Swiss Strip passport from migrant who quickly ditched local man

Swiss Strip passport from migrant who quickly ditched local man

A Swiss court has ruled in favor of stripping a Moroccan woman of her Swiss passport after she divorced her local husband just months after getting it and remarried a Lebanese man shortly after the divorce.

The Swiss Federal Supreme Court ruled that the authorities acted legally in revoking the passport of the Moroccan woman, who married a Swiss man in 2010 and obtained a Swiss passport in 2015 – but was separated from her husband just months later.

Their divorce was finalized in 2017 and she quickly remarried a Lebanese man and had a child a year later.

As a result, authorities stripped the woman of her naturalized status and her Swiss passport, as they were given after a declaration that the two would not separate or divorce, reports 20 Minutes.

The State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) canceled the woman’s status and passport in 2020, but the woman appealed to the Federal Administrative Court, which rejected her claim in October 2021, and then to the Federal Supreme Court, which has now rejected her claim as we will.

“The SEM may, with the consent of the authority of the canton of origin, cancel the simplified naturalization obtained by false declarations or by concealing important facts,” the court stated.

“A separation occurring shortly after the grant of naturalization is indicative of the lack of common and intact will to maintain a stable marital union,” the court added.

Marriages of convenience have become a common occurrence in some parts of Europe, such as France, where in 2019 a city project manager in Villepinte was accused of arranging fake marriages to help migrants stay in the country.

The 50-year-old civil servant was accused of arranging at least a dozen fake marriages over a period of about two years.

In another case in 2021, a 36-year-old French woman claimed that her abusive migrant husband had used her in an attempt to obtain French citizenship so that he could then leave her and bring his real family to the country from Africa.

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