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52yo US Citizen wanting to move to Switzerland

This is in German. I wish I could read it. I am new to this forum and I have wanted to move to Switzerland since I visited it as a child. I am almost retirement age now and would love to move there. So, I need all the information I can get. I am 52. Does that mean I can't move there because I am too old?
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Re: Intro - US Citizen Wanting to Move to Switzerland

This was the message I was talking about. Sorry. I'm new.

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Hi Joyce. Please take a look at the following Swiss Govt site:
http://www.eda.admin.ch/eda/en/home/...ontentPar_0004

Some excerpts of interest to you:
I assume you're over 22 years of age, and the Swissness of your parents/grandparents is in question. Are you 32 or younger?

Swiss Citizenship by Simplified Naturalization

3. A foreign child who could not become a Swiss citizen because a parent lost Swiss citizenship before the child’s birth (e.g., by a release from Swiss citizenship) can obtain simplified naturalization if he or she has close ties to Switzerland.
5. If the child is older than age 22, he or she can be naturalized only by the regular procedure, even if he or she has close ties to Switzerland.

Reinstatement of Swiss Citizenship
A foreign-born child who holds another citizenship in addition to Swiss citizenship loses Swiss citizenship if he or she was not registered with a domestic Swiss authority or a Swiss authority abroad (e.g., a Swiss representation or a Swiss civil registry) by age 22 at the latest.
If the child is older than age 22, he or she can file an application for reinstatement of citizenship within a period of ten years. If he or she has close ties to Switzerland, the application can be filed also after the deadline has expired.


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Assuming your great grandfather was Swiss, did he register your grandparents as Swiss in the US?
Did they register your parents?
Have you contacted the Consulate?
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This is in German. I wish I could read it. I am new to this forum and I have wanted to move to Switzerland since I visited it as a child. I am almost retirement age now and would love to move there. So, I need all the information I can get. I am 52. Does that mean I can't move there because I am too old?
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Re: 52yo US Citizen wanting to move to Switzerland

Hi and welcome to the forum.

Have you read this thread already ?

I want to live in Switzerland !

Age might be a barrier to get employed and come over as a worker.

There is also the marriage route and naturally the wealth route in order to obtain residency in CH.
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Re: 52yo US Citizen wanting to move to Switzerland

The information you linked to is about applying for citizenship, not about moving to Switzerland.
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The information you linked to is about applying for citizenship, not about moving to Switzerland.
OK, thank you. I will try something else
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Re: 52yo US Citizen wanting to move to Switzerland

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Hi and welcome to the forum.

Have you read this thread already ?

I want to live in Switzerland !

Age might be a barrier to get employed and come over as a worker.

There is also the marriage route and naturally the wealth route in order to obtain residency in CH.
Too old to catch anyone, ha ha. And, definitely NOT wealthy.
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Re: 52yo US Citizen wanting to move to Switzerland

Ancestry ? Perhaps regain an EU citizenship through parents and theirs ? I know many Aussies ( non-EU ) who worked hard at getting their Polish, British, Italian, Spanish etc. citizenship and enter Europe and CH on the freshly minted passport to reside and work / retire.
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Too old to catch anyone, ha ha. And, definitely NOT wealthy.
Then I'm not sure you have too many options. You could try France. It's much easier.
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Ancestry ? Perhaps regain an EU citizenship through parents and theirs ? I know many Aussies ( non-EU ) who worked hard at getting their Polish, British, Italian, Spanish etc. citizenship and enter Europe and CH on the freshly minted passport to reside and work / retire.
My ancestry is German and Irish. No living relatives over there though.
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Re: 52yo US Citizen wanting to move to Switzerland

http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en...r_descent.html ??

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http://www.bmi.bund.de/SharedDocs/St...tsang/faq.html ??
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Re: 52yo US Citizen wanting to move to Switzerland

Not that I know of.
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Re: 52yo US Citizen wanting to move to Switzerland

So that leaves ... dating and matchmaking sites
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So that leaves ... dating and matchmaking sites
Or France. I'm telling you it's easy and part of it as just like Switzerland.
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Re: 52yo US Citizen wanting to move to Switzerland

Which route(s) would be possible for him to France ?
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Or France. I'm telling you it's easy and part of it as just like Switzerland.
France is nice also. But i have been there also. I just like Switzerland better. But thanks for the option. I may have to use it.
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