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Acquiring Swiss Citizenship Through Mother

My mother was born in Grindelwald living in Italy while retaining her Swiss citizenship. We moved to the U.S. when I was a child at which point my mother acquired U.S. citizenship. She passed away 7 years ago, but I was wondering if it would be possible for me to seek Swiss citizenship.
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Re: Acquiring Swiss Citizenship Through Mother

Yes, it should be, assuming you can show you have close ties to Switzerland.

7. Article 58a Naturalization Act
A foreign child, from the marriage of a Swiss woman to a foreign national, who has close links with Switzerland.

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

So, do you have family here. Visit the country often? Etc, etc?
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Re: Acquiring Swiss Citizenship Through Mother

My aunt lived utside of Zurich, but has since passed away. I have close and distant cousins who live in Switzerland.
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My aunt lived utside of Zurich, but has since passed away. I have close and distant cousins who live in Switzerland.
That's nice.
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My aunt lived utside of Zurich, but has since passed away. I have close and distant cousins who live in Switzerland.
But are you in regular contact with them? Visit them fairly often? Just because you have them here doesn't necessarily make that "close ties to Switzerland".
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But are you in regular contact with them? Visit them fairly often? Just because you have them here doesn't necessarily make that "close ties to Switzerland".
You're sure close ties are necessary as the mother is (was) Swiss?
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You're sure close ties are necessary as the mother is (was) Swiss?
According to the link MF provided, yes.
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Re: Acquiring Swiss Citizenship Through Mother

That's the trouble with some parents. My father gathered all passports possible right after birth for us kids. Between three children we have 3 Swiss-, 2 German, 1 Peruvian and 2 Ecuadorian passports.
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Re: Acquiring Swiss Citizenship Through Mother

It's all very subjective. All but one of my many children applied for and received facilitated naturalisation (all were educated in French-language schools, including 2 of them in Ecolint Geneva).

Our nearest living relative is a 5th cousin with whom I exchange Christmas cards. We visit the country often and own a holiday flat.

The last child, living in San Francisco (married to a Frenchman and speaking French at home) has just applied for her FBI clearance, bearing in mind the law changes 31 Dec. 2017.

There is a culture exam. My son went to see the consular officer at the appointed time. The phone rang after 5 minutes. The consul said that his boss, the Consul General, needed to see him at once. Interview over, he passed. He and his 3 children are now Swiss.

Another child studied hard for the culture-and-history exam. She thought the exam a doddle.

Yet another child was Swiss at birth. Nobody asked her anything. She's now a surgeon in England.
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