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Regular naturalization in Geneva - waitng time.

Apparently waiting time for regular naturalization in Geneva canton now is up to 4 (!) years. This is what my friend was told when she called the service. This is crazy. Does anybody have recent experience ? Who long did it take you from start to end ?

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Re: Regular naturalization in Geneva - waitng time.

I read between 1- 2 years but most likely 1 year
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Re: Regular naturalization in Geneva - waitng time.

My colleagues waited from to 2-2.5 years because it had to go through the three levels. Faciliatated takes slightly less then a year
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What does faciliatated means?is it different than naturalisation?
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Re: Regular naturalization in Geneva - waitng time.

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What does faciliatated means?is it different than naturalisation?
Normal naturalisation, requires you to have been resident in CH for 12 years or more and you have to jump through all the hoops.

Facilitated naturalisation, requires you to have been married to a Swiss citizen for 3 years, have lived in CH for 5 years and there are less hoops to jump through.... hence it is quicker.
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Re: Regular naturalization in Geneva - waitng time.

It seems to be an old information; according to my friend who spoke to naturalization service recently, it now takes up to 4 years for regular naturalization and up to 3 years for facilitated. So 16 (12+4) years to get Swiss nationality! What is also bad that the whole process is totally obscure. You can never know on what stage your application is. The only thing they can say “it is in progress” . Though, I have heard many times that if you submit through _right_ lawyer, it can be fast-tracked. Does anybody know such lawyer ?

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Re: Regular naturalization in Geneva - waitng time.

Really no different than in other countries. Took me a few years in Canada as well, and there was no transparency either.
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