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I waited 5 months.

The FAQ page on their website says it can take up to 8 months.

So at 2 months you're still early days.

chill.
I don't find the FAQ, do you have a link?
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I don't find the FAQ, do you have a link?
Art. 23 Abs. 1 BüV - https://www.admin.ch/opc/de/classifi...index.html#a23

1 Das SEM entscheidet über die Erteilung einer Einbürgerungsbewilligung des Bundes in der Regel innerhalb von acht Monaten nach Eingang der vollständigen Gesuchsunterlagen.

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Re: Normal Naturalisation - applicant diary

The same information comes in the cantonal citizenship letter.

There is a session "Prüfung Ihres Einbürgerungsgesuches durch das SEM" where it is written that "SEM usually decides on the granting of a federal naturalization permit within 8 months of receipt of the complete application documents.
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Indeed.

Based on all this I'm kinda hoping for finalisation around Easter. Anything before that will be a bonus, anything after will become exponentially disappointing
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Very happy to get the final approval!!!

I would like to contribute back to the favour of this thread which helped me to manage specially the expectations and chronology of the process of becoming Swiss.

This was an ordinary naturalization in the canton of Zurich for the whole family (2 children, 2 adults).

2019
- July (end): Submitted all paperwork
- October (early): Confirmation that my application had been received and I’ve been asked to update one document that I sent in the same month.
- November (early): Letter informing that the process has been sent to the Gemeinde

2020
- January (late) - Knowledge Test
- February (early) - Interview at the Gemeinde
- March (late) - Approval from Gemeinde (CHF 1’700). Our names got posted in the local paper (public has 30 days to file a complaint)
- June (late): Approval from Canton
- July (early): Invoice from Canton (CHF 1’000)
- August (early): Invoice from SEM (CHF 150)
- November (early): Swiss (around 3 weeks wait until I can apply for passport and ID)

Good luck to all!
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Very happy to get the final approval!!!

I would like to contribute back to the favour of this thread which helped me to manage specially the expectations and chronology of the process of becoming Swiss.
That was pretty quick, congratulations!
Out of curiosity, what Gemeinde was this?
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Congratulations JSOU!
We're 3 months behind you on the SEM invoice... getting close now!
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That was pretty quick, congratulations!
Out of curiosity, what Gemeinde was this?
Thank you! Gemeinde Meilen. The members and secretary of Bürgerrechtsbehörde were friendly and professional. I was lucky!
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Congratulations JSOU!
We're 3 months behind you on the SEM invoice... getting close now!
Thank you! Great, good luck in your process.
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Thank you! Gemeinde Meilen. The members and secretary of Bürgerrechtsbehörde were friendly and professional. I was lucky!
Congrats and well done!

Just a couple of questions:

*Was the cantonal approval and bill sent in separate letters? That seems quite strange.

*I assume you paid only for 2 adults and the kids were free? In which case, why was the SEM bill only 150chf instead of 200chf?
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Congrats and well done!

Just a couple of questions:

*Was the cantonal approval and bill sent in separate letters? That seems quite strange.

*I assume you paid only for 2 adults and the kids were free? In which case, why was the SEM bill only 150chf instead of 200chf?
Thanks for the congrats!

The cantonal approval and the bill are separate letters. First the approval and in the letter, they say that the bill will come in another letter.

That is correct, the kids are free and SEM charges CHF150 for a married couple.
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and a remarkable turnaround sees a letter arrive today saying "Aufnahme ins Schweizer Bürgerrecht" which can only be good news
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Indeed, I had one too, but subject to kantonal and federal ratification...
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Indeed, I had one too, but subject to kantonal and federal ratification...
Heh? So they've written you in with pencil for now?
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- November (early): Swiss (around 3 weeks wait until I can apply for passport and ID)
did you get anything after you got the "you can apply in about 3 weeks" letter?
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did you get anything after you got the "you can apply in about 3 weeks" letter?
We didn't for our daughter; we just waited and couple of weeks, did the online application, and it all worked.

My assumption was that if you don't wait, then data hasn't synced and either the system or a person tells you they can't find the relevant references.
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did you get anything after you got the "you can apply in about 3 weeks" letter?
Just received the first letter from the government containing the material for the next popular vote on 29th of November .
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My assumption was that if you don't wait, then data hasn't synced and either the system or a person tells you they can't find the relevant references.
letter issued Friday. Tried my luck today and my details are verified. Now I choose an appointment......
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did you get anything after you got the "you can apply in about 3 weeks" letter?
Quick update Sean Connery: I have received today the Schriftenempfangsschein from the Gemeinde and the request to surrender my C permit for cancellation as it has no value anymore.
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letter issued Friday. Tried my luck today and my details are verified. Now I choose an appointment......
I thought you’d died the other week.
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