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Husband does not want Swiss passport. Help

I (originally non-EU, but living in CH) should be eligible to apply for Swiss passport in 2 years, hence Im putting efforts in learning German.
My husband (has EU passport, also lives in CH) does not want a Swiss passport, hence is not learning German.

Is it true that its easier to get a Swiss pass when you apply as a family unit? Would I be able to apply alone? What should I say if the authorities ask me about my husband in the interview?

If this topic has already been discussed in other threads - can you please share the link?

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Re: Husband does not want Swiss passport. Help

You can apply alone. We did the same for our daughter, who is the only one in the family with a Swiss passport now
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Old 23.09.2021, 22:12
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Re: Husband does not want Swiss passport. Help

Just talking to a lady today who would have to surrender her first citizenship to become Swiss. She explained she's the only "foreigner" in her family - husband and children all Swiss. It's really not an issue.
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Re: Husband does not want Swiss passport. Help

Not an issue unless you plan to divorce....



I would suggest that your husband, as an EU citizen, does not have the same sensitivity/vulnerability that you have as Non-EU.


Advice from a well-travelled Swiss colleague of ours is to do it whilst the political climate is positive to foreigners. You never know when the wind may blow the other direction and make it harder to get citizenship.
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Re: Husband does not want Swiss passport. Help

fully understand your husband, just let him be.
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Advice from a well-travelled Swiss colleague of ours is to do it whilst the political climate is positive to foreigners. You never know when the wind may blow the other direction and make it harder to get citizenship.
nothing will ever happen to EU rules
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Not an issue unless you plan to divorce....
How is that becoming an issue in case of a divorse?
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She ain't EU.
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How is that becoming an issue in case of a divorse?
If your permit is tied to his, then if you divorce you need to have a permit in your own right. If you can't get that, you must leave the country.
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Re: Husband does not want Swiss passport. Help

I never said my permit is tied to his. That was a strange assumption.
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Old 24.09.2021, 10:38
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I never said my permit is tied to his. That was a strange assumption.

Not that strange. Often the non EU partner gets the permit due to family reunification.
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My husband (has EU passport, also lives in CH) does not want a Swiss passport, hence is not learning German.

Have you identify the raison?
Is it he don't want the citizenship or is it he don't want to learn the language?
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Have you identify the raison?
Is it he don't want the citizenship or is it he don't want to learn the language?
Both. Which is understandable of course.
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Both. Which is understandable of course.
I was asking because if it was "only" the language you may have a chance to make him change his mine.
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Is it he don't want the citizenship or is it he don't want to learn the language?
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I was asking because if it was "only" the language you may have a chance to make him change his mine.
nah it does not matter to me which passport he has, unless it has an impact on me getting a Swiss one.
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I never said my permit is tied to his. That was a strange assumption.

I've actually not met a married EU/Non-EU couple where the permits were not tied together... so for me it's not a strange assumption.


Unless....you already have your own C permit.... but then you would have already had to prove language skills, so I assumed you have not done that yet as you said you need to learn the language more...
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Old 24.09.2021, 11:30
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I've actually not met a married EU/Non-EU couple where the permits were not tied together... so for me it's not a strange assumption.

Unless....you already have your own C permit.... but then you would have already had to prove language skills, so I assumed you have not done that yet as you said you need to learn the language more...
Indeed, a C permit brings stability and much simpler than the nationality.

Albeit, I'm procrastinating, easier to get the C at 10 years with A2 spoken A1 written German, than getting it now (fast track) B1 spoken A1 written...a few months more and 10 years.....
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Unless....you already have your own C permit.... but then you would have already had to prove language skills, so I assumed you have not done that yet as you said you need to learn the language more...
I have my own C permit.
From the language requirements perspective its much easier to get C permit than passport.
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Re: Husband does not want Swiss passport. Help

Swiss authorities realise that many EU passport holders have no real desire to be Swiss and shouldn't draw any inference that your husband isn't applying.

So go ahead and apply on your own.

Do you have children below 12? If so, your husband would still have to consent to them being on your application, as by default they would be included.
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I've actually not met a married EU/Non-EU couple where the permits were not tied together... so for me it's not a strange assumption.
Whereas most of non-EU people whom I know came here for work, not because of their spouse.
I guess it all depends on which social circles were in.
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Re: Husband does not want Swiss passport. Help

I am currently applying for citizenship, with my children, but my husband doesn't want to do it. There are various reasons, including the language. We are all from the UK.
We (the children and I) had our interview at the beginning of November, which went well.
Yesterday we received a letter saying that we will not be considered for citizenship unless my husband signs up for, and attends (we have to prove both) a German course. It is to demonstrate that the whole family is integrated.
So, one member of a family not applying can have an impact on the others.
I'm not complaining about this, just wanted to let others know about my experience.
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