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Old 31.03.2011, 21:29
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Re: CH Facilitated Naturalisation - How far along am I?

I suggest for a start, that you read the rulings on the subject. Info in the Sticky at the top of this section of the Forum.
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I would start now. It may actually be done before you move. Since you are outside the country already it probably doesn't matter if you move.

Good luck with it.

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Re: CH Facilitated Naturalisation - How far along am I?

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I suggest for a start, that you read the rulings on the subject. Info in the Sticky at the top of this section of the Forum.
Thank you Longbyt I have read the gov info ( sticky link ) several times and qualify for Facilitated Naturalisation.

I was curious if anyone had any experience to share regarding moving countries half way through the process.... I have only heard a negative experience from a guy my husband works with who moved from Italy to US and the process took nearly 3 years as his paperwork got lost in the system somehow...and he had to re-send lots of things.
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Re: Facilitated naturalization interview

Dear all,
I have started my application last july and submitted all the paperwork(tax returns statement etc.) sometime in june 2012.

The last week I received a letter with two forms included. Basically they wanted a signed statement that:

- I'd not done anything illegal during the last 10 years in Switzerland
- That my marriage isn't a sham with the end result being a passport.

I send this documents yesterday and waiting with my finger crossed.

Can anyone let me know, how far I'm in my faciliated naturalisation process? FYI, I'm living in Canton Neuchâtel.

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Re: CH Facilitated Naturalisation - How far along am I?

You're 95% there
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Re: CH Facilitated Naturalisation - How far along am I?

Hi Phil,

When did you get your approval letter?.. after sending those last two documents. I mean the time between those two docments sent and the receival of the approval letter.

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Re: CH Facilitated Naturalisation - How far along am I?

Hi Evilshell,

What do you mean by 95% ? Please let me know the further procedures in my case. Thanks in advance for you help.
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Re: CH Facilitated Naturalisation - How far along am I?

Another update,

Received my Initial approaval letter Yesterday. Have to wait for another two months for final approval letter as per ODM.

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Thank you Longbyt I have read the gov info ( sticky link ) several times and qualify for Facilitated Naturalisation.

I was curious if anyone had any experience to share regarding moving countries half way through the process.... I have only heard a negative experience from a guy my husband works with who moved from Italy to US and the process took nearly 3 years as his paperwork got lost in the system somehow...and he had to re-send lots of things.
I applied in New York City (based on my Mum's recovered Swiss nationality) but I was actually resident in London, though domiciled (both in the English-law and New York State-law senses) in New York because I was a graduate student in Belgium.

The issue of actual residence only came up after I got my doctorate in Belgium and registered myself and my daughter (when she approached age 18) with the Swiss consular section in London. I mentioned the domicile issue (i.e. students and diplomats never change domicile so long as they retain that status); they were only being officious and didn't have any basis to pursue an objection. I already had my passport and ID card by then anyway.

Is there any reason to volunteer information not asked for? Once the application is approved it's only a matter of exchanging documents.

My daughter will garner consular frowns on another issue: she hasn't bothered to tell them she married, and probably won't until she has to renew her passport.
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So things have now progressed further.

But during the week something surprising happened. There was a ring at the door, and the Kaonton SZ Police were standing there. Obviously some find of spot check to see if I really did live there and we didn't have a marriage of convenience .
Yeah, this happened about 3-4 months into the process for me...A 7AM Sunday arousal by the local police, believe it or not - I thought that was a bit unnecessary, tbh...I was half asleep so I wasn't sure why they were there, thought something bad had happened...But as you say, the purpose was to confirm things looked legitimate in terms of the marriage

The interview at the police station weeks later took about an hour or so, did it in French...Very casual, even somewhat friendly although the officer did tell me it would be 12-18 months (in total) before I received an answer regarding the naturalisation...In retrospect, perhaps this was merely the standard info to pass along

My whole process, amazingly, took just under 6 months from application to the 700+ CHF registered letter...From there, waited another 2 months for any potential cantonal & communal objections and then the passport appointment

Considering the green card process my wife went through in the US, this was a breeze
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Re: CH Facilitated Naturalisation - How far along am I?

To Janetw - I am about to apply for Facilitated Naturalisation and will also be moving out the country shortly. Hopefully moving out the country half way through the process won`t halt the entire proceedings if the connections with Switzerlands are very strong. On the reasons for wanting Swiss citizenship, I explained that I wanted to retain the connection with the country, without bias in the future if I want to return. if they refer my back to a consulate I will post my experiences.
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Re: CH Facilitated Naturalisation - How far along am I?

Hi,
I am also going through the process of Erleichterte Einbürgerung at the moment. I sent in the form at the end of January. They are very clear about "Don't call us; we'll call you". I have an American friend who received the Swiss passport in 6 months, and then the previous poster also said something about 6 months, so apparently it's not terribly uncommon.
I contacted the authorities to let them know we'd be leaving the country in June for an extended time away, and if any interviews were necessary I'd like to do them beforehand. They just repeated that the process normally takes 18 months, but they would consider what I said.

It's good to know that the process might very well be quicker than I thought.

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