Which Swiss cantons have the strictest citizenship requirements?
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Which Swiss cantons have the strictest citizenship requirements?

The central Swiss canton of Aargau has just voted to make the process of naturalisation more difficult. Which other cantons have tough naturalisation processes?

Reader question: What should I do if I lose my Swiss residency permit?
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Reader question: What should I do if I lose my Swiss residency permit?

EXPLAINED: How to get a visa to retire in Switzerland
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EXPLAINED: How to get a visa to retire in Switzerland

EXPLAINED: What’s the difference between permanent residence and Swiss citizenship?
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EXPLAINED: What’s the difference between permanent residence and Swiss citizenship?

Have your say: Tell us about getting citizenship in Switzerland
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Have your say: Tell us about getting citizenship in Switzerland

Why freedom of movement a ‘sticking point’ in Swiss-EU talks

Why freedom of movement a ‘sticking point’ in Swiss-EU talks

Naturalisation through marriage: How your partner can obtain Swiss citizenship
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Naturalisation through marriage: How your partner can obtain Swiss citizenship

COMPARE: Which European countries have the toughest rules for gaining citizenship?
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COMPARE: Which European countries have the toughest rules for gaining citizenship?

EXPLAINED: Why ‘simplified’ Swiss naturalisation is actually not that simple
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EXPLAINED: Why ‘simplified’ Swiss naturalisation is actually not that simple

I thought I was Swiss? How being mistaken as a national can put you on the road to citizenship
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I thought I was Swiss? How being mistaken as a national can put you on the road to citizenship

Reader question: What does being ‘successfully integrated’ in Switzerland mean?

Reader question: What does being ‘successfully integrated’ in Switzerland mean?

How much does it cost to become a Swiss citizen?
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How much does it cost to become a Swiss citizen?

How to apply for Swiss citizenship: An essential guide
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How to apply for Swiss citizenship: An essential guide

EXPLAINED: Why do US citizens in Switzerland give up their American passports?
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EXPLAINED: Why do US citizens in Switzerland give up their American passports?

Am I eligible for Swiss citizenship?
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Am I eligible for Swiss citizenship?

Swiss leaders warn migration initiative would ‘end free movement’ and ‘threaten economic prosperity’

Swiss leaders warn migration initiative would ‘end free movement’ and ‘threaten economic prosperity’

EXPLAINED: All you need to know about dual nationals in Switzerland
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EXPLAINED: All you need to know about dual nationals in Switzerland

How an Italian man’s lack of zoo animal knowledge cost him Swiss citizenship

How an Italian man’s lack of zoo animal knowledge cost him Swiss citizenship

How have Switzerland’s tougher language requirements for work permits affected foreign citizens?

How have Switzerland’s tougher language requirements for work permits affected foreign citizens?

Work permits: Switzerland introduces new rules for language proficiency certificates

Work permits: Switzerland introduces new rules for language proficiency certificates

Would you pass Switzerland’s citizenship exam?
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Would you pass Switzerland’s citizenship exam?

Why getting Swiss citizenship can be worth up to 10,000 francs per year
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Why getting Swiss citizenship can be worth up to 10,000 francs per year

How employers and landlords in Switzerland ‘discriminate against Swiss citizens of immigrant origin’

How employers and landlords in Switzerland ‘discriminate against Swiss citizens of immigrant origin’

EU agrees to three-month Brexit ‘flextension’

EU agrees to three-month Brexit ‘flextension’

Too poor: Swiss-born woman who lost citizenship through marriage must leave country

Too poor: Swiss-born woman who lost citizenship through marriage must leave country

Woman refused Swiss citizenship after responding ‘uh’ over 200 times in interview

Woman refused Swiss citizenship after responding ‘uh’ over 200 times in interview

Where in Switzerland your citizenship application will cost you the most
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Where in Switzerland your citizenship application will cost you the most

In citizenship cases, Swiss direct democracy shows its cracks

In citizenship cases, Swiss direct democracy shows its cracks

Brexit: What Brits in Switzerland make of the rights agreement with the UK

Brexit: What Brits in Switzerland make of the rights agreement with the UK

Just 1,000 third-generation foreigners apply for Swiss passport under easier citizenship rules

Just 1,000 third-generation foreigners apply for Swiss passport under easier citizenship rules

Call for Swiss MPs and senators to disclose dual nationality

Call for Swiss MPs and senators to disclose dual nationality

Britons in Europe hold breath as MPs set to vote on Brexit deal

Britons in Europe hold breath as MPs set to vote on Brexit deal

The Swiss stories that made international headlines in 2018

The Swiss stories that made international headlines in 2018

The huge foreigner-sized hole in Swiss democracy
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The huge foreigner-sized hole in Swiss democracy

Only in Switzerland: Relive the 10 most Swiss stories of 2018

Only in Switzerland: Relive the 10 most Swiss stories of 2018

Swiss citizenship fees vary widely across country: report

Swiss citizenship fees vary widely across country: report

One in six people living in Switzerland now a dual national

One in six people living in Switzerland now a dual national

Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over handshake refusal

Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over handshake refusal

Are new language tests putting people off applying for Swiss citizenship?

Are new language tests putting people off applying for Swiss citizenship?

Increasingly international: number of Swiss dual nationals soars

Increasingly international: number of Swiss dual nationals soars

Raclette affair: Swiss town defends decision to deny Brit citizenship

Raclette affair: Swiss town defends decision to deny Brit citizenship

Brit denied Swiss citizenship after ‘failing raclette question’

Brit denied Swiss citizenship after ‘failing raclette question’

Switzerland has fifth ‘most powerful’ passport in the world

Switzerland has fifth ‘most powerful’ passport in the world

Big drop registered in number of foreigners receiving Swiss citizenship

Big drop registered in number of foreigners receiving Swiss citizenship

Dutch anti-cowbell campaigner finally handed Swiss citizenship

Dutch anti-cowbell campaigner finally handed Swiss citizenship

Swiss-born Italian finally granted citizenship – but not his wife

Swiss-born Italian finally granted citizenship – but not his wife

Survey: Switzerland is still the ‘best country’ in the world

Survey: Switzerland is still the ‘best country’ in the world

Third gen foreigners can become Swiss more easily from February

Third gen foreigners can become Swiss more easily from February

Becoming Swiss will be harder in 2018

Becoming Swiss will be harder in 2018

Swiss parliament rejects bill calling for ban on dual nationals in government

Swiss parliament rejects bill calling for ban on dual nationals in government

Thurgau steps up language requirements for foreigners seeking Swiss citizenship

Thurgau steps up language requirements for foreigners seeking Swiss citizenship

More than a third of adults in Switzerland have immigrant roots

More than a third of adults in Switzerland have immigrant roots

Dutch anti-cowbell campaigner wins battle for Swiss citizenship

Dutch anti-cowbell campaigner wins battle for Swiss citizenship

Swiss approve easier nationalization process for 3rd gen immigrants

Swiss approve easier nationalization process for 3rd gen immigrants

Switzerland votes on citizenship measure after anti-Muslim campaign

Switzerland votes on citizenship measure after anti-Muslim campaign

Will the Swiss back simpler naturalization for 3rd gen immigrants?

Will the Swiss back simpler naturalization for 3rd gen immigrants?

Swiss MP: foreigners ‘should renounce citizenship to become Swiss’

Swiss MP: foreigners ‘should renounce citizenship to become Swiss’

‘Unfair’ burqa posters shake up Swiss naturalization debate

‘Unfair’ burqa posters shake up Swiss naturalization debate

‘Annoying’ anti-cowbell campaigner denied Swiss passport

‘Annoying’ anti-cowbell campaigner denied Swiss passport

Swiss to vote on passport rules for 3rd gen foreigners

Swiss to vote on passport rules for 3rd gen foreigners

Bern argues over passports for 3rd generation foreigners

Bern argues over passports for 3rd generation foreigners

Report: Swiss citizenship rules leave some stateless

Report: Swiss citizenship rules leave some stateless

Eastern European names ‘banned’ by Swiss bureaucrats

Eastern European names ‘banned’ by Swiss bureaucrats

Sweatpant-wearing family denied Swiss passports

Sweatpant-wearing family denied Swiss passports

Anti-immigrant climate sparks citizenship rush

Anti-immigrant climate sparks citizenship rush

Swiss back shared migrant responsibility

Swiss back shared migrant responsibility

Ranking downgrades Swiss passport’s ‘power’

Ranking downgrades Swiss passport’s ‘power’

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Refugees get ‘priority over foreigners’ for jobs

Longtime US expat gives up citizenship quest

Longtime US expat gives up citizenship quest

Expat dilemma: to be or not to be a Swiss citizen

Expat dilemma: to be or not to be a Swiss citizen

Eritrean refugees find shelter at Swiss abbey

Eritrean refugees find shelter at Swiss abbey

Expat disputes ‘unjust’ citizenship rejection

Expat disputes ‘unjust’ citizenship rejection

EXPLAINED: How to prove you are a resident in Switzerland
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EXPLAINED: How to prove you are a resident in Switzerland

Swiss-Americans ditch US passports

Swiss-Americans ditch US passports

Michele Bachmann takes Swiss citizenship

Michele Bachmann takes Swiss citizenship

Ex-White House hopeful in Swiss passport U-turn

Ex-White House hopeful in Swiss passport U-turn

Would you pass a Swiss citizenship test?

Would you pass a Swiss citizenship test?