Becoming a Swiss citizen is a long and somewhat complicated path with a few hurdles to overcome along the way. A few weeks from now Jo will start the process of applying to become Swiss and with that, we are beginning a new series in our podcast: 'Becoming Swiss'. It'll track her progress and give you insight into one person's journey through the Swiss naturalisation system.

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Notes on this episode of Swiss and Chips: Becoming Swiss, part one

In this first episode of the new series 'Becoming Swiss', we'll guide you through what it takes in theory to (hopefully!) become a Swiss citizen, what it means to apply for the Swiss passport, hopes and fears, and some personal thoughts on the system.

  • What does it mean to get the Swiss passport?
  • What does the procedure involve and what are the general rules?
  • When can it start and how long will it take?
  • Does it matter where you start your procedure and when?
  • How fair is the system?
  • Why is Jo doing it?
  • What are her worries?

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