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Old 11.03.2020, 10:24
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Sure, the whole reason for this thread is that there is little consistency in this process, even within a town. However I don't think either nationality nor educational qualifications should exempt anyone from an interview.

i'm pretty sure everyone will need to go through the interview process..i rather enjoyed mine (believe it or not) but doing it outside of CH made me less nervous...
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Re: Normal Naturalisation - applicant diary

Indeed, holders of a degree awarded by a Swiss university should be exempted from the interview. See page 2, paragraph 6
http://www2.zhlex.zh.ch/appl/zhlex_r...23.8.17_99.pdf
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Old 11.03.2020, 11:58
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Indeed, holders of a degree awarded by a Swiss university should be exempted from the interview. See page 2, paragraph 6
http://www2.zhlex.zh.ch/appl/zhlex_r...23.8.17_99.pdf
I disagree, this article only exempts those people from testing over their knowledge of Switzerland. The interview is more than that: it's about getting to know the candidate and understanding their integration.
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Re: Normal Naturalisation - applicant diary

I am trying to understand why amogles is exempt. For me this paragraph provides the legal basis.
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Old 11.03.2020, 12:50
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I am trying to understand why amogles is exempt. For me this paragraph provides the legal basis.
Which is why I've asked amogles the question. It could be she/he omitted the interview from the timeline.
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Which is why I've asked amogles the question. It could be she/he omitted the interview from the timeline.
See post #236. There is no interview after the Gemeinde Approval.
Following amogles application, it seems that in Zürich-City if someone is exempt from the interview then the Gemeinde Approval will be granted within 3 months and not about one year as usual...
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Old 11.03.2020, 13:55
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See post #236. There is no interview after the Gemeinde Approval.
Following amogles application, it seems that in Zürich-City if someone is exempt from the interview then the Gemeinde Approval will be granted within 3 months and not about one year as usual...
Fair point then, and as you say, may come down to the person handling the application.

Back in February, I was told my interview would most likely take place in March, but having not heard anything more to date (and with the whole Coronavirus response), I'm not very confident it will take place anytime soon.
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Re: Normal Naturalisation - applicant diary

Hi all,



I would like to give a tip and ask a question.



I have submitted all last year Dec 2019, I received a letter saying that I was only entitled as of February 22nd 2020, I have no idea how that was calculated, as I was informed at the Stadthaus it was the 31st of December, but I decided that as the letter came on Feb 16th, and they mentioned the large amount of applications, there was no point in contesting. You see how I am adapted, already



Summary:

31.12.2020 submission in Zurich

28.02.2020 received a letter confirming it was sent to the Gemeinde
02.03.2020 letter asking for the language course

11.04.2020 German test
13.03.2020 Sent the result to Gemeinde


Tip: If you need to do the test, do it in advance, its hard to get a date and it can expedite the process, the best alternative was this company, an ipad based test, lovely! https://deutschtest.ch/#! 239CHF



Question1: does anyone know what the next steps are?

Question2: by when can I move to another Gemeide in the same Kanton?


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Good morning everybody. I'd been reading this thread and have seen a few of you are having a similar experience to me, so I thought I'd register and share my application.

Kanton: Zürich
Geminde: Uster
British Citizen, C permit holder since 2010, lived in Kanton Zürich since 2005 and Uster since 2007.

2017
  • B1 Cert obtained

2018
  • Sat written test about Switzerland, Zürich and Uster and passed

2019
  • January - Submitted all paperwork in one go to Uster
  • March - Note from Uster “you didn’t go to school????” (In German obviously) because I’d filled out the form incorrectly. Corrected and resubmitted
  • Start June - Meeting with Stadtrates
  • Mid June - Just under 1100chf paid to Uster
  • Mid September - 500chf paid to Kanton Zürich, the letter says that SEM (Bern) will process the application within 8 months of receiving the application
  • End October Einbürgerungsbewilligung des Bundes (Bern) paid (100chf)

2020
  • 02.03 Letter that I'm Swiss since 28.02 from Zürich
  • 10.03 Letter from Uster that I'm added to register
  • 11.03 Morning appointment at passport office
  • 13.03 Received Swiss Passport and ID Card
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Old 13.03.2020, 21:09
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Question2: by when can I move to another Gemeide in the same Kanton?
I wouldn't move until the process is complete. You're naturalized as a citizen of the municipality first, then of the Confederation. Each municipality has its own rules on how long you must have lived there before you can naturalize.
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I wouldn't move until the process is complete. You're naturalized as a citizen of the municipality first, then of the Confederation. Each municipality has its own rules on how long you must have lived there before you can naturalize.
You can move one the gemeinde has approved your application and passed it to the Kanton
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Old 14.03.2020, 11:18
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You can move one the gemeinde has approved your application and passed it to the Kanton

Not sure about that. I wouldn't move until you have the passport in your hand.
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Not sure about that. I wouldn't move until you have the passport in your hand.
That could be too much. At least it Kanton Zurich it works like this (see "Darf ich während dem Einbürgerungsverfahren umziehen" here).
I'm pretty sure it works this way elsewhere in CH too (you can move out of the commune when it grants you provisional citizenship and out of the canton when it grants the cantonal citizenship) but I'm too lazy to find the exact quote at the moment.
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Re: Normal Naturalisation - applicant diary

Here my diary so far... Stadt Zurich

November 2018: Sent all papers to Kanton ZH
August 2019: Invitation by Stadt Zurich
September 2019: Face-to-face interview at Stadt Zurich
October 2019: Stadt Zurich citizenship granted (1200 CHF)
January 2020: Kanton Zurich citizenship granted (500 CHF)
February 2020: Letter from SEM Bern (100 CHF)

....let's hope to get the final answer asap
Good luck to everybody!
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Old 31.03.2020, 12:06
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Re: Normal Naturalisation - applicant diary

No doubt most pending applications are on freeze, and will only resume once normal office conditions return to normal.
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Re: Normal Naturalisation - applicant diary

Hi All,



Gave a call to the office and they said all is still moving, I was surprised, but there was one person in office, he checked my application status and my interview is planned for Aug/Sep 2020, perhaps delayed now, but we will see.


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I would like to give a tip and ask a question.



I have submitted all last year Dec 2019, I received a letter saying that I was only entitled as of February 22nd 2020, I have no idea how that was calculated, as I was informed at the Stadthaus it was the 31st of December, but I decided that as the letter came on Feb 16th, and they mentioned the large amount of applications, there was no point in contesting. You see how I am adapted, already



Summary:

31.12.2019 submission in Zurich

28.02.2020 received a letter confirming it was sent to the Gemeinde
02.03.2020 letter asking for the language course

11.04.2020 German test
13.03.2020 Sent the result to Gemeinde


Tip: If you need to do the test, do it in advance, its hard to get a date and it can expedite the process, the best alternative was this company, an ipad based test, lovely! https://deutschtest.ch/#! 239CHF



Question1: does anyone know what the next steps are?

Question2: by when can I move to another Gemeide in the same Kanton?


Thanks
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Re: Normal Naturalisation - applicant diary

Here's my timeline - also curious to see how delayed the process will be at this time.

I find it really interesting to see the differences between cantons.

Diary so far... Basel Stadt

January 2018: Nice letter from my Gemeinde saying would I like to consider becoming Swiss as I was now over 10 years in the country.
May 2018: Attended information session at the Stadthaus.
July 2018: Registered my application with the Kanton and requested all forms (in person).
July-August 2018: Got paperwork together and faffed around trying to decide which language certificate to get.
September 2018: Did language proficiency test of the Gemeinde.
October 2018: Submitted all paperwork (in person). Paid bill for 850 CHF (Kanton fee).
July 2019: First interview to check paperwork was in order. Paid bill for 1300 CHF (Stadt Basel fee).
January 2020: Face to face interview with the Gemeinde committee. Approval from the Gemeinde. Letter saying final paperwork may take up to a year.
March 2020: Bill from the Bund (100 CHF).

Now waiting patiently ... with thumbs pressed and fingers crossed.
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Old 06.04.2020, 12:44
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Re: Normal Naturalisation - applicant diary

The Kanton wrote me this week to say my papers have been returned from the Gemeinde (Zürich).

The say they’re very busy, and it may take up to 3 months to progress me further. Patience, grasshopper, and please only make contact if really necessary!

I need to update them if my status changes, and I am now allowed to move!

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Last update...

https://gaz.zh.ch/internet/justiz_in...uergerung.html
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Re: Normal Naturalisation - applicant diary

Very happy to get the final approval

My diary (City Zurich):
End May 2019 submitted documents
28.08.2019 City Zurich approval, paid a large bill.

22.10.2019 Kanton Zurich approval, paid a medium bill.

25.11.2019 paid a small bill from Bund

15.04.2020 Citizenship

Very smooth process.: no interview, no additional document, just bills. Even no registered letters. Unbelievable lucky

Do I need to inform anywhere about my new citizenship?
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