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Swiss Citizenship

Switzerland brought in a new requirement for foreigners who want to apply f or c itizenship. From now on , foreigners must complete a formal test of one of four national languages in order to prove to be a suitable level.

It is e xpected that this new rule will result in  quite a dramatic decrease of applications in the first six months after becoming effective. One more indicator is simply naturalization, which allows the foreign spouses and children of Swiss citizens to receive the citizenship much easier, which has dropped by a third in the last two last years. Moreover, the number of applicants was extremely low in French-speaking regions like Geneva and Vaud.

New citizenship rules

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