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Halo. I am an American of a Swiss-born mother. Growing up, we traveled to Switzerland every summer to visit my family, who all still reside there.

It's been a dream of mine to move home and be close to my family. Now, that I'm older, divorced and my children are grown I would like to make it happen.

As a daughter of a Swiss-born mother, would I have any luck getting permits to work and live in the country? Ultimately, I would love a Swiss citizenship but would be ecstatic to just have the permits needed to live and work. I just don't even know where to begin. Any suggestions/answers would be appreciated. Merci!

Tschüss,

Heidi
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Herzliche Willkommen zum EF!

You might wish to post another thread under here:

http://www.englishforum.ch/permits-visas-government/

on matters pertaining to permits, citizenship etc.

Have you checked with your nearest Swiss Consulate General about your eligibility for a red passport ?

http://www.eda.admin.ch/la

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The site jrspet linked has loads of info for you. It looks like you can get a passport:

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Child born before 1st July 1985 whose mother is Swiss (Article 58a)
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"A child with foreign nationality who was born before 1st July 1985, and whose mother was a Swiss citizen before or at the time of the birth, can submit an application for simplified naturalisation if he/she has close connections with Switzerland".
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Ahh, that would be under Forum Support:

Please check this Thread. Your question may already have been covered.

in particular, this well written sticky:

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Re: Grüezi von America

Hello Heidi,
I found a post that might help you with your quest:

Facilitated naturalization interview

Here is another post:

Intro - US Citizen Wanting to Move to Switzerland
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Es war eine lange Zeit da ich in diesem Forum gepostet haben. Ich habe die Hinweise der Mitglieder gefasst hier und mein Schweizer Bürgerrecht beantragt!
Es ist ein sehr lange Prozess aber arbeiten noch. Es kann andere Jahr nehmt aber ich hoffe nicht. Dies Dezember ich habe mein "Personal Interview" mit den Konsulat und ich bin sehr froh. Vielen dank zu alle für dein hilft. Grüsse, Heidi
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Es war eine lange Zeit da ich in diesem Forum gepostet haben. Ich habe die Hinweise der Mitglieder gefasst hier und mein Schweizer Bürgerrecht beantragt!
Es ist ein sehr lange Prozess aber arbeiten noch. Es kann andere Jahr nehmt aber ich hoffe nicht. Dies Dezember ich habe mein "Personal Interview" mit den Konsulat und ich bin sehr froh. Vielen dank zu alle für dein hilft. Grüsse, Heidi
You got to keep it in English....
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You got to keep it in English....
When you put it into Google Translate it starts to make sense:

"It was a long time since I have posted in this forum. I have taken the advice of the members here and asked my Swiss citizenship! It is a very long process but still working. It may take another year, but I hope not. This December, I have my "personal interview" with the consulate and I am very happy. Thank you to all for your help. Regards, Heidi"
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Re: Grüezi von America

I know what it says but it is a forum rule....dont want to translate every post though....
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