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Re: Applying for Swiss Citizenship how long?

The charge was for their meeting to discuss your case. You don't need to attend any more meetings. Only turn up to get your ID card and / or Passport.

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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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Old 22.05.2019, 18:44
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Re: Applying for Swiss Citizenship

Our meeting was with two people, one in military uniform

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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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Old 22.05.2019, 19:06
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Re: Applying for Swiss Citizenship

I’ve been told the scanned PDF my employer sent won’t suffice and they need a paper original. Not surprised, so I must he getting more Swiss
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Re: Applying for Swiss Citizenship

Hello all

I am German citizen with Swiss university degree and I submitted my ordinary application in Zürich -City:

June 2018 Applied.
July 2018 Received confirmation that all was in order and application was going from Kantonales Gemeindeamt to Gemeinde.

Since july 2018 I received neither an update /a bill nor a letter for a personal interview, nothing , just radio silent. It seems that the process will take two years 😱

Did anyone start the ordinary Naturalisation process in Zurich-City under the new laws at the same time last year? If yes, what stage are you on ?
Maybe german citizens are exempt from the Interview in Zürich -City? I am getting a little bit confused.

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Re: Applying for Swiss Citizenship

No one has applied for the Citizenship in Zürich-City?
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Re: Applying for Swiss Citizenship

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No one has applied for the Citizenship in Zürich-City?
Cannot comment about Zurich City as such, but I found below link very useful to get an idea about timelines in different parts o Switzerland.

No feedback/bills since almost an year in your case sounds indeed strange.

https://www.englishforum.ch/permits-...ant-diary.html
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Re: Applying for Swiss Citizenship

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Maybe german citizens are exempt from the Interview in Zürich -City? I am getting a little bit confused.
It's not so much about citizenship but having lived there, grown up and gone to school, etc. If German is your mother tongue, or if you've gone to school there for at least five years, you're automatically assumed to have sufficient command of German.
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Old 29.05.2019, 07:41
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No one has applied for the Citizenship in Zürich-City?
I have.
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Old 29.05.2019, 09:59
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No one has applied for the Citizenship in Zürich-City?
My GF has. But she was already Swiss, so the experience is different
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Re: Applying for Swiss Citizenship

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Would be great to get your advise.
I first lived in CH from 2009 to 2011 (roughly 2 years) on B permit.
Then I moved to Singapore and came back in 2013 (was told that my B permit was frozen).
Have been in CH since and just recd my C Permit (non EU).
Partner is Swiss who asked if I would be keen think about citizenship.
In light of the new rules, what I dont know is whether they will count the period from 2013 onwards or take the 02 earlier years in account as well when I was in CH. Anyone has any insights. Much appreciated.
Sorry for reposting this request but would welcome comments from others who may know better on how this will be considered. Thank you in advance for your help.
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Old 03.07.2019, 16:44
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Sorry for reposting this request but would welcome comments from others who may know better on how this will be considered. Thank you in advance for your help.
If you have a C permit, they have already counted you as living here for 5 years. How long have you been married or in a registered partnership?

If married, you need to be married 3 years and living in CH for 5 for facilitated naturalization. If registered partnership, I think you need 10 years in CH not just 5 so those two years might be important.
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If you have a C permit, they have already counted you as living here for 5 years. How long have you been married or in a registered partnership?

If married, you need to be married 3 years and living in CH for 5 for facilitated naturalization. If registered partnership, I think you need 10 years in CH not just 5 so those two years might be important.
Thank you. We live together but not a registered partnership. So I understand that it would be treated as if I was single. The question I dont have an answer to is whether the 02 years I stayed in CH earlier will be counted for the 10 years or not. That could mean I am eligible for being considered in 2021 vs. 2023. So wanted to check if people had any experience with such a situation. Many thanks.
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Re: Applying for Swiss Citizenship

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Thank you. We live together but not a registered partnership. So I understand that it would be treated as if I was single. The question I dont have an answer to is whether the 02 years I stayed in CH earlier will be counted for the 10 years or not. That could mean I am eligible for being considered in 2021 vs. 2023. So wanted to check if people had any experience with such a situation. Many thanks.
According to the SEM website, I would say the 2 years would count since they were on B permit.

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Wer seit zehn Jahren in der Schweiz wohnhaft ist und über eine Niederlassungsbewilligung (Bewilligung C) verfügt, kann bei der Wohngemeinde oder dem Wohnkanton ein Gesuch um Erteilung der ordentlichen Einbürgerung stellen...An die Aufenthaltsdauer angerechnet werden die Aufenthalte
  • mit einem Ausweis B oder C;...
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Anyone who has lived in Switzerland for ten years and has a permanent residence permit (Permit C) can apply to the commune or canton of residence for ordinary naturalisation...The following stays are counted towards the length of stay
  • with ID B or C;...
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Re: Applying for Swiss Citizenship

Papers finally sent forward for processing
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I had my interview today in zurich. I applied in april,last year now its january. This regular application single.n gemeinde zurich there is no separate test, you do everything in the interview. He spoke high german but very fast. I had the feeling he did that because i showed my c1 certificate. He reasured me im doimg fine during the interview.i messed up 3-4 important question but he said his recommandation is to get it,that i passed. It was all from the brochure. He helpped me a couple of time.it will take 6-8 months more for the whole process.


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I've just completed the process in Zurich. While the German test was not too difficult, it good basic knowledge is needed to get through it IMO. My final interview lasted 50 minutes and was mostly about my knowledge the Swiss and kantonal political system and the voting system...in German. That was tough.

They provide an information booklet prior to that. My advice would be to study it very well. I did not study it enough. I took a private tutor a few weeks before to improve my conversation and learn how to describe well in German the reasons why I love Switzerland, my professional history and my personal interests - which also came up in the final interview.

Hope that helps!
i had mine today in zurich-1 person.

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Is this(interview with 5 people) also a 'norm' in Zurich?
What you said its not correct in gemeinde zurich. You have to show the german certificate but there is one interview where you will be tested for politics anx culture and also for integration. One 30 min interview,one person.

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Sorry, but have you read any of the threads here about naturalization?

For regular naturalization there are multiple requirements.

There [may be] a written exam that covers politics, geography, history, etc. That's the one Blenda is referring to with the "booklet" you are sent in advance so you can study.

In the German-speaking area there's a German language certificate requirement, but you should have met that in order to get the C permit (which is also required before you can apply for naturalization).

There's the interview at the municipal level, where you're expected to show your German speaking skills and at the same time show your connection to the community.

Plus the debt register extract, social help extract, proof of taxes being paid and being able to support yourself, etc.

It's not simply an application and an interview. Although that would be nice!

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Re: Applying for Swiss Citizenship

Are you refering to the turkish girl that got rejected and was also asked about her car debt? If thats the, you will see the tranxcript thaf she is asked about the right to vote for men and women and she says "men are for voting and women fir children". She was asked twice.so,she didnt fulfill the requirement of considering men and women equal in political rights.


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are looking for here is not so much the right answers. You have already passed that in your exam or general Swiss culture customs and history knowledge. Here they are judging your attitude and is very subjective. They need to see if you are part of the community and take being Swiss seriously. The community attitude is much more important than being just involved in the stereotypical Swiss activities. Those are just attributes. There have been candidates who have been rejected for having debts with their parents to buy a car before having a job as a sign of lack of self sufficiency and independence while having an informed opinion on the past referendums gotten some a plus. The most important thing is to show some seriousness and responsibility so one can say you will be an asset to the commune. As it has surprised many in the past, a nice and easygoing interview does not mean that you should treat this as a casual chit chat.



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Old 17.01.2020, 14:14
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Re: Applying for Swiss Citizenship

5 people? Have you been watching Die Schweizermacher?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Swissmakers
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Re: Applying for Swiss Citizenship

Quick question. Does it matter which Kanton you are based in when you apply for the citizenship. I have been living in AG but I have been advised that BS may be more open/welcoming in terms of citizenship requests. I understand that the Federal guidelines are consistent but the Kantonal and Gemeinde requirements vary quite a bit. Welcome feedback from others who have experience/advise on the same. Many Thanks.
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Quick question. Does it matter which Kanton you are based in when you apply for the citizenship. I have been living in AG but I have been advised that BS may be more open/welcoming in terms of citizenship requests. I understand that the Federal guidelines are consistent but the Kantonal and Gemeinde requirements vary quite a bit. Welcome feedback from others who have experience/advise on the same. Many Thanks.
If facilitated, it doesn't matter. If regular, then there are varying requirements for each municipality. Don't move before you know what the requirements are for both places.
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