for a swiss passport, as i have an EU passport, but i thought what the heck

I think it is a good thing to have if you want to maintain switzerland as a base in Europe ...swiss pension is also pretty good))

I am now divorcing my swiss wife .. i grew tired of her about 2 years ago, that drooping bottom lip did it , she made the first move yesterday via her lawyer.. its my Birthday today ..no one could wish for a better Birthday present. Within three months i hope to get my life back...
Is that what one does when one get's tired?
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Congratulations! (or would it be more appropriate to offer my condolences ah go ahead and groan me for that)

Seriously speaking: Did you have to hand in your other passport or do they let you have two?
You keep em both!
so when you arrive at ThiefRow you produce the Brit. & when you come to Kloten, you show the Red one (or blue card).
That way you keep everyone happy!
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Congratulations! Out of interest, how was the process for you? Easy peasy after 24 years here or still a bit of a pain but worth it at the end?
It's so much easier then when we first came in the 80's. But one does'nt really need it.
What made me get it after all these years, was because last year I tried to get a new british one & they told me to contact the office in Paris where it is now centralised & which looks after a good part of Europe.
Their was so much trouble involved, besides being more expensive then in the UK, that I nearly could'nt make a trip to the US.
So I decided to have a reserve, for eventualities.
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You keep em both!
so when you arrive at ThiefRow you produce the Brit. & when you come to Kloten, you show the Red one (or blue card).
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I wasnt going to actually apply for a swiss passport, as i have an EU passport, but i thought what the heck

I think it is a good thing to have if you want to maintain switzerland as a base in Europe ...swiss pension is also pretty good))

I am now divorcing my swiss wife .. i grew tired of her about 2 years ago, that drooping bottom lip did it , she made the first move yesterday via her lawyer.. its my Birthday today ..no one could wish for a better Birthday present. Within three months i hope to get my life back...
Is that what one does when one get's tired?

So much to say, such a thread-derailment to say it...


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give a rose to that righteous doo-gooder that just rode in on his horse ....could someone also correct my spelling mistakes... i just love those sort of twats..
1. I'm not a guy so if it is I to whom you refer as a riteous doo-gooder, you're only partially correct.

2. Most people don't wait for someone else to divorce them if they're "tired" of them. They either fix it or take care of it. Congrats on your passport though, Switzerland has really gained a winner there.

3. Although I know that in the UK "twat" isn't particularly vulgar, in the US it is almost as bad as it gets so again, if it is I to whom you refer as a "doo-gooder", I'd really appreciate you not calling me a "twat" unless you would like to see what sort of language I picked up while growing up around Marines. Okay pumpkin?
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