Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Permits/visas/government  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #161  
Old 13.03.2019, 15:39
FormerlyC's Avatar
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lausanne area
Posts: 6
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 7 Times in 2 Posts
FormerlyC has no particular reputation at present
Re: Normal Naturalisation - applicant diary

Hello,
Here is my timeline, the new procedure in the Canton of Vaud.

- February 2018 - application sent to Canton of Vaud, for a family of four,
- March 2018 - Canton responded, asked for some additional documents (civil status related),
- September 2018 - First part of cantonal procedure completed with success, the file transferred to the municipality - charged 550 CHF,
- November 2018 - interview in the municipality (representative of the administration and a member of local parliament) - charged 400 CHF,
- December 2018 - written test passed in the municipality (only me and the wife, no kids under 16, thank you Canton de Vaud!),
- end of December 2018 - positive decision from the municipality, the file sent back to the Canton for executive council decision,
- January 2019 - Canton suggested positive decision and announced the transfer to the Federation for approval,
- March 2019 - Federal administration received the file and charged 150 CHF for processing (in advance).

This is it so far. I will update when I get more. What remains, under condition that the federal decision is positive, is the final records check by the Canton, and the final cantonal decision on the Citizenship, with the date to swear the oath. Hoping for the best and the soonest possible.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank FormerlyC for this useful post:
  #162  
Old 21.03.2019, 12:03
SponPlague's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: 8045 Zurich
Posts: 228
Groaned at 9 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 242 Times in 145 Posts
SponPlague has an excellent reputationSponPlague has an excellent reputationSponPlague has an excellent reputationSponPlague has an excellent reputation
Re: Normal Naturalisation - applicant diary

So, my timescale just restarted: I found out last week that the helpful young lady who processed me on the Register in Jan was mistaken when she said the next step was “I would be written to, and invited for a chat to explain the process”. The registration form I’d just signed talked about “agreeing to apply for citizenship”, and we’d discussed how I wanted my name to appear on my passport, so I waited, and waited, and watched Scheizermacher, and waited...

Anyway, I found out the mistake, got the forms sorted over the last 5 days, and finally delivered - by hand - 22 pieces of paper this am.

Progress - of a sort
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank SponPlague for this useful post:
  #163  
Old 22.05.2019, 16:31
E_E E_E is offline
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Zürich Canton
Posts: 29
Groaned at 11 Times in 5 Posts
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
E_E is considered unworthyE_E is considered unworthyE_E is considered unworthy
Re: Normal Naturalisation - applicant diary

Quote:
View Post
So, my timescale just restarted: I found out last week that the helpful young lady who processed me on the Register in Jan was mistaken when she said the next step was “I would be written to, and invited for a chat to explain the process”. The registration form I’d just signed talked about “agreeing to apply for citizenship”, and we’d discussed how I wanted my name to appear on my passport, so I waited, and waited, and watched Scheizermacher, and waited...

Anyway, I found out the mistake, got the forms sorted over the last 5 days, and finally delivered - by hand - 22 pieces of paper this am.

Progress - of a sort



@and we’d discussed how I wanted my name to appear on my passport”

Can y decide ?
Reply With Quote
  #164  
Old 22.05.2019, 19:08
SponPlague's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: 8045 Zurich
Posts: 228
Groaned at 9 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 242 Times in 145 Posts
SponPlague has an excellent reputationSponPlague has an excellent reputationSponPlague has an excellent reputationSponPlague has an excellent reputation
Re: Normal Naturalisation - applicant diary

Apparently yes. I opted not to include my middle name, so I can tell which passport people are referring to...
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank SponPlague for this useful post:
  #165  
Old 28.05.2019, 10:43
litespeed's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Dietikon ZH
Posts: 2,181
Groaned at 17 Times in 14 Posts
Thanked 3,079 Times in 966 Posts
litespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Normal Naturalisation - applicant diary

Hi All,

I know I started this thread a while back, but due to unforeseen circumstances had to delay my application. The main one was moving towns, where of course I had to wait 2 years until applying. In addition during the last 2 years, I married and became a father.

Last month I reached all the requirements in the new town (in Kt. Zurich), and sent of my application last week. Some point so far:

Some important points for applications in Kt. Zürich:

All information and downloads are here:
https://gaz.zh.ch/internet/justiz_in...rgerungen.html
1. First stop should be your Civil status certificate. If you're not registered or need to update, do this first.
2. Once you have this, obtain debt register, tax register, social help and residency certificates from all places you live in the last 5 years (10 years for the residency certificate). Most certificates cost around 30chf, although the tax certificate cost me 80chf in one town but was free in the other!
3.Get certificate of employment, using the download form.
4. If you have young children, by default you must include them in the application. If you don't want to do this, you'll need to justify it. The other parent needs to sign a form granting permission (download).
5.Check via the above link if your Gemeinde requires proof of language and knowledge before the application. If so include necessary certificates.
6. Include copies of passport and C permit
7. Fill out application and self-declaration to fulfillment of requirements, include all documents in order and don't forget the paper clip :-)
8. Send your application!

Be aware the process is due to go digital soon as part of an e-government project. However I wouldn't wait for this.
__________________
So sayeth the 'Speed
* I do look like my avatar
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank litespeed for this useful post:
  #166  
Old 28.05.2019, 23:02
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: ZH
Posts: 3
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 6 Times in 1 Post
speedy has no particular reputation at present
Re: Normal Naturalisation - applicant diary

Quote:
View Post
Hi All,

I know I started this thread a while back, but due to unforeseen circumstances had to delay my application. The main one was moving towns, where of course I had to wait 2 years until applying. In addition during the last 2 years, I married and became a father.

Last month I reached all the requirements in the new town (in Kt. Zurich), and sent of my application last week. Some point so far:

Some important points for applications in Kt. Zürich:

All information and downloads are here:
https://gaz.zh.ch/internet/justiz_in...rgerungen.html
1. First stop should be your Civil status certificate. If you're not registered or need to update, do this first.
2. Once you have this, obtain debt register, tax register, social help and residency certificates from all places you live in the last 5 years (10 years for the residency certificate). Most certificates cost around 30chf, although the tax certificate cost me 80chf in one town but was free in the other!
3.Get certificate of employment, using the download form.
4. If you have young children, by default you must include them in the application. If you don't want to do this, you'll need to justify it. The other parent needs to sign a form granting permission (download).
5.Check via the above link if your Gemeinde requires proof of language and knowledge before the application. If so include necessary certificates.
6. Include copies of passport and C permit
7. Fill out application and self-declaration to fulfillment of requirements, include all documents in order and don't forget the paper clip :-)
8. Send your application!

Be aware the process is due to go digital soon as part of an e-government project. However I wouldn't wait for this.

Hello,

Is Dietikon your actual town where you applied now? If yes, it would be interesting to compare the process, as I applied in Dietikon as well. I did my application back in Feb.2018, and since May 2018 gemeinde Dietikon has my documents but there is no further news. I was told by them just to wait, as my application is with the legal department (which is a std. part of the process) ...
Reply With Quote
  #167  
Old 29.05.2019, 12:45
litespeed's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Dietikon ZH
Posts: 2,181
Groaned at 17 Times in 14 Posts
Thanked 3,079 Times in 966 Posts
litespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Normal Naturalisation - applicant diary

Quote:
View Post
Hello,

Is Dietikon your actual town where you applied now? If yes, it would be interesting to compare the process, as I applied in Dietikon as well. I did my application back in Feb.2018, and since May 2018 gemeinde Dietikon has my documents but there is no further news. I was told by them just to wait, as my application is with the legal department (which is a std. part of the process) ...
No it's not, I'm in Birmensdorf now. (Can't be bothered changing my settings ;-)

Dietikon is a large community with a high immigrant population, and I didn't get a supportive "vibe" from them when I requested the forms back in 2014. From many various stories I've come accross, it seems the quickest applications occur either in Zürich city or mid-sized towns.
Reply With Quote
  #168  
Old 20.06.2019, 13:16
litespeed's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Dietikon ZH
Posts: 2,181
Groaned at 17 Times in 14 Posts
Thanked 3,079 Times in 966 Posts
litespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Normal Naturalisation - applicant diary

Just a quick question to all: After sending off the original application, do you get any confirmation of receipt/processing? Just some indication it hasn't got lost in the mail :-)
Reply With Quote
  #169  
Old 20.06.2019, 19:18
SponPlague's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: 8045 Zurich
Posts: 228
Groaned at 9 Times in 6 Posts
Thanked 242 Times in 145 Posts
SponPlague has an excellent reputationSponPlague has an excellent reputationSponPlague has an excellent reputationSponPlague has an excellent reputation
Re: Normal Naturalisation - applicant diary

Yes. Mine said one of my documents was a copy, I supplied the original, and am awaiting confirmation my bumf has gone to Bern.
Reply With Quote
  #170  
Old 16.07.2019, 10:15
FormerlyC's Avatar
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Lausanne area
Posts: 6
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 7 Times in 2 Posts
FormerlyC has no particular reputation at present
Re: Normal Naturalisation - applicant diary

Adding few more dates.

June 2019 - the federal approval was given.

Canton de Vaud completed one final check by July 10th and at July 12th we received the invitation letter for the Oath of citizenship which is to take place August 2019 in Lausanne.

I am really touched having actually received this letter. This is a big thing for my family and me.


Quote:
View Post
Hello,
Here is my timeline, the new procedure in the Canton of Vaud.

- February 2018 - application sent to Canton of Vaud, for a family of four,
- March 2018 - Canton responded, asked for some additional documents (civil status related),
- September 2018 - First part of cantonal procedure completed with success, the file transferred to the municipality - charged 550 CHF,
- November 2018 - interview in the municipality (representative of the administration and a member of local parliament) - charged 400 CHF,
- December 2018 - written test passed in the municipality (only me and the wife, no kids under 16, thank you Canton de Vaud!),
- end of December 2018 - positive decision from the municipality, the file sent back to the Canton for executive council decision,
- January 2019 - Canton suggested positive decision and announced the transfer to the Federation for approval,
- March 2019 - Federal administration received the file and charged 150 CHF for processing (in advance).

This is it so far. I will update when I get more. What remains, under condition that the federal decision is positive, is the final records check by the Canton, and the final cantonal decision on the Citizenship, with the date to swear the oath. Hoping for the best and the soonest possible.
Reply With Quote
The following 6 users would like to thank FormerlyC for this useful post:
  #171  
Old 16.07.2019, 10:51
litespeed's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Dietikon ZH
Posts: 2,181
Groaned at 17 Times in 14 Posts
Thanked 3,079 Times in 966 Posts
litespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Normal Naturalisation - applicant diary

Quote:
View Post
Yes. Mine said one of my documents was a copy, I supplied the original, and am awaiting confirmation my bumf has gone to Bern.
Well it's been two months and I haven't had so much as a confirmation of receipt...is this normal?
Reply With Quote
  #172  
Old 16.07.2019, 11:46
krlock3's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Zürich
Posts: 3,073
Groaned at 47 Times in 34 Posts
Thanked 2,369 Times in 1,126 Posts
krlock3 has a reputation beyond reputekrlock3 has a reputation beyond reputekrlock3 has a reputation beyond reputekrlock3 has a reputation beyond reputekrlock3 has a reputation beyond reputekrlock3 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Normal Naturalisation - applicant diary

Quote:
View Post
Well it's been two months and I haven't had so much as a confirmation of receipt...is this normal?
I cannot recall, but it does not sound very 'Swiss' to not acknowledge receipt in that time. Perhaps give them a call to make sure they received it?
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank krlock3 for this useful post:
  #173  
Old 16.07.2019, 13:49
litespeed's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Dietikon ZH
Posts: 2,181
Groaned at 17 Times in 14 Posts
Thanked 3,079 Times in 966 Posts
litespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Normal Naturalisation - applicant diary

Quote:
View Post
I cannot recall, but it does not sound very 'Swiss' to not acknowledge receipt in that time. Perhaps give them a call to make sure they received it?
Well, I've had cases of not receiving confirmations from authorities before. I did go past my Gemeinde last week to ask, they suggested waiting 2-3 more weeks before asking again.Just wondering what other people in Kt. Zurich experienced.
Reply With Quote
  #174  
Old 16.07.2019, 16:24
3Wishes's Avatar
Moderately Amused
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Bern area
Posts: 11,145
Groaned at 87 Times in 83 Posts
Thanked 18,834 Times in 8,386 Posts
3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute3Wishes has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Normal Naturalisation - applicant diary

Quote:
View Post
Well, I've had cases of not receiving confirmations from authorities before. I did go past my Gemeinde last week to ask, they suggested waiting 2-3 more weeks before asking again.Just wondering what other people in Kt. Zurich experienced.
I don't know if it helps, since some of these posts are older, but here are a few people who posted about the process in Kt Zurich. Based on these, I would say you really should hear something by 3 months.

Was your application complete? In several of these I see that people had to submit additional documents.

Fingers crossed you hear something soon.


Quote:
View Post
Here is the timeline of my journey (Kanton ZH)

Application submitted - 19.09.2014
Gemeinde Interview - 26.12.2014
Gemeinde Approval - 27.12.2014
Requested to enter Family Datat into Registry - 21.01.2015
Kanton Approval - 07.04.2015
Federal Approval - 17.07.2015
Final Confirmation - Swiss!!!!! 13.08.2015
Quote:
View Post
I really appreciated reading about others' experiences when we were going through the process, and the handful of people I PMed were really helpful too, so now here's a summary of my experience of the ordinary naturalisation process in Stadt Zürich in case it helps anyone else about to apply or currently in the process.

We applied as a family, me satisfying the full 12 years residency requirements, hubby satisfying the 3yrs married + 5yrs residency requirements to be able to apply together, and our two young kids, both born here, that came along for the ride too.

Total cost for all four of us together: CHF 3565 (CHF 2400 gemeinde + CHF 1000 canton + CHF 165 federal (150 + 15 nachnahme postal fee)).
Plus 2 x CHF 250 for our german (KDE) exams, since neither of us have ever done a formal german certification before.
Not including the various nominal charges for all the documentation we had to collect and submit with our application.

Our timeline was as follows:

June 2014: Filed application

end Dec 2014: Invitation to submit evidence of German language ability or do a german test (since the gemeinde law changed in Jan 2015 to require certification of language ability. Previously this was assessed purely during the interview.)

between Jan-Apr 2015: my husband and I each did the german test (KDE) - dates were limited and booked up well in advance!

early June 2015: Interview at gemeinde
early July 2015: Gemeinde approval
end Sep 2015: Cantonal approval
mid Oct 2015: Federal approval
end Nov 2015: Final confirmation -> Swiss!!

Last week we attended the Einbürgerungs apero hosted by the city for all those newly Swissed in 2015 - was a great feeling
Quote:
View Post
Hi George, depending on the Canton, one may also have the option to apply right away for the ID card in isolation in your Commune and later for the Passport.

This is the case in Kanton Zürich, but may not apply everywhere.

Upon receiving my invitation to exchange my Ausländerausweis for my Schriftenempfangsschein, what I could have done was apply for the Swiss ID at the same time (with a photo), rather than wait to do both at the Passport office. (It also would cost more than the Kombi Pass+ID option at the PassBüro).

As I was naturalised in April I ran up against the summer rush...but had it by end May.

My timeline was as follows:

June 2012 Applied.
July 2012 Received confirmation all was in order and application was going from Cantonal Gemeindeamt to Gemeinde.
Aug 2012 1k bill from Gemeinde with invitation to arrange visit of Police (unmarried, no kids), and notice of Test, and Questionnaire.
Met local Police for 15 mins chat.
Sep 2012 Attended Test.
Nov 2012 Got phone call inviting me to choose slot for interview with Gemeinde with Test result.
Dec 2012 attended interview. Local citizenship published between Xmas and New Year's Eve.
Jan 2013 received Cantonal citizenship with 500 Fr. bill.
Feb 2013 received Federal Citizenship with 115 Fr. bill in PostOffice.
Mar 2013 received Swiss certificate from Kanton Zürich. (no charge)
Apr 2013 received invitation to pick up "Schriftenempfangsschein" in exchange for surrendering C Permit for cancelation. (no charge)
May 2013 Received Passport 3 days after visiting PassBüro (surrendering canceled Permit C), with ID Card a day later containing the same digital photo.
Quote:
View Post
So here is my timeline, hopefully it will help those applying as well.

Einbürgerung: Zürich City .

Regular Naturalisation

Trip to the Stadthaus in Zürich. Got all the forms and information. Collected all the papers.

18.04.2016 Sent the papers.

24.06.2016 C-1 German Certificate sent.

10.01.2017 Invite for Einbürgerungsgespräch.

08.02.2017 Einbürgerungsgespräch in the Stadthaus:

45 min conversation, very nice guy from Wallis. I was well prepared. He just wanted to know how much I knew about Switzerland, and I explained everything: Geography, history, all the Federal councils and their departments, I spoke a bit in Swiss German as well. He liked that a lot. Got a very positive review from him. All in all, it was a good chat. I was quite nervous before, but there was no need for it.

7.04.2017 City of Zürich payment CHF 1200

23.05.2017 Kanton payment CHF 500

10.08.2017 Federal Approval. CHF 115 payment.

11.08.2017 Papers sent to Kanton ZH Einbürgerungsabteilung.

22.08.2017 Confirmation received. Swiss!

24.8.2017 Schrifftempangscheine from the Gemeinde.

Made an appointment at the Passbüro.

29.08.2017 Passbüro Biometrics taken. CHF 158 for the Passport and ID combo.

31.08.2017 Received both Passport and ID today.

All done! Took 16.5 months in total. Finally Swiss as well!!!

Cost around CHF 2300 for all the papers and passport and id from start till the end.

No references were contacted. No police came by for interview.

So that my my entry in the applicant diary.

Cheers and wishing you all a pleasant day

S

P.S I would like to thank everyone here on the Forum who helped me with information and those who posted their own timelines here, it was very helpful.
Quote:
View Post
Updated Timeline:

- April 2017 Past the Geman and Swiss Test beginning of the month.
- 13th July 2017 Had the Gemeinde interview (would have been a couple of weeks earlier but was not available)
- 8th Aug 2017, the Gemeinde reviewed my application
- 11th Aug 2017 they sent me a bill for 1,450 + 30 chf (myself and son)
- 15th Aug 2017 Had our names put in the local rag - There is 30 days after the ad that people can object to our appication
- Next Step Zurich Kanton approval, followed by Bundesrat. Heard Zurich can take some time

- 30th Nov 2017 Received a letter with a bill of 500chf to pay.
Said pay the bill within 30days and you will receive some documents in 3-5 months

- 23.03.2018 Have a package coming on Monday (26.03) which is COD (115chf). Coming from 3070 Ostermundigen LZB Annahme.

Was from Bern relating to my application. Contained the Federal Approval. (Swiss post failed to collect the COD, so had to catch the post-person one morning to pay this).

- 27.03.2018 Sent all the forms back to Kanton Zurich along with bank statements showing the payments to Gemeniende and Zurich.

- 17.04.2018 - Received letter telling me we are now Swiss
Last night registered to get the Passport and ID. This morning have an email saying our details have been confirmed and have a link to select a time and date for our appointment at the passport office in Zurich.
Quote:
View Post
Hi all,


Let me share my story that hopefully can be helpful to some of you. This is my timeline in Kanton Zurich, city of Dietikon

  • Late February 2017 - sent the required documents to Gemeindeamt Zurich
  • One month later received confirmation (per post) that my application is with the Gemeinde (city of Dietikon) and that they will contact me sometime in the future
  • January 2018 received invitation to do German and naturalization tests together with a bill (3 tests -2 German one natural.; each costs 180 CHF) that has to be paid in order to be admitted to the exams
  • 23/24.02.2018 all test in two days
  • 06.03.2018 received results by mail (all good)
  • week later received invitation to meet with a delegation of the Stadtrat and was asked to provide my payroll for the last 6 months
  • 27.03.2018 had very pleasant conversation with members of the Stadtrat - was asked why I want to become Swiss, what is my profession, etc, very easy and friendly conversation
  • End of April received letter from the Gemeinde that we are granted the local citizenship together with a bill of 1'500 CHF
  • 23.05.2018 Kanton Zurich granted the cantonal citizenship with a bill of 500 CHF. My application was sent by the Gemeindeamt Zurich to SEM Bern
  • 24.09.2018 received the famous letter from SEM (paid 115 CHF to pick it up from the post office, as I missed the post guy)
  • 25.09.2018 I sent the Einbürgerungsbewilligung für den Kanton Zürich together with a copy of the payments of the Gemeinde and Konton fees to Gemeindeamt Zurich
  • 09.10.2018 received a letter from the Gemeindeamt that we are Swiss
Next is the Meldebestätigung from the Gemeinde and only then we can apply for the passport. This is now just formality and I guess it will be in the coming days.


Hope my post helps those who applied somewhere in Canton Zurich and are waiting, and wondering how long it takes. Of course each application is individual and depends on many factors, but I guess there are certain similarities in the timing. By the way it seems that Gemeindeamt Zurich send their mails only Mondays and you get them in your postbox on Tuesday.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank 3Wishes for this useful post:
  #175  
Old 23.07.2019, 16:32
litespeed's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Dietikon ZH
Posts: 2,181
Groaned at 17 Times in 14 Posts
Thanked 3,079 Times in 966 Posts
litespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Normal Naturalisation - applicant diary

After 2 months I finally received a confirmation receipt, but requesting 2 outstanding documents for my son, who I have also included in the application (Zivilamt and Wohnsitz certificates).

Once I return these they'll forward to my local Gemeinde.
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank litespeed for this useful post:
  #176  
Old 23.07.2019, 22:00
E_E E_E is offline
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Zürich Canton
Posts: 29
Groaned at 11 Times in 5 Posts
Thanked 7 Times in 6 Posts
E_E is considered unworthyE_E is considered unworthyE_E is considered unworthy
Re: Normal Naturalisation - applicant diary

Quote:
View Post
After 2 months I finally received a confirmation receipt, but requesting 2 outstanding documents for my son, who I have also included in the application (Zivilamt and Wohnsitz certificates).

Once I return these they'll forward to my local Gemeinde.
Congrats
Was this answer coming from Bund?
Reply With Quote
  #177  
Old 04.08.2019, 21:25
litespeed's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Dietikon ZH
Posts: 2,181
Groaned at 17 Times in 14 Posts
Thanked 3,079 Times in 966 Posts
litespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond reputelitespeed has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Normal Naturalisation - applicant diary

Quote:
View Post
Congrats
Was this answer coming from Bund?

No, this was coming from the Kanton ZH office where I had to submit my application.


They state in the letter that upon receiving my documents they will confirm when the application is sent to the Gemeinde.
Reply With Quote
  #178  
Old 26.08.2019, 14:44
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Ticino / Neuchâtel
Posts: 161
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 152 Times in 65 Posts
lofty is considered knowledgeablelofty is considered knowledgeablelofty is considered knowledgeable
Re: Normal Naturalisation - applicant diary

Question... I'm at the final stage of the process in Ticino (Federal and Gemeinde already approved), here they give you the possibility to take a look at the whole dossier before it is voted on by the cantonal government. Did anyone bother to have a look their dossier (assuming that it's possible in other Cantons or that someone else from Ticino is reading)?

I'm tending towards not bothering, to object to something in the dossier at this point would require an official inquiry.

Btw, thanks for all the contributions. If all goes well I will post my timeline ;-)
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank lofty for this useful post:
  #179  
Old 07.09.2019, 11:51
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Fribourg
Posts: 1
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Abovethefog has no particular reputation at present
Re: Normal Naturalisation - applicant diary

Hey bud,
After the meeting with the Grosser Rat, did you have any other meetings, such as another visit to the ZEA in Fribourg with your ID etc?

Quote:
View Post
29.02.2016 - Federal Approval.
01.04.2016 - Request to supply documents "as soon as possible" for Kantonal approval.

Despite what I previously wrote, for sure the Kanton wanted their facetime.

... Nov 2016. Mr Fatboy waddles off to the Kanton to very politely ask "what of it?". They reply "perhaps in Winter". Perhaps I misunderstood where they part about "rushing to do things".

Don't know if that dislodged a rusty cog or something, but ...
21.01.2017 - Letter asking to come to the Kanton on the 15.02, at 09.40am. (Date and time only very slightly fictitious to protect the guilty).
15.02.2017 - Interview. Girlfriend timed how long I was behind closed doors. Barely 9 minutes. Think it went well. Or at least, not badly. Did note the looks of terror on other candidate faces.
Expected: Week of 21 March 2017: Meeting of the Grosser Rat. Sometime thereafter, notification. Finally.
Reply With Quote
  #180  
Old 10.09.2019, 11:17
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Dübendorf
Posts: 10
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
ElaD has no particular reputation at present
Re: Normal Naturalisation - applicant diary

Hello All

An update from my side :

-Feb 2018- I sent all papers to Gemeindeamt ZH (only the test about Switzerland and Kt. ZH was missing in my file, this I've had in April 2018 and I brought it directly to Gemeinde Dübendorf, as ZH sent my file there after they checked it)
-September 2018 - 1st interview with Stadtrat Dübendorf (about the city- answers 100% correct)

-February 2019 - 2nd interview with Bürgerrechtskommission (6 people were there, only one was missing - they asked why I'm integrated in the city, why I don't speak Swiss German and other things about my life) - passed

-May 2019 - meeting of Gemeinderat (the meetings from March and April were cancelled) where they voted for us (took 36 from 36 - we were 17 people, we all passed, but only 3 took the maximum; most took 20 from 36)

-July 2019 - Gemeinde informed me that I received their citizenship and sent my file futher to Gemeindeamt ZH

-end of August 2019 - I received the citizenship from Kt.ZH and afterwards the invoice (500 CHF) - they informed me also that they will send my file further to Bund

-September 2019 - I received the invoice from Bund (100 CHF)

I'm really curious how long it takes from here

As a remark : after I sent the papers to Gemeindeamt ZH, I wrote them and asked about my file; the same I've done with Gemeinde Dübendorf. They answer if you ask, so it's better to be proactive. So I knew where my file is, the next steps etc.

I come back when I have news.

Good luck to everyone.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank ElaD for this useful post:
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 3 (0 members and 3 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fukushima Diary Guest International affairs/politics 15 16.03.2016 15:31
Question regarding Submitting Naturalisation Application and New Naturalisation Law ldfire10035 Permits/visas/government 12 14.06.2013 14:41
On line diary telandy Other/general 4 28.12.2012 10:34
Dependent visa for L card applicant/holder Guest Permits/visas/government 6 24.07.2007 11:09
Funny: Yale applicant for banking.... Lob General off-topic 19 13.10.2006 10:32


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 19:58.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0