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Can you leave Switzerland after becoming Swiss?

Hello,

does someone know whether you can leave Switzerland temporarily right after getting Swiss passport? Or is there a minimum residence requirement after getting Swiss passport? I do not need to leave forever, but need to live in Spain for one year and officially declare departure from CH, so I can cancel my insurance and other contracts.

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Old 05.10.2015, 16:16
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Re: Can you leave Switzerland after becoming Swiss?

Of course you can.

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Old 05.10.2015, 16:18
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Re: Can you leave Switzerland after becoming Swiss?

Absolutely not; they don't call Switzerland the Hotel California of Europe for nothing, you know.
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Re: Can you leave Switzerland after becoming Swiss?

Thank you, I got it

So if you are Swiss, you are free to do whatever you want
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Re: Can you leave Switzerland after becoming Swiss?

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Thank you, I got it

So if you are Swiss, you are free to do whatever you want
Except for flushing the toilet after 10pm
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Except for flushing the toilet after 10pm
Related to this question, can acquired CH Citizenship holder opt to give up his
Citizenship for good and leave. What are the conditions and is any payment
to be made?
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Old 05.10.2015, 20:21
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Re: Can you leave Switzerland after becoming Swiss?

You can leave without giving it up so why would you?

As far as I know, no you can't. It can be revoked by the government, but only if you've committed treason or similar - in which case you'll be thrown into jail as well I expect.
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You can leave without giving it up so why would you?

As far as I know, no you can't. It can be revoked by the government, but only if you've committed treason or similar - in which case you'll be thrown into jail as well I expect.
I don't think that's correct. As far as I know, anyone can relinquish citizenship as long as they have another citizenship -- the Swiss government will not allow its citizens to become stateless.

But yeah, why would you want to?
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Re: Can you leave Switzerland after becoming Swiss?

Yes, you're right 22 yards. There is a mechanism for requesting loss of Swiss citizenship.

B.Loss by Official Decree

a.Relief of Citizenship

Art.42

1 A Swiss citizen shall on request be relieved of his or her Swiss citizenship if he or she is not resident in Switzerland and holds or has been assured of another nationality. For minors, Article 34 applies mutatis mutandis.

2 Relief is granted by the authority in the canton of origin.

3 Loss of cantonal and communal citizenship and thus of Swiss citizenship take effect on service of the certificate of relief of citizenship.

https://www.admin.ch/opc/en/classifi...0000/141.0.pdf
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Re: Can you leave Switzerland after becoming Swiss?

Hi Jacky 333, I was following your other thread about the naturalisation process and was wondering if I could ask, how long did it take after receiving all 3 OKs (commune, canton and federal) till the ceremony? I'm at that stage and just want to know roughly how much longer so I can plan. Thanks!!
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Re: Can you leave Switzerland after becoming Swiss?

Hi! It took 1 year and 2 months to get all OKs.

There was a problem though at the stage before ceremony: although I had 3 OKs, my file could not be sent for ceremony because my permit expired in due course. So there was a huge delay, I had my 3 OKs in May, but got officially naturalised at the ceremony on 1st December. However, having all 3 OKs in just 13-14 months was a result of hard work of calling, writing, persisting... So it really depends on each particular case.

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Hi Jacky 333, I was following your other thread about the naturalisation process and was wondering if I could ask, how long did it take after receiving all 3 OKs (commune, canton and federal) till the ceremony? I'm at that stage and just want to know roughly how much longer so I can plan. Thanks!!
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Re: Can you leave Switzerland after becoming Swiss?

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Thank you, I got it

So if you are Swiss, you are free to do whatever you want
The word "whatever" is not really suitable for what you probably want to say


Actually you can travel outside of Switzerland even before you get a Swiss passport, just in case you didn't dare to do so for the last 10 years
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Re: Can you leave Switzerland after becoming Swiss?

Dear JamesTr,

I obviously traveled lots of times before I became Swiss, by the way, you should not leave the country for more than 5 consecutive months if you want a Swiss passport. But once you get something that you have been dreaming of for last 5 years (in my case a little red book with a white cross), you are very scared to lose it or do something wrong. That is why I was asking just to be sure.

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Actually you can travel outside of Switzerland even before you get a Swiss passport, just in case you didn't dare to do so for the last 10 years
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Re: Can you leave Switzerland after becoming Swiss?

Congrats on becoming Swiss!
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