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Hi I just got a letter from the SEM in Bern. They send to me a letter whit 4 statements that said in general that I have committed NO crimes in my country nor In Swiss also that I have being paying my taxes in the country I live. I have to Sign the letter and print the date and re send it via our embassy back to SEM.
Can anyone comment on this? Any Idea if my proses is ending soon and God willing whit a positive outcome. Has anyone got this letter and then have being turn down…
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Old 06.09.2019, 11:32
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Good news! Just some patience now! Good luck!
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Hi everyone. I'm confused about the immigration law changes in 2018. It seems I'm ready conflicting information, or maybe it's just me.
The article below talks about a law that was effective in Feb 2018 that makes it easier (not harder) for 3rd generation to get naturalised. Other articles I read say the deadline for those applications was the end of 2017. After 2017, i understood that 3rd generation ancestors have to apply the same way as any non-Swiss person wanting to be a national. Could anyone please clarify? The article I referenced from 2019 is below.

https://lenews.ch/2019/03/14/few-gra...s-citizenship/

My dad was Swiss, but because my grandma immigrated to the US from Bern and married my non-Swiss grandpa in the 1940s, he didn't get citizenship due to the law. My dad had an untimely death, and my grandma has also passed. I still have distant relatives there. I'm over 25 years of age, so I'm thinking I have to live there for 12 years in order to apply. I would love to go back to live, work, and raise my son. I'm divorced, and work in Human Resources. Thanks in advance for any feedback!

Hi Teres,


The article you cited concerns third-generation residents (i.e., third-generation immigrants already living in Switzerland). I believe the grandmother route to simplified naturalization was closed with the passing of the new Swiss Citizenship Act effective January 1st, 2018 (English translation here: https://www.admin.ch/opc/en/classifi...0000/141.0.pdf ). However, the ordinary naturalization route remains open (and it is down to 10 years of residency under the new law).

On a personal note: if you are divorced with a son, with your former spouse living in the U.S., you may want to consider both legal custody issues and, depending on the circumstances, the benefit of your son being able to see both his parents.

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Hi again Teres,


In this official article from swissinfo.ch, there is a clear confirmation that simplified (facilitated) naturalization based on a Swiss grandmother is no longer available under the new law:

"From January 1, 2018, it will no longer be enough to have a Swiss grandmother or great-grandmother to qualify for a Swiss passport. The country’s new citizenship law has more stringent criteria for applicants living abroad."
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Well, I'd like to add my name to the list of new Swiss! I received the letter a couple of days ago...roughly 14 months from date of interview. Facilitated from outside Switzerland.

Thanks to all those who contribute to this forum as it's been a huge help.

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Well, I'd like to add my name to the list of new Swiss! I received the letter a couple of days ago...roughly 14 months from date of interview. Facilitated from outside Switzerland.

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Well, I'd like to add my name to the list of new Swiss! I received the letter a couple of days ago...roughly 14 months from date of interview. Facilitated from outside Switzerland.

Thanks to all those who contribute to this forum as it's been a huge help.

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Congratulations! Very good news indeed.
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HI everybody
After 23 months of paper work, interview, written exam, re learning German, translations, legalizations, multiple trips to Switzerland etc etc , Me and my 3 kids got finally Our Roter Pass… many thanks for all the comments in this forum, it help me a lot mainly in keeping me on track and having an Idea of time line, and what to expect in this long long process, thank God ended whit a positive outcome.
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Well, I'd like to add my name to the list of new Swiss! I received the letter a couple of days ago...roughly 14 months from date of interview. Facilitated from outside Switzerland.

Thanks to all those who contribute to this forum as it's been a huge help.

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