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Swiss citizenship

How can I become or stay a Swiss citizen?

These and similar issues are regulated on a national level by the Federal Act on the Acquisition and Loss of Swiss Citizenship (Swiss Citizenship Act (SCA). Information sheets on these matters are available at Swiss embassies and consulates as well as at the Consular Directorate of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).

In this category, you will find more information on Swiss nationality from birth by being born to a Swiss parent, cases in which an application for simplified naturalisation can be submitted and when a reinstatement of citizenship is possible. Furthermore, you will find information on how and when it is possible to apply for Swiss citizenship by marriage as well as information on dual citizenship.

For further information on Swiss citizenship and naturalisation, contact the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM):