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Re: Any tips for a Citizenship Interview Abroad!

Tamzee thank you for posting your experience. I am at the beginning of the process. Due to COVID things have been held up. I will be going to through as yours my wife is from Bern.

I have a couple of questions about the language requirement. You said you speak spotty French. Is that A1 or A2 level? I have working on my French language skills reading, writing, speaking. I have taken in the past so it is easier for me than German.

I hope you post how everything turned out for you.

Thank you!
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which lake is entirely in switzerland?
Nealy 100 of them, only four are not.

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Nealy 100 of them, only four are not.

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For me the question was “what is the largest lake entirely in CH”. NEver thought they would ask that!

And I thimk there are more than 4 lakes on the Border, TI alone has 4.
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Re: Any tips for a Citizenship Interview Abroad!

AllMiniEnte: Where did you do your interview and in what language? I am at the beginning of the process. My is from Bern and is a citizen. COVID has slowed things down for me moving forward.

Thank you for the information it is a huge help.
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AllMiniEnte: Where did you do your interview and in what language? I am at the beginning of the process. My is from Bern and is a citizen. COVID has slowed things down for me moving forward.

Thank you for the information it is a huge help.
Just read the OP’s posts.
All the information you are asking for is there.

Hint: San Francisco and French.
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For me the question was “what is the largest lake entirely in CH”. NEver thought they would ask that!

And I thimk there are more than 4 lakes on the Border, TI alone has 4.
Yes! Thank you for the correction, it was the LARGEST lake entirely within Switzerland.
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Yes! Thank you for the correction, it was the LARGEST lake entirely within Switzerland.
I NE ver would have guessed
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Just read the OP’s posts.
All the information you are asking for is there.

Hint: San Francisco and French.
Further Correction, I am not OP.
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Tamzee thank you for posting your experience. I am at the beginning of the process. Due to COVID things have been held up. I will be going to through as yours my wife is from Bern.

I have a couple of questions about the language requirement. You said you speak spotty French. Is that A1 or A2 level? I have working on my French language skills reading, writing, speaking. I have taken in the past so it is easier for me than German.

I hope you post how everything turned out for you.

Thank you!
Hello! I am not sure what level my French is unfortunately since I have never taken any formal courses. I have learned by speaking with my husband and his family, since the only way we can communicate is in French! I would say that in general conversation, I am pretty comfortable getting my point across, but my grammar is a bit off. I generally understand most conversations in French, but I did find that it helped to watch videos on youtube covering Swiss history, geography and politics to help familiarize my ear to those types of terms and vocabulary. Simply because those aren't topics I hear on a daily basis.

Wishing you the best of luck, and feel free to ask any other questions you may have!
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Congrats!! It sounds like your interview went well!! You had some really interesting questions!! Fingers crossed we will both be Swiss citizens in 12-18 months!!

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Hello! I am not sure what level my French is unfortunately since I have never taken any formal courses. I have learned by speaking with my husband and his family, since the only way we can communicate is in French! I would say that in general conversation, I am pretty comfortable getting my point across, but my grammar is a bit off. I generally understand most conversations in French, but I did find that it helped to watch videos on youtube covering Swiss history, geography and politics to help familiarize my ear to those types of terms and vocabulary. Simply because those aren't topics I hear on a daily basis.

Wishing you the best of luck, and feel free to ask any other questions you may have!
Thank you tamzee. This is very helpful.
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Hello everyone! I just wanted to post an update for timeline purposes! So I had my interview approx 6 weeks ago. A few of my references received notices recently to answer some questions from SEM. I guess that’s progress! 😉
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