Recent amendments to the Swiss Citizen Act aim to facilitate the application process and reduce cantonal discretion as of 1 January 2018. One major change: Application will be restricted to C-permit holders as residents holding a B-permit will no longer qualify for naturalization.
Applications for a Swiss passport are on the rise given the backdrop of uncertainty typified by Brexit and the Stop-Mass-Immigration initiative. As the ordinary naturalization process to become a Swiss citizen is rather long, the federal government has passed legislation to facilitate the process. This new Swiss Citizenship Act takes effect on 1 January 2018.
You’ll find an overview of the major amendments to the new legislation below: