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Today I am Swiss
« on: September 29, 2020, 01:09:25 PM »
I got the official notification in today's mail: my application for Swiss citizenship has been approved and accepted. This means that I can officially stay here for as long as I like  :inlove:

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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2020, 01:13:54 PM »
Cool!
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2020, 02:12:15 PM »
Congrats

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Re: Today I am Swiss
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2020, 02:22:47 PM »
I got the official notification in today's mail: my application for Swiss citizenship has been approved and accepted. This means that I can officially stay here for as long as I like  :inlove:

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Re: Today I am Swiss
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2020, 02:36:36 PM »
that's very cool!
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2020, 02:39:52 PM »
Is that picture a clever commentary on your time as a Jersey girl?  Cuz it should be.  Congrats.

Hehe. Jersey. If I were to post a photo that represented my time there, it would be closer to this:

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« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2020, 02:54:55 PM »
Congratulations!
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« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2020, 03:11:23 PM »
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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2020, 03:19:52 PM »
Cool!
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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2020, 04:08:43 PM »
Neat! :bigok:
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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2020, 04:25:40 PM »
You will probably be asked to bake a celebratory offering of Läckerli.
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Re: Today I am Swiss
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2020, 06:41:27 PM »
Ok so do you know where the gold is hidden? How about telling the gang?

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« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2020, 02:08:27 AM »
Well done. And Switzerland recently did the right thing on freedom of movement in Europe.
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« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2020, 02:37:51 AM »
Looks like you took a spin on the Cowasaki to celebrate.
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« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2020, 06:41:34 AM »
You will probably be asked to bake a celebratory offering of Läckerli.
 :banana:

Mmmmm, läckerli...

Also, congrats!  How does that work with your 'Murican citizenship?
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She's got a worm in 'er belly? That's disgusting! That's interesting, but very disgusting. 

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« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2020, 08:11:20 AM »
After watching last night's debate, can you post a link to emigration instructions?   :-[
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« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2020, 08:41:20 AM »
We should rename you Swiss Mrs. DantesDame.
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« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2020, 08:45:32 AM »
Holy crap on a cracker....I was in Basel, Switzerland at the start of my 2019 river cruise.  Didn't even think to look you up.
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« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2020, 10:29:53 AM »
Well done. And Switzerland recently did the right thing on freedom of movement in Europe.

Of course  :smoking:
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« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2020, 10:30:38 AM »
You will probably be asked to bake a celebratory offering of Läckerli.
 :banana:

Does anyone actually make that? I thought you just bought it from the Läckerli store?   :redface:
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« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2020, 10:32:09 AM »
You will probably be asked to bake a celebratory offering of Läckerli.
 :banana:

Mmmmm, läckerli...

Also, congrats!  How does that work with your 'Murican citizenship?

No problem to have both. I mean, "no problem" as in neither country cares. But I'm not sure how long the US passport will be valid. We've (Dan and I) been talking for years about the pros/cons of keeping both. Right now, there aren't a lot of pros, and the cons aren't terrible, but just annoying.
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« Reply #21 on: September 30, 2020, 10:34:22 AM »
After watching last night's debate, can you post a link to emigration instructions?   :-[

I avoided that shitshow....   But to answer your question: How to Immigrate to Switzerland - but good luck! And to become a citizen? You need at least 10 years once you're in the country before you can apply.
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« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2020, 10:34:41 AM »
Holy crap on a cracker....I was in Basel, Switzerland at the start of my 2019 river cruise.  Didn't even think to look you up.

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« Reply #23 on: September 30, 2020, 10:46:19 AM »
After watching last night's debate, can you post a link to emigration instructions?   :-[

I avoided that shitshow....   But to answer your question: How to Immigrate to Switzerland - but good luck! And to become a citizen? You need at least 10 years once you're in the country before you can apply.

Thanks!  That'll be a fun read.  (Edit, that link is for going the opposite way.)

And it might take us that long, given the tax planning needed to minimize the 24% exit tax on all our assets.  Have you ever noticed how Hollywood stars will say that they're leaving the US if so-and-so gets elected, but they never do?  I think it's because they talk big before their accountant clues them into the haircut they'd be getting.
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« Reply #24 on: September 30, 2020, 11:22:19 AM »
After watching last night's debate, can you post a link to emigration instructions?   :-[

I avoided that shitshow....   But to answer your question: How to Immigrate to Switzerland - but good luck! And to become a citizen? You need at least 10 years once you're in the country before you can apply.

Thanks!  That'll be a fun read.  (Edit, that link is for going the opposite way.)
  :facepalm:

Oops - try this one

Or this one

Or this one  ;D
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« Reply #25 on: September 30, 2020, 02:20:41 PM »
CONGRATS - curious question (I didn't follow the links above yet) - was there a language requirement?

BTW, for those of you are looking Here’s how you can get foreign citizenship and a second passport in as little as two years

I see form the links provided that "knowledge of a Swiss national language spoken to B1 level and written to A2 level (introduced as part of the 2018 Swiss Citizenship Act)" is required and it is expected that applicants will be punctual and polite. 
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« Reply #26 on: September 30, 2020, 02:27:19 PM »
CONGRATS - curious question (I didn't follow the links above yet) - was there a language requirement?

Thanks!

Yes, I had to take language test and then submit my certificate showing that I had mastered German in both speaking and writing. "Mastered" is an overstatement, though :lol: - all I had to do was to be able to carry on a conversation and "write a letter to my friend."
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« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2020, 02:30:42 PM »
CONGRATS - curious question (I didn't follow the links above yet) - was there a language requirement?

BTW, for those of you are looking Here’s how you can get foreign citizenship and a second passport in as little as two years

I see form the links provided that "knowledge of a Swiss national language spoken to B1 level and written to A2 level (introduced as part of the 2018 Swiss Citizenship Act)" is required and it is expected that applicants will be punctual and polite.

I don't know. I have a foreign citizenship, and it took me no where near as long as two years.

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« Reply #28 on: September 30, 2020, 02:54:56 PM »
I don't know. I have a foreign citizenship, and it took me no where near as long as two years.

Yeah, but you already were a foreigner :blbl: I suspect requirements have changed over the years, and there may have been allowances for citizens of favored nations.  A friend & I looked into a second citizenship many years ago.

I may start looking again.  I used to be really good on hockey skates, I'm sure that must count a little.
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« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2020, 06:29:46 AM »
Good for you Ms DD.

I noticed in your learning to ride thread you were speaking some European.

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« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2020, 07:19:43 AM »
Awesome DD.

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« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2020, 07:26:10 AM »
Congratulations!
My mom inadvertently gave up my rights to Swiss citizenship in 1975, when she signed away the ownership to a "home" she inherited from my great aunts in Canton Zug.  Supposedly, that's not totally the end of the line, but it would have been so much easier.

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« Reply #32 on: October 01, 2020, 09:22:58 PM »
Schweeeeetttt!
Call me Mel. Some years ago- never mind how long precisely- having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me at home, I thought I would ride about a little and see the other parts of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen and regulating the circulation.

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« Reply #33 on: October 01, 2020, 09:26:49 PM »
Congrats! Very cool news.
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« Reply #34 on: October 01, 2020, 11:28:26 PM »
A big  :bigok:

Congrats DD  :clap:
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« Reply #35 on: October 02, 2020, 08:54:13 AM »
Congrats!!
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« Reply #36 on: October 02, 2020, 10:21:03 AM »
Congratulations!!
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« Reply #37 on: October 02, 2020, 10:58:07 AM »
still waiting for m y celebratory Toblerone/ cuckoo clock.
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« Reply #38 on: October 02, 2020, 11:00:40 AM »
still waiting for my celebratory Toblerone/ cuckoo clock.

Oh! Didn't you get the invitation? I have them both right here. I'm just waiting for you to come and pick them up.   8)
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« Reply #39 on: October 02, 2020, 05:55:26 PM »
still waiting for my celebratory Toblerone/ cuckoo clock.

Oh! Didn't you get the invitation? I have them both right here. I'm just waiting for you to come and pick them up.   8)

I thought we all got one each?
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« Reply #40 on: October 02, 2020, 06:34:54 PM »
You will probably be asked to bake a celebratory offering of Läckerli.
 :banana:

Does anyone actually make that? I thought you just bought it from the Läckerli store?   :redface:

I have all the ingredients for it in my cabinet right now, including the weird preserved citron and the half kilo of honey.

Not kidding.
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« Reply #41 on: October 03, 2020, 02:06:03 AM »
You will probably be asked to bake a celebratory offering of Läckerli.
 :banana:

Does anyone actually make that? I thought you just bought it from the Läckerli store?   :redface:

I have all the ingredients for it in my cabinet right now, including the weird preserved citron and the half kilo of honey.

Not kidding.

 :o

That is undoubtedly a rare thing to have!
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« Reply #42 on: October 03, 2020, 05:48:15 AM »
You will probably be asked to bake a celebratory offering of Läckerli.
 :banana:

Does anyone actually make that? I thought you just bought it from the Läckerli store?   :redface:

I have all the ingredients for it in my cabinet right now, including the weird preserved citron and the half kilo of honey.

Not kidding.

For those of us not in the know.

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« Reply #43 on: October 04, 2020, 07:31:23 AM »
And now I am celebrating by doing the "right thing" and quarantining!

Yep, Friday night Dan got a call from his colleague. She hadn't been feeling well and was tested for Covid. It came back positive.

Sooooo...because Dan was working with her, he is now obligated to self-quarantine for 10 days. And of course by association, I should also not leave the apartment. We cancelled our bookings, cancelled our cat sitter and are now sitting on the couch (on opposite ends, of course, to keep our distance!) and playing video games. We both feel just fine, so we're not concerned about it.

Really bad timing, as it was our first vacation planned since we came back from South Africa in February. 
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« Reply #44 on: October 04, 2020, 07:44:52 AM »
Félicitations! After all, french is one of the four official languages of Switzerland.   

Bummer that you now have to self quarantine.   

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« Reply #45 on: October 04, 2020, 10:29:02 AM »
Hope y'all stay safe!
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« Reply #46 on: October 04, 2020, 08:26:00 PM »
You will probably be asked to bake a celebratory offering of Läckerli.
 :banana:

Does anyone actually make that? I thought you just bought it from the Läckerli store?   :redface:

I have all the ingredients for it in my cabinet right now, including the weird preserved citron and the half kilo of honey.

Not kidding.

 :o

That is undoubtedly a rare thing to have!

A good chunk of my ancestors are from Basel and the surrounding environs. My son had an ancestry project last year and we made Basler läckerli, which my family doesn’t actually make any more. I restocked the ingredients because I liked them so much, though I haven’t gotten around to making them again.

Come to think on it, I may not have enough almonds...
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« Reply #47 on: October 04, 2020, 08:29:42 PM »
You will probably be asked to bake a celebratory offering of Läckerli.
 :banana:

Does anyone actually make that? I thought you just bought it from the Läckerli store?   :redface:

I have all the ingredients for it in my cabinet right now, including the weird preserved citron and the half kilo of honey.

Not kidding.

 :o

That is undoubtedly a rare thing to have!

A good chunk of my ancestors are from Basel and the surrounding environs. My son had an ancestry project last year and we made Basler läckerli, which my family doesn’t actually make any more. I restocked the ingredients because I liked them so much, though I haven’t gotten around to making them again.

Come to think on it, I may not have enough almonds...

Just looked up several recipes today. Yum! Which one do you use?
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Re: Today I am Swiss
« Reply #48 on: October 06, 2020, 08:26:33 AM »
Just looked up several recipes today. Yum! Which one do you use?

https://www.about.ch/culture/food/basler_leckerli.html

My home town did a cookbook for its sesquicentennial. There were about 50 different recipes for them and every single person spelled the name differently.
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Re: Today I am Swiss
« Reply #49 on: October 06, 2020, 08:58:04 AM »
Just looked up several recipes today. Yum! Which one do you use?

https://www.about.ch/culture/food/basler_leckerli.html

My home town did a cookbook for its sesquicentennial. There were about 50 different recipes for them and every single person spelled the name differently.

:lol: Thank you for the link.
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