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Canton shopping for a passport

Assuming you had the flexibility to relocate to any gemeinde within any canton in advance of a citizenship application. which would be the one that is the fastest to acquire a passport and has the minimum of hassles and requirements?
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Re: Canton shopping for a passport

I think you will find it is actually the Gemeinde which sets the final rules, under the guidance of the Canton.

https://www.ch.ch/en/naturalisation-switzerland/ . . will you pass the language test? With most Cantons you need residence for 10 years, with residence in the applying Gemeinde of at least 3 years.
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assuming you had the flexibility to relocate to any gemeinde within any canton in advance of a citizenship application. Which would be the one that is the fastest to acquire a passport and has the minimum of hassles and requirements?
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Re: Canton shopping for a passport

Cantonal residence requirements are here:

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...tzfristen.html

But your guess is as good as mine as to which commune/gemeinde would be the fastest.
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Re: Canton shopping for a passport

for example, i was wondering whether all language requirements were similar (in terms of level, or evidence required)
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Re: Canton shopping for a passport

The Gemeinde is not free to set whatever rules and requirements; this is not the point.


Besides the Federal Level, rather Cantonal law and the procedure, particularly its rapidity. And then again, Gemeinde reunion schedules may play an important rules, on the other hand.


Geneva e.g. is known for being notoriously slow, with regards to naturalization procedure, although being there involved much less institutions than in other cantons (https://www.sem.admin.ch/content/dam...ueg-anh4-d.pdf),


meanwhile Zurich fast.
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Re: Canton shopping for a passport

I have been told that Neuchâtel is very easy and fast. Apparently they're not too choosy who they let in as long as they're paying the taxes.
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Re: Canton shopping for a passport

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I have been told that Neuchâtel is very easy and fast. Apparently they're not too choosy who they let in as long as they're paying the taxes.
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Re: Canton shopping for a passport

Aside from the formal requirements, I expect there are large factors such as waiting lists, processing speed etc. Maybe in one place, you could apply, and get it processed in a couple of months. Others may have long waiting times and could take several years.
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Re: Canton shopping for a passport

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I have been told that Neuchâtel is very easy and fast. Apparently they're not too choosy who they let in as long as they're paying the taxes.
from what I gather the french side is easier for a lot of things
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Re: Canton shopping for a passport

In Neuchâtel and Romandie, you still have to demonstrate integration, A2 communication in French and have lived in Neuchâtel Canton for at least 3 years of the 12 in CH.
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Re: Canton shopping for a passport

Here's one to avoid [Einsiedeln, Schwyz] based on the following experience: American professor denied Swiss citizenship
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Re: Canton shopping for a passport

Get divorced and marry a Swiss!

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Re: Canton shopping for a passport

In Neuchâtel and Romandie, you still have to demonstrate integration, A2 communication in French and have lived in Neuchâtel Canton for at least 3 years of the 12 in CH. And wherever it is, you are still dependent on the member of staff on the day, and also the local Councillors assigned by the Commune to make a decision, and they change all the time. Pot luck on the day.
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