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Old 19.09.2011, 21:42
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My wife and kids could also get a third if they wanted; she could renew her Irish passport and apply for theirs, but maybe 3 is going over the top a bit.
Definitely not over the top. May be useful at a later stage, who knows. So I would encourage them to go ahead.
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Old 19.09.2011, 21:48
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I guess you know what you have to do now:

1) Schweizer wählen SVP

2) Rise above the Ausländer on this forum, assume an air of superiority

3) Defend pointless conservative Swiss traditionalism just because you can
BUT
4) Aus Liebe zur Schweiz --- FDP wählen (out of love for Switzerland, vote for the Liberals)
5) Für soziale Gerechtigkeit --- SP wählen (for social justice vote for the Social Democrats
6) Für Umweltschutz und wirtschaftlichen Fortschritt -- GLP wählen (for environment protection and economic progress -- vote for the Green-Liberals
*** if you are at home right-of-centre but dislike SVP, FDP, CVP and GLP, you still can vote BDP, a party whose primary identification is that they are NON-SVPler
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Old 19.09.2011, 21:55
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Congratulations!!

Does that mean you only eat Rösti, Schnipo, and Fondue now?
Schnipo and Röschti YES, but Fondue only twice per year, but twice per week, as he is in Zürich ZüRI-GSCHNETZLETS ! plus 2 times per week a grilled Cervelat and 2 times per week a grilled Bratwurst

Because you see, he has not become primarily a CH-citizen, upon authorisation of the Swiss Confederation, but he has become a citizen of the Canton of Zurich upon authorisation of the State Chancellory of the Canton of Zurich (issuer of the CH passports in the Canton of Zürich), and this automatically made him a CH-citizen. So that his prime-obligation is not towards the union but towards the Canton
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Old 19.09.2011, 21:56
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Seriously were is the red shoes business coming from, the swiss do not wear them that much, ive been keeping my eye open and i very rarely see them.

Congratulation btw for joining the ranks of the greatest country on earth
Many people are red/brown colour blind so maybe you are seeing red shoes but think they are brown
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not to forget write complaint letter to your neighbours especially the non holders of the red book
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Pah ! I bet your Swiss passports don't have a warning from the Queen

Her Britannic Majesty's Secretary of State Requests and requires in the Name of Her Majesty all those whom it may concern to allow the bearer to pass freely without let or hindrance, and to afford the bearer such assistance and protection as may be necessary.

i.e. don't mess with this gentleman

P.S Well done
What it does not mention is the last line in the quote "because we won't"...

Congratulations Carl
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@ Karl.

Congratulations.

I wanted to add this little bit of "paperwork" to the moment.

Remember that you now need to change your drivers license and ownership papers (the grey card) for your car(s) to reflect that you are now Swiss.
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My beautiful red Swiss pass arrived today!! Yee Haa...I am now a card carrying member!! It's been a long, long process, both mental and bureaucratic, but if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Now, if I could just pronounce Chäsiküchli correctly..
Congratulations!

And the "Chäschüechli" will follow!
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