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Keep in mind that your kids are US citizens if you are (unless you have some probably unlikely circumstances, like not living in the country for X number of years and being born outside of the US, yourself)
Yes, I know. They're all teenagers and are aware of FATCA and will need to make that decision for themselves later.
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Old 05.10.2012, 21:11
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Meanwhile, SHOULD they have more than USD 10k among their various accounts, they too are obliged to file FuBARs!

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Meanwhile, SHOULD they have more than USD 10k among their various accounts, they too are obliged to file FuBARs!

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Tom
Yes, we've been legit till now and filled out everything needed. It's just such a hassle and I find very unfair, which is one of the main reasons for me wanting the Swiss passport, in case it just gets to be too much. The kids can make this decision then on their own.
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Old 05.10.2012, 21:36
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Yes, we've been legit till now and filled out everything needed. It's just such a hassle and I find very unfair, which is one of the main reasons for me wanting the Swiss passport, in case it just gets to be too much. The kids can make this decision then on their own.
Mine are planning on dumping it as we speak (but they also have Canadian as well as Swiss).

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Mine are planning on dumping it as we speak (but they also have Canadian as well as Swiss).

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How old are they? That's good they also have Canadian. I think mine won't make that decision till far in the future.
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Old 08.10.2012, 09:20
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How old are they? That's good they also have Canadian. I think mine won't make that decision till far in the future.
19 and 22.

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Old 09.10.2012, 22:16
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Well just got a letter from Migration office that my naturalization is now Legally valid
I'm now officially Swiss.
Hi, How long it will took for the final confirmation, once you receive your initial approval letter.

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Old 10.10.2012, 08:21
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Hi, How long it will took for the final confirmation, once you receive your initial approval letter.

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Re: Facilitated naturalization interview

Yes I think it was around 30 days
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30 days.
Received a communication today as my naturalisation is legally valid . Do I need to call them up for the new family certificate now or I have to wait for the official confirmation from my commune?
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Old 30.10.2012, 10:54
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You have to call for a new family book. If you received the yellow sheet from the Gemeinde, then you are in the computer.
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You have to call for a new family book. If you received the yellow sheet from the Gemeinde, then you are in the computer.
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Just called them. It seems they have not received the communication regarding my naturalisation. So I have to wait for some more time. I have not received any yellow sheet yet.

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You have to call for a new family book. If you received the yellow sheet from the Gemeinde, then you are in the computer.
Well received my Family Certificate. Officially Swiss now
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Re: Facilitated naturalization interview

Hi everyone,

My update. I can't find my original posts. I am in the U.S., lived here basically many years, married to a Swiss-born (Swiss-raised) man, applied for citizenship after completing 6 years of marriage. All of you helped me a lot in going about this.

Had basically many (more than 1x a year) trips to Switzerland since before and certainly after marriage.
Husband and kids all carry Swiss passports.
No French, German, Italian or Romansch speaking skills, but can muddle through in French. With Enormous Difficulty (interview had to take place in English).
Interview: Nov 2011.
Federal Swiss Gov accepts application for citizenship in September 2012.
Swiss Embassy is notified in October 2012.
I was notified last week.

This week I am going to do my biometrics to get the passport.

Thanks all.
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Federal Swiss Gov accepts application for citizenship in September 2012.
Congratulations and welcome to the club! Your case seems to be very similar to my wife's, who had her interview six or seven months ago, pretty much in the same conditions (basic French). I am patiently waiting, she is getting a little antsy...
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Re: Facilitated naturalization interview

Hello, I´ve just joined this interesting forum!!!

I am from Argentina and I had my interview here in Buenos Aires in March 2009. In my case, my grandfather was from Basel and I decided to start this hard journey to get the swiss citizenship for me and my kids.
In December 2009 some friends in Swiss received letters asking for references. No comments from the Embassy here in Argentina during the last years and one month ago I received an envelope from the Embassy where they asked me to sign a letter of legal order (where I indicate that I have no legal problems, I had already signed this letter when I had the interview in 2009).
I believe that I am closed to the final decision, but so far I am still waiting....for more than 3 years!!
Thanks Gonzus for all your postings...all your steps seems to be similar to mine...hope I recieve the final approval!!!
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I believe that I am closed to the final decision, but so far I am still waiting....for more than 3 years!!
Wow, that's a long time. Perhaps it varies from country to country (Argentina), or your canton takes more time to approve things (Bern). Anyway, I think you are ready; that form you had to sign for the second time is the final formality. In my case it took one or two months between signing that and getting the final approval.

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Thanks Gonzus for all your postings...all your steps seems to be similar to mine...hope I recieve the final approval!!!
I am happy to hear that the information I posted was of help to you. Good luck and please let us know if/when you do get final notice!

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Re: Facilitated naturalization interview

Yesterday one of my friends in Switzerland wrote to me to let me know he had just received a letter from Bern regarding my wife's naturalization process. She had her interview at the Embassy on April 18th, so about 6.5 months have passed since then; this is consistent with my previous experience.

The letter from Bern still asks for the same three things: what my friend knows about my wife's links to Switzerland, about the frequency and duration of her visits to the country and about her knowledge of a Swiss language.

We are very happy and excited. If things keep moving like this, I believe we could be hearing final news around March or April next year.

Best regards.
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Re: Facilitated naturalization interview

I got the final decision and I am swiss now!!! We are very happy since it took a long time to have the final confirmation.

My kids are swiss too since they are 5 and 7 years old.

Lets celebrate!!!
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