Simplified naturalisation of the foreign spouses

The foreign spouse of a Swiss national abroad may apply for simplified naturalisation under certain circumstances (Article 21 para. 2 of the Swiss Citizenship Act, SCA).


Swiss law recognises dual citizenship. You can in principle keep your original citizenship. Acquisition of Swiss citizenship may, however, result in loss of your original citizenship if the law of your country of origin requires it. Relevant official information can be obtained from the authorities of the country of origin.

Dual Citizenship