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Old 31.07.2015, 16:04
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Catch 22 Swiss style

Applied to renew my Swiss passport and ID card. New biometric version means being fingerprinted in the new deluxe Zurich offices.

Holes were punched through the current, soon to be expiring, ones with the promise of the neW ones being sent by registered post in a few days.

Here's the problem: we were out when the postman called and he left one of those dreaded yellow forms advising they can be collected on Monday from the local post office with VALID indentifaction - but that's what I want to collect from the post office...
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Old 31.07.2015, 16:09
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Re: Catch 22 Swiss style

I would think you will be ok.

Just show the old one and explain the situation. Your name and photo can't have changed too much!!
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Old 31.07.2015, 16:10
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Re: Catch 22 Swiss style

I know it says valid form of ID, but can't you just use your old passport/ID card for this despite the fact that it's been invalidated.

Also I've previously been able to collect things at the post office with just my driving license as ID.
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Re: Catch 22 Swiss style

My ID card has expired 6 years ago, I still use it to pick up registered mail. So using a punctured passport should be ok, too (reason usually works around here )
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Old 31.07.2015, 16:22
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Re: Catch 22 Swiss style

Do you have a driving licence? That's always been accepted when I've picked up stuff from the post office?
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Old 31.07.2015, 16:33
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Re: Catch 22 Swiss style

Schriftenempfangsschein/Heimatschein.
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Old 31.07.2015, 16:36
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Re: Catch 22 Swiss style

Expired/cancelled passports are always valid ID -- they're just not acceptable for international travel (although there are exceptions there, too).

I've never taken my passport to the post office. My driver's licence works every time.
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Re: Catch 22 Swiss style

All these sensible answers are killing this otherwise clever thread
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