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YES! Dual or more nationality. 28 50.91%
YES! I will give up my existing passport to become purely Swiss. 4 7.27%
NO! I don’t want to lose my native passport. 3 5.45%
NO! I don’t think having a swiss passport will make any real difference to my life. 10 18.18%
Haven’t decided yet... 10 18.18%
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Do you plan on getting a Swiss passport?

For all those expats who are planning on staying here long-term and making this awesome country their home, are you planning on getting (or at least applying for, whether you get it may be another thing) a Swiss passport?

I seem to hear different opinions depending on the home country of the person I am speaking to, for example some countries don't allow dual-nationality whereas other happily do so.

Personally, I am planning on having dual British-Swiss nationality and have around 3.5 years to go until I can do so.
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Re: Do you plan on getting a Swiss passport?

More interested in my young kids (5 and 2) having the option of dual passports.. Just in case it gives them some advantage later when the UK falls apart
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More interested in my young kids (5 and 2) having the option of dual passports.. Just in case it gives them some advantage later when the UK falls apart
Hah, ditto, pretty sure it will be a wise choice in 20 years!
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Re: Do you plan on getting a Swiss passport?

Only if the UK would start doing the US tax thing for people not living there. Otherwise, I just don't see the point.
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Only if the UK would start doing the US tax thing for people not living there. Otherwise, I just don't see the point.
The point is that you are then unquestionably entitled to live in Switzerland with all of the rights and benefits of a full citizen, and without restrictions on the amount of time you can leave the country and then go back, unlike with a C permit.

If you plan to stay here permanently and/or ultimately raise a family, not to mention feel like a true citizen, then it's simply a no-brainer in my eyes.
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The point is that you are then unquestionably entitled to live in Switzerland with all of the rights and benefits of a full citizen, and without restrictions on the amount of time you can leave the country and then go back, unlike with a C permit.

If you plan to stay here permanently and/or ultimately raise a family, not to mention feel like a true citizen, then it's simply a no-brainer in my eyes.
I could have one already - but at the point of applying my first marriage was going to hell in a handbasket.

I felt it bad form to apply while that was happening
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Re: Do you plan on getting a Swiss passport?

We're undecided for ourselves ( but I think it's highly likely we will apply), and we have a few years before we'd be eligible anyway, but our son has decided he's going to apply next year when he has fulfilled the requirements.

I don't know if it's something he discussed with his schoolmates or if he just worked it out for himself. He realised that if he ever decided to work abroad for a while he would not automatically be able to come back here to live if he wanted to even though we would be living here once he was over 21. He would need a job and a pet it etc and nobody knows what the permit situation will be like in a few years time.
Although he is British he has never lived there and was born in Belgium so he doesn't consider Britain as his home even though we still have family members living there.
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If you plan to stay here permanently and/or ultimately raise a family, not to mention feel like a true citizen, then it's simply a no-brainer in my eyes.
If you wish to leave your all assets to you wife, think again.
Your children may not thank you either as they have to do military service.

Overall 'what's in it for me' nothing & my family may be negatively effected, so to me it's also a no-brainer not to bother.
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More interested in my young kids (5 and 2) having the option of dual passports.. Just in case it gives them some advantage later when the UK falls apart
Why is the UK going to fall apart and Switzerland not?

I don't understand that comment, the UK is strong and has a great many economical allies and a commonwealth. Switzerland's economics are probably on the whole more tenuous then the UK's, its just a higher GDP in relation to a relatively tiny populace. I realise that the high quality of living here is fantastic, its great for schooling for your kids and the government will happily pay a ransom if you are ever kidnapped in the Middle East. But I fail to see an overall advantage of holding Swiss citizenship, unless you really, really hate where you come from. I can live here indefinitely on my UK passport as my wife is Swiss. I am happy to be British, so I am going to stay that way.
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More interested in my young kids (5 and 2) having the option of dual passports.. Just in case it gives them some advantage later when the UK falls apart
Why do you think the UK is going to fall apart?
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What did she do with her 75% of the proceeds?

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I suspect a good chunk went to lawyers.

And the rest will likely be used up funding the Altersheim.

But sure as shootin' she doesn't plan to leave one Rappen behind for the lily-livered son.


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Inheritance issues can bring out the worst in people. I've seen it time and time again, in many countries and legal systems.

Which is why I have claimed Heimatrecht. US law is not water tight - especially as we have our fair share of snake-skinned lawyers in the family - but the trusts I have set up are the best way I know how to ensure that my estate goes where I want it to.

After we are both gone, the bulk of our estate goes to charity. The charities I have named are small groups, each running most of the time on a wing and a prayer. I want my gift to them to be used to do a bit of good in this world, not to be eaten up by lawyers' fees should my wishes be challenged.
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I suspect a good chunk went to lawyers.

And the rest will likely be used up funding the Altersheim.

But sure as shootin' she doesn't plan to leave one Rappen behind for the lily.
Well patience is a virtue that the daughter in law clearly doesn't have. By jumping the gun she's probably lost out on a much bigger share of the estate.
My heart bleeds for her.
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Why do you think the UK is going to fall apart?
Because Nicola says so
What remains of England, South of Watford (Farageland) will have the M4 turned into one long runway (Borisway) and will be applying to the Swiss confederation for entry -big selling point with be to give Bern sea access and lots of airspace to fly F-15s
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