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How do I prepare for the Swiss naturalization exam?

The Swiss naturalization exam requires an excellent knowledge of Swiss geography, history and politics.

You need to have a broad general knowledge of Switzerland, as the commission can ask any questions they like. Questions can be federal, cantonal or communal. It’s better to know more to avoid surprises!

You need to prepare sufficiently in advance, revise sufficiently and keep abreast of the latest developments in Switzerland, so that you’re ready for any possible questions.

At Benk, our naturalization training courses are personalized and include all the subjects needed to pass the exam:

  • improvement of oral and written French (if necessary),
  • personal preparation for integration issues, depending on your canton and community,
  • federal, cantonal and local issues concerning Swiss history, geography, politics and culture.

Who is eligible for Swiss naturalization?

If you have lived and worked in Switzerland for more than 10 years and consider yourself to be very well integrated,  naturalization will meet your aspirations:

  • have access to political and civic rights, so you can express your belonging and participate in the community
  • obtain the right to vote and stand for election, in order to play an active part in the country’s political life.

To want to become Swiss is not only to be well integrated, but also to feel a deep sense of belonging to the country and a sincere need to participate in its political and social life.

Naturalization requires a long-term personal investment.
The procedures can take some time, so you can prepare for the exams and interviews required.

Prepare yourself with our trainers for questions on general culture, history, geography, politics and civics.

Be prepared to answer personal questions about your background and integration.

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