Repository on Citizenship Law in Switzerland

The Repository on Citizenship Law in Switzerland offers the first comprehensive, open-access and user-friendly repository of past and current legal documents on citizenship in Switzerland, at the federal level and in the 26 cantons.

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Repository on Citizenship Law in Switzerland

The database is organized around four main themes:

Ordinary naturalization on the acquisition of Swiss citizenship status other than at birth or through the facilitated naturalization procedure (for spouses);

Permanent residence on the acquisition of a permanent residence permit (the so-called C-permit);

Integration including all guidelines, measures and laws introduced with the aim of fostering immigrant integration;

Electoral rights on the right to vote and to stand as candidate at all levels and all types of elections.

It includes the following variables: Canton, Date of Enactment, Date of Entry into Force, Date of Last Amendment; Title of Document (English), Title of Document (original language), Relevant Article(s) [if applicable], Publication/Original Source, Status of the Law (Enacted/ in force/ repealed / bill), Link to Full Text, Full Text in PDF (in several languages if available), Hyperlinks to consolidated versions on the internet.

The repository was developed by Stefanie Kurt and Jean-Thomas Arrighi, designed by Andreas Perret, in collaboration with Valentin Zuber and with the assistance of Deborah Gonzalez, all three of whom we are truly indebted.