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Old 07.02.2011, 17:10
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Marriage between a Turkish and French-Swiss Citizen and whole process

Hi,

Me and my French-Swiss Citizen girlfriend would like to marry soon. We already investigated about the process through the Swiss Consulates website. The timespan given is taking about 4 to 8 weeks for an approval of marriage if all the documents we provide will be satisfactory after the investigations.
It seems straight-forward and simple. But honestly saying, we have doubts for the timespan because I am a Germany born, Turkish citizen.

Our concern is about the process of having a residency permission for myself in the most possible short time. We would like to know if in a case of pregnancy would it effect the process to have a residency permission for me? Because we both live alone in separate countries the pregnancy period for my girlfriend would be too hard to deal between work and lone life if it takes months long which I have read on many other forums that it could. We are both educated adults with professions and jobs at a certain border of biological ages for pregnancy.

We would like to know if any of people in here had a similar experience. I already send an email to the Turkish Swiss Consulate about it and waiting
for an answer.

Besides the problem above, we couldn't decide which way we should choose
to marry. Is it better to marry in Turkey or Swiss? Does this have any effect
on the investigation process? I felt it would be faster if we decide to marry in
Swiss but I can't be sure.

Thanks for any help,
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Re: Marriage between a Turkish and French-Swiss Citizen and whole process

Hello Shuriken> I don't know if this is helpful, but the law in Switzerland is that even if you marry outside of the country or if you marry in a church in the country, you have to have a civil wedding at a commune office. I recently married my Swiss husband and I went to the Canadian embassy with a lot of documents, followed by getting approval of the documents by the commune we wanted to get married in (you should apply in the commune where you or your partner lives). In summary> Get a civil wedding in Switzerland!! I hope this helps!
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Re: Marriage between a Turkish and French-Swiss Citizen and whole process

I am Canadian married to a German (Turkish background)

We got married in Istanbul and when we moved here, we came with our Family Book the city of Istanbul gave us. It was not a problem at all. Getting married in Istanbul wasn't too difficult, we had to provide a lot a paperwork beside blood tests and when it was all done, everything was easy here.

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Hello Shuriken> I don't know if this is helpful, but the law in Switzerland is that even if you marry outside of the country or if you marry in a church in the country, you have to have a civil wedding at a commune office. I recently married my Swiss husband and I went to the Canadian embassy with a lot of documents, followed by getting approval of the documents by the commune we wanted to get married in (you should apply in the commune where you or your partner lives). In summary> Get a civil wedding in Switzerland!! I hope this helps!
This is the first time I've ever heard anyone having to marry again in Switzerland once they were already married. Did they tell you why? Was your wedding only a religious wedding?
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This is the first time I've ever heard anyone having to marry again in Switzerland once they were already married. Did they tell you why? Was your wedding only a religious wedding?
Me too!

But it won't be a problem if they get married in Istanbul since only civil marriage are recognized by the government!
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Hello Shuriken> I don't know if this is helpful, but the law in Switzerland is that even if you marry outside of the country or if you marry in a church in the country, you have to have a civil wedding at a commune office. I recently married my Swiss husband and I went to the Canadian embassy with a lot of documents, followed by getting approval of the documents by the commune we wanted to get married in (you should apply in the commune where you or your partner lives). In summary> Get a civil wedding in Switzerland!! I hope this helps!
Thanks ambika_40, can you please recall what type of documents they asked from you? Because what I have seen on the Swiss Consulate site seems actually not much. But I don't know if a marriage approval includes a permanent or long term stay visa. I am curious about the paperworks and the time it takes them to investigate. Thanks again for the message.
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I am Canadian married to a German (Turkish background)

We got married in Istanbul and when we moved here, we came with our Family Book the city of Istanbul gave us. It was not a problem at all. Getting married in Istanbul wasn't too difficult, we had to provide a lot a paperwork beside blood tests and when it was all done, everything was easy here.

Tabrik ederim, hayirli olsun!

Nil
Thank you, Nil. I never heard about the blood test but thats ok. For 2011 the swiss law about international marriages has changed. The cause for this was explained as a result of fake marriages. But then real marriages were put in
at stake too. Our main concern is about pregnancy, my girlfriend wants to be
pregnant but we can't be sure how long it would take after marriage, marriage approval and a stay visa permission for me.

Thanks for the answer.
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