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Old 14.09.2011, 18:38
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My red passport arrived!!

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..
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Old 14.09.2011, 18:40
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Congratulations!
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Old 14.09.2011, 18:43
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Re: My red passport arrived!!

Congratulations!

He was happy to get a red book, too, you know.
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Old 14.09.2011, 18:45
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Smile!!

Now, go and exercise your citizenship rights!!!

Cheers
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Old 14.09.2011, 19:55
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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..
The Chäschüechli and Chuchichäschtli thing is not that important. What counts is that you lost your sense of humor, turned utterly opiniated, started bumping everyone in the street, staring at people, exspecially expats, leaving mean little notes in the laundry room and wearing red shoes. Welcome.
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and wearing red shoes. Welcome.
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
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Old 15.09.2011, 05:36
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Congrats, Karl!!
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Have you started reporting the activities of of your neighbors yet, esp the auslanders?

Oh,
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Awesome. Next step, this thread: Expatriation [giving up citizenship] for U.S. Citizens - How To Guide
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congrats! welcome to the club
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That is great news, congratulations!!!
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Old 15.09.2011, 09:34
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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
In his book, Swiss Watching, Diccon Bewes stated that about one in five Swiss wears red shoes, he mentioned that phenomenon in four or five different chapters, and many EFers agreed with him. Extremely frequent red shoes had been a recurrent topic on the EF already before the release of Bewes' book.

All in all, his book is fairly good and worth reading even for a Swiss, but the red shoes thing shows that there may be other subjects too that are not to be taken seriously. Besides that, the approval by many EFer shows how selective human perception can be.
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Congratulations! Looking back to when you first landed on these shores... (?) did you think that you'd make it to this day?
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Old 15.09.2011, 09:41
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Congrats. Got mine this week too. Took less than week from filling in the online form to getting it in the post.
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Old 15.09.2011, 09:49
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Congrats and enjoy the benifts

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Old 15.09.2011, 09:51
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Congrats. Got mine this week too. Took less than week from filling in the online form to getting it in the post.
I had to go for a special photo session in Granges-Paccot.
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Old 15.09.2011, 09:55
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I had to go for a special photo session in Granges-Paccot.
Me too, but I got the appt 2 days after I submitted the online form. This was on the Wednesday, passport was ready to pick up on the following Monday.
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Old 15.09.2011, 09:58
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Re: My red passport arrived!!

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

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Old 15.09.2011, 10:50
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Smile!!

Now, go and exercise your citizenship rights!!!

Cheers

Wouldn't that mean 'Don't Smile!!'


Congrats though and welcome to the club
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