As with facilitated naturalisation, renaturalisation is in the responsibility of the Confederation; cantons and communities have a right of appeal. The general requirement for renaturalisation is close connections with Switzerland. Renaturalisation can be obtained by people who have lost Swiss nationality (by forfeiture, marriage or release from Swiss nationality).
|Applicants are||particularly foreign spouses of Swiss nationals and foreign children, one of whose parents is Swiss|
|Application to be submitted to||Confederation
State Secretariat for Migration, Naturalisation Section, 3003 Bern-Wabern
Right of appeal
|Requirements at federal level||
|Requirements at cantonal level||None, only right to be heard and right of appeal|
|Requirements at communal level||None, only right to be heard and right of appeal|
Swiss Citizenship Act (SCA) [abrogated]
(CC 141.0; in force until 31.12.2017. Articles 27–31 and 58)
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