Becoming Swiss, part three: 'Starting the Application Process'

Becoming Swiss, part three: 'Starting the Application Process'

After living in Switzerland for ten years, I can now formally apply to become a Swiss citizen! There are a number of conditions I had to make sure I met before applying, which we mention in this episode of the podcast. We'll talk you through how to start the process in Bern specifically, as there are differences depending on where you live and exactly which type of naturalisation you are applying for.

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Notes on this episode of Swiss and Chips: Your British Guide to Switzerland

  • Contacting the naturalisation office: which questions to expect in the first phone call
  • Current differences due to coronavirus
  • The first appointment at the naturalisation office: what to take with you and what happens during the appointment
  • What happens next?

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