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Old 10.01.2013, 22:29
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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!!!
Congratulations!
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Old 11.01.2013, 10:06
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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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Old 11.01.2013, 15:09
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Re: Facilitated naturalization interview

Do you need to be married to your spouse to have a 'reason' to stay in terms of relationship ties?
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Old 15.01.2013, 01:06
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Re: Facilitated naturalization interview

Hi EFers,I applied for Facilitated naturalization last week and got "recieved" letter from Berne after 3 days.
From Non EU,Married to a Swiss(wife) 5 years, both working,1 child,Same addresss for 5 years, living in CH 5 years.C permit comes in May Hope to share my experience in the coming months.Wish me Luck!
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Old 16.01.2013, 13:01
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Here you go... Good luck!
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Re: Facilitated naturalization interview

Further update on time course for new searchers, more details in earlier posts.
Recap:
- Jan 2011 - began accumulating paper work for my facilitated naturalization application (mother Swiss / I was born and raised in America)
- April 2011 paperwork submitted to Consulate in Toronto
- August 2011 interview and paperwork on child completed.
- Sept 2012 my references in Switzerland are contacted by mail (new readers, note the gap of over a year).
NEW EVENT:
- Jan 2013 receive registered letter from my consulate (forwarded from the authorities in Switzerland) asking me to sign a form that I am a law abiding citizen of my country of residence, that I am in compliance with Swiss law, and confirming that I know that if they find that one has falsified anything they can revoke naturalized citizenship within 8 years of granting it. Form returned to Toronto Consulate.

Will keep you posted on what is next. I believe I am close.

Regards, Britt
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Old 28.01.2013, 23:36
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Jan 2013 receive registered letter from my consulate (forwarded from the authorities in Switzerland) asking me to sign a form that I am a law abiding citizen of my country of residence, that I am in compliance with Swiss law, and confirming that I know that if they find that one has falsified anything they can revoke naturalized citizenship within 8 years of granting it. Form returned to Toronto Consulate.

Will keep you posted on what is next. I believe I am close.
You are pretty much done. That final form you mention really is the last step, and is only sent when they are ready to grant citizenship. You should be about one month away from final confirmation.

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Old 30.01.2013, 21:22
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Re: Facilitated naturalization interview

From what I understand, Regular Naturalisation requires a language test, however Facilitated Naturalisation has no language requirements!
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Old 30.01.2013, 21:26
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Re: Facilitated naturalization interview

Not quite right. If your only german words are Ja and Nein then expect to have a hard time at the interview!
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I would say it varies. I never had a real language test nor a civics test (facilitated naturalization).

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My interview included a language assessment, and I am a facilitated naturalization applicant.
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Old 31.01.2013, 09:08
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Re: Facilitated naturalization interview

With me was no assessment. They can pretty much see in the interview what your level of Geman is.
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Old 31.01.2013, 12:28
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From what I understand, Regular Naturalisation requires a language test, however Facilitated Naturalisation has no language requirements!
There is a vaguely defined requirement for "links to the motherland", which includes the (also vaguely defined) "ability to communicate in one of the official Swiss languages" (not only German; mind you, Swiss German is NOT included). This is assessed during the interview and you get a qualification of "high", "medium" or "low" level of language knowledge. So yes, you should be able to say more than "Yes" or "No" in your selected language.
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Old 31.01.2013, 14:21
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Re: Facilitated naturalization interview

You at at the will of those old timers sitting in Bern as shown here.

" Ausländer vor einer Einbürgerung über Jahre den gleichen Wohnsitz aufweisen müssten. Er kritisiert auch, dass Menschen willkürlich nur wegen des Namens abgewiesen würden."

Translated-you have to prove that you have lived in the same place over years and they can reject an application just because they don't like your name!!

Switzerland-when are you going to get with the times!
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Re: Facilitated naturalization interview

Ich bin Schwiiz!
I am a US Citizen. My wife is from Thurgau. My timeline to becoming Swiss...
Jan. 29, 2012: My six-year anniversary being married to a Swiss woman
Early Feb., 2012: I submitted all documents to Chicago Consulate
Early Mar., 2012: I scheduled an interview at the Chicago Consulate
March 29, 2012: I had my interview at the Chicago Consulate
Summer 2012: My in-laws and Swiss friends in CH completed Q&A about me
Novmber 2012: Decision was made/approved in Bern about my application
Jan. 16, 2013: I received my appoval notification!
Now: Apply for a Swiss Passport.

One of my first desires is to travel to Cuba... something that is nearly/completely impossible for US Citizens to do, but my Swiss wife has been there. And now that I'm also Swiss, I can't wait to go myself!

Thank you to all posters in this forum for guiding me through this process and giving me advice and support along the way.

This is likely my last post here. But PLEASE anyone who is beginning this journey in a similary situation as mine... contact me if I can offer any assistance: mlapratt@hotmail.com

Marcus
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Old 20.02.2013, 08:19
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Congratulations Marcus! Funny, but Cuba is also one of my dream destinations that I can now travel to as a Swiss!

FYI- Du bist Schweizer
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Congratulations!! it was really quick in your situation...

I am still waiting from launching of the application on 11/11/2011 from my Swiss wife married for over 12 years.
Its now over 15 month and NO news ...
Hope to get something soon!
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One of my first desires is to travel to Cuba... something that is nearly/completely impossible for US Citizens to do, but my Swiss wife has been there. And now that I'm also Swiss, I can't wait to go myself!
Be mindful that you would probably still have to leave the US with a US passport. I mention this because I am not sure if it is the US which imposes limitations on its citizens leaving for Cuba, or it is Cuba which restricts the entrance of US citizens, or even both.
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Its now over 15 month and NO news ... Hope to get something soon!
Be patient. This really is a case of "no news, good news". My wife is about to complete one year of waiting as well!
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I spoke too soon ....Je suis aujourd'hui SWISS.
It took some time, however, the Nationality was granted!!
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