Man and son lose Swiss passport

A man has had his Swiss passport revoked after divorcing his wife. Authorities believe the marriage was a scam.

The man is a Tunisian national and married a Swiss woman 30 years his senior in 2008. After five years he applied for – and got – a passport. The couple had to pledge their union was stable and they had no intention to divorce. 

But only a year later they separated. 

The man then met a young woman – also Tunisian – who fell pregnant. Her newborn son was therefore entitled to a Swiss passport. 

An immigration court has ruled the marriage was not based solid foundations and so the man, and his young son, have lost their passports. 

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