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Old 24.03.2019, 21:26
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You'll be fine. BTW the first letter, about a month-ish after the application, that was free. The letter saying the decision was positive and I'd soon be Swiss, THAT one was the expensive one.
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Thank you!

Mine is also facilitated. And I don't expect too many bills to come via the Post for the approximate amount I expect to have to spend, but still, nice to know how the process was for you!

Now to just sit back and wait. And wait. And wait. (I hope that all of the reports of 1.5 - 2 years aren't entirely true!)
I applied for facilitated naturalization in July 2018, directly at the SEM in Bern and was sent a bill of 900Chf. The procedure only started after I paid the bill. I had my interview in early Feb in Zurich, the Gemeinde where I live.

In my case, there was probably a delay of a few weeks because the SEM forgot to ask one document (betreibungsauszug of my partner). They asked for this document around 2 months after I had handed in my first application.
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Old 13.04.2019, 09:39
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Re: Applying for Swiss Citizenship

Updating my own experience, for the benefit of others

I sent my application to Bern on March 26th and received a bill for 900CHF on April 12th. Just over two weeks to get it this far along - that's a lot faster than I expected!
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Old 17.04.2019, 14:03
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Updating my own experience, for the benefit of others

I sent my application to Bern on March 26th and received a bill for 900CHF on April 12th. Just over two weeks to get it this far along - that's a lot faster than I expected!
This is pretty much what I experienced too, the bill came within 10 days of submitting all the documents to SEM.

In your case the SEM would now send the paperwork to your canton of residence and ask them to make a report about you.

In my case after 4 months of the application process, the canton of residence (Zurich) sent me a letter with a form to fill and some self declarations to sign. 3 weeks after that they sent me an invite to an interview which was scheduled for a date, 2 months later.

The interview was 2 months ago and last week I got a provisional approval for my citizenship from the SEM. The same letter was sent to my Heimatort and WohnGemeinde. There is a 30 day wait period and if no one raises an objecttion, I should get the final confirmation letter.

If everything goes fine, the whole process for me should be around a year.
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Old 17.04.2019, 15:56
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If everything goes fine, the whole process for me should be around a year.
Wow, that's really quick! Congratulations ahead of time

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The interview was 2 months ago...
I know that every situation is different, but I am curious to hear more about your interview. All details are welcome, no matter how mundane them may seem...
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Old 18.04.2019, 06:38
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I know that every situation is different, but I am curious to hear more about your interview. All details are welcome, no matter how mundane them may seem...
Another person had asked me the exact same question in another thread. I hope this link works for you. Again, this is Zurich specific.

https://www.englishforum.ch/3061239-post16.html
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Old 25.04.2019, 13:44
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Hi Miss_Bean

I am in the same boat, with my OH awaiting C pemit eligibility in 4 months and me having the C already.

Since I am also planning to apply for myself and my son in ZH, I am eager to learn how far are you with the process and your experience so far?

TIA!
I cleared the exam last year, applied all documents starting this year, got a confirmation that they have received my application and it can take 1 year for the process.
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Old 25.04.2019, 13:47
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Hello, all

I am going through the final stages (I hope!) of the citizenship procedure, and am due to appear soon before the naturalisation commission of our local commune (Grand-Saconnex). I have done my homework as much as possible, but really have no idea of what to expect at this hearing. Has anyone had recent experience with these interviews, particularly in Grand-Saconnex? Any guidance on how to prepare?

Thanks in advance for any advice! best regards
Is this(interview with 5 people) also a 'norm' in Zurich?
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Re: Applying for Swiss Citizenship

....just a quick question for those in the know...if you've been successful in all the various parts of the process and you receive the email saying congratulations, you're now Swiss, is there an additional bill to be expected at the end?

I'm going through the facilitated process from abroad and was wondering if I need to budget for anything else significant!
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Old 11.05.2019, 16:17
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....just a quick question for those in the know...if you've been successful in all the various parts of the process and you receive the email saying congratulations, you're now Swiss, is there an additional bill to be expected at the end?

I'm going through the facilitated process from abroad and was wondering if I need to budget for anything else significant!
Did you already pay the 900-whatever? If so then the last bill you'll pay is for your passport and/or ID card and that's not a big bill. And maybe for an update to the family register? I think we got a small bill for that too, like 20 Francs.
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Wow, that's really quick! Congratulations ahead of time



I know that every situation is different, but I am curious to hear more about your interview. All details are welcome, no matter how mundane them may seem...
I had one interview at home by one person. Lasted 30 mins. A few basic questions about CH-like what's the capital city. A bit of chit and chat and he was gone. I should have offered him a tea but I dont think he would have had the time. Pretty mundane!!
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Did you already pay the 900-whatever? If so then the last bill you'll pay is for your passport and/or ID card and that's not a big bill. And maybe for an update to the family register? I think we got a small bill for that too, like 20 Francs.
Yes, we already paid the first part so that's good to hear. Thanks for the info!
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Old 14.05.2019, 16:16
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....just a quick question for those in the know...if you've been successful in all the various parts of the process and you receive the email saying congratulations, you're now Swiss, is there an additional bill to be expected at the end?

I'm going through the facilitated process from abroad and was wondering if I need to budget for anything else significant!
No clue, but You are already Swiss, when you start worrying about a random bill
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Is this(interview with 5 people) also a 'norm' in Zurich?
Well I had one interviewer at home. Very homely. In Zürich it's probably not the norm with 5 people. Thats more an interrogation!
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Re: Applying for Swiss Citizenship how long?

Hi to all

in March 2018 i apply for Swiss Citizenship.
after get my B1 German Papper, and give the test from Switzerland i get a invitation with the Gemeinde for a interview of 50 minutes.
Gemeinde say yes, in end of november gemeinde send me a bill for 1016 , end of march 2019 i get a bill of 500 from the kantonsggebürgerrecht, and 15 april 2019 a 100 bill from SEM.
my question how many bill more i will get?
how long will take?

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It takes as long as it takes. If you've already paid all the levels odds are things are moving along nicely for you.
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It takes as long as it takes. If you've already paid all the levels odds are things are moving along nicely for you.
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Re: Applying for Swiss Citizenship how long?

You still need the Gemindebürgerrecht and the costs still to come are for their Gespräch and to make it law, around 400 CHF and 100 CHF for us respectively.Then there is the Heimatschein 31 CHF and the costs for the Identity card 70 CHF and Passport 140 CHF.

You will need to wait until the next meeting of the Kantonsrat/Bürgerversammlung. If you miss one it may take longer. The entire process took under a year for us in Zug with our forms sumbitted in June 2018. From where you are now it took 2 months.

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Hi to all

in March 2018 i apply for Swiss Citizenship.
after get my B1 German Papper, and give the test from Switzerland i get a invitation with the Gemeinde for a interview of 50 minutes.
Gemeinde say yes, in end of november gemeinde send me a bill for 1016 , end of march 2019 i get a bill of 500 from the kantonsggebürgerrecht, and 15 april 2019 a 100 bill from SEM.
my question how many bill more i will get?
how long will take?

thanks.

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Old 22.05.2019, 12:24
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You still need the Gemindebürgerrecht and the costs still to come are for their Gespräch and to make it law, around 400 CHF and 100 CHF for us respectively.Then there is the Heimatschein 31 CHF and the costs for the Identity card 70 CHF and Passport 140 CHF.

You will need to wait until the next meeting of the Kantonsrat/Bürgerversammlung. If you miss one it may take longer. The entire process took under a year for us in Zug with our forms sumbitted in June 2018. From where you are now it took 2 months.

Hope that helps.
Thank you so much! i have no idea i supposed to go to a new meeting , but well now i know i much still to pay ... me plus my kids
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