Mar 15, 2016 - 5:03 AM
I am a Swiss citizen with a Swiss passport. I've been living in the United States for almost 10 years under student/work visa programs and have not been back to Switzerland within that time. I do not have US citizenship or permanent residency. The terms and conditions of the Swiss Travel Pass state that residents of Switzerland are not eligible. Am I still considered a resident of Switzerland even though I have not lived there for almost 10 years? I already bought a Swiss Travel Pass with my American girlfriend because we are planning to visit the country as tourists.
I will also be giving my passport to the US Embassy in Bern for one to two weeks to obtain the necessary visa stamp before returning to the US. I will therefore not have my current passport for the majority of my trip, but I still have my old (void, hole punched) passport. However, the old passport numbers are different from the new one. Assuming that I am able to use the Swiss Travel Pass on the grounds that I am no longer a Swiss resident, am I still able to use the pass if I do not have my current passport with me at all times?
Thanks in advance!