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New requirements include language tests and further restrictions on welfare recipients. However, the residency period is reduced from 12 years to 10.

The Local:

Those wishing to take out citizenship in Switzerland will face tougher requirements from January 2018.

The new federal law on nationality is among a number of legal revisions to come into effect with the new year.

In future only those immigrants who have a C residence permit will be eligible to apply.


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Bern, Switzerland

Switzerland (CH) is estimated to have a population of 8.4 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 1.2% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 0.5 million.