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Old 06.04.2011, 12:14
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Gee, I never got a ceremony, nor did I need to take an oath!

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Yeah buddy, don't sign up with Passport Getting Society of Lagos for your naturalisation process.
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Old 06.04.2011, 12:25
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Congratulations! I'll hopefully be following in your footsteps in about 4 years, for similar reasons.
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Congratulations!
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.....as a swiss!

We had yesterday our official ceremony with around 100 other persons. A speech was given by a member of the Fribourg Conseil d'Etat during which we were thanked for taking this step and enriching the canton with our know-how, with our cultural background and our service to the whole population. I was personaly touched by the speech. We were then called person by person to stand-up, raise our right hand and take the oath by saying "je m'y engage" or "ich verpflichte mich", and commit our loyalty to federal and cantonal constitution, to respect and defend the laws and freedom of this country. When calling the person, they also mentioned the profession and it was amazing and touching to see the diversity of cultures and professions of people who decided one day to be swiss. It was a snapshot of the whole community and I am now a full member of it with rights and duties.

When I started the naturalization I was googling for some information on the process and that's how I came across EF and joined it. It was interesting and exciting to see "integration" in swiss and EF community progressing in parallel, one with political, geographical questions about the country and the other with "thanks", "green blobbies" , heated debates and a lot of fun. Thank you all for making this real and virtual place a nice community
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Félicitations cher Monsieur Vertigo et bienvenu
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I am using Smartvote and I am more on the center-right. So I am studying the Green-liberals program right now



Yep, secret training already started.


Yeap anyday except Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.



Same thing happened to our italian neighbour married to a swiss. Apparently it's the accelerated procedure.



-1: my young kids (5 & 9) are born here, feel at home here and they don't see themselves as foreigners. I wanted them to have the same rights and a guarantee later to stay here if we decided with my wife to go somewhere else. I am established here and want also to have the possibility to vote on important decisions. I plan to have some political activities in the canton.

-2: I did not need to give up any citizenship. It's a citizenship more.

-3: I feel the same, but I really care about switzerland and was already "defending" it in discussions especially to illustrate that positive diversity/integration does exist in this country.



No, I feel the same. The naturalization process comes after 12y presence here and lasts for 18 months. So it's a very gradual change and therefore I am constantly different
But when voting you could do it as follows

- Take either a list of the FDP (Liberals) or the SPS (Social Democrats). Duplicate whomever you like while deleting others. Taking people from the other party onto you list twice while deleting non wanted ones once. Then have a look through all the lists and when detecting something you like (for example a schoolfriend) add him to your list while deleting two others. So that your list is a coalition !
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Congrats, MrVertigo!
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