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How to apply for AHV (?) card?

I've been offered some very part-time work but I need to apparently apply for a social security number here. (I have a B permit through my husband that allows me to work.) Do I just go to the Gemeinde? Has anyone done this? I'm wondering what I should bring with me or if they will just give me something to fill out and return? I just don't want to go up there and find out I should have brought A, B and C with me.

I know that employers usually take care of this but mine is not (maybe because it's not a full-time job.)

And for anyone that has done this on their own, how long will I have to wait? (I can't start without it.)

Any tips? Thanks.
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Old 30.10.2013, 09:15
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Re: How to apply for AHV (?) card?

Do I need to bring anything special with me? I'm guessing they already have all of the information they need but I want to make sure so I don't have to make multiple trips. Thanks!
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Old 30.10.2013, 09:19
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Re: How to apply for AHV (?) card?

The employment contract, if you have one.
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Re: How to apply for AHV (?) card?

So we went to the Gemeinde and they had no clue what we were asking about which seemed strange since they all must have such a card. I think they googled it or something and then sent us to the Sozialdienst. (Maybe in some towns these are in the same building, not sure.)

It was very close by. They did not speak any English there so we muddled through with our awful German and filled out an application. They will send it to Zürich and I should receive a card in 2-3 weeks. The form was in English which was nice.

Surprisingly, there was no charge! (This always surprises me here.)

Hope this helps someone else in the future. Maybe it's just very rare to have to do this on your own.
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Old 30.10.2013, 12:58
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Re: How to apply for AHV (?) card?

In Canton Luzern you can also register by filling out a form and sending it to the AHV Amt with all the requisite documents.

I did so a few weeks ago (as I am self employed, I needed to do this myself), although I haven't heard back yet.
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Re: How to apply for AHV (?) card?

Hi I know this post is a tad old but I need help. My boss is asking for an AHV number and I don't have one? I'm waiting for my health insurance to come through but they said it will take a few months? Does anyone know where I can get it from? I'm so confused and stressed as people have said its against the law if I dont have one? URGH
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Re: How to apply for AHV (?) card?

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As above, you go to the place where you registered to live here, your Gemeinde HQ. The AHV number is automatically generated for you when you first register, they can give it to you now, but while you are there order the AHV Ausweis, because your boss will want to see it. If you have registered already, you are keeping within the laws.
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Re: How to apply for AHV (?) card?

Your employer needs to request it, not you.

I once needed my card, and couldn't find it, so had to do this.

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Your employer needs to request it, not you.

I once needed my card, and couldn't find it, so had to do this.

Tom
Do you know how they request it?
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Re: How to apply for AHV (?) card?

https://www.ahv-iv.ch/en/Leaflets-fo...plication-form

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Re: How to apply for AHV (?) card?

Thank you so much! You have no idea how much of a relief this is!

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Thank you so much! You have no idea how much of a relief this is!
My boss cant seem to find an address to send the form to, do you know where to send it to?
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Re: How to apply for AHV (?) card?

To the relevant Ausgleichskasse / compensation office:

A list of addresses can be found at :
https://www.ahv-iv.ch/de/Ansprechpartner (See list on the very left hand side.)

Your employer should know which one is the right one.
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My boss cant seem to find an address to send the form to, do you know where to send it to?
It will be your local AHV office is think. Why doesn't your employer google them and give them a call? Your employer doesn't seem to have much common sense
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It will be your local AHV office is think. Why doesn't your employer google them and give them a call? Your employer doesn't seem to have much common sense
No they don't, they want me to do it all. As you can imagine I'm a tad stressed with it all
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Re: How to apply for AHV (?) card?

You're a star thank you so much!!
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No they don't, they want me to do it all. As you can imagine I'm a tad stressed with it all
if your are in Bern, it's these guys http://www.akbern.ch
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Re: How to apply for AHV (?) card?

Once you have the number they have to register you anyway at the very same Ausgleichskasse / compensation office.

O.k. the later can be done online, rather then by snail mail.
Ask the following:

Können Sie mir bitte den Namen, Nummer sowie die Anschrift der Ausglsichsaksse geben, bei der Sie mich später Anmelden werden. Danke.

Then look up the address on the link provided earlier.
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No they don't, they want me to do it all.
It is legally your employers responsibility, not yours.

Tell them to get off their lazy asses and do their JOB!

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if your are in Bern, it's these guys http://www.akbern.ch
Possible.
Or this one Ausgleichskasse Berner Arbeitgeber www.akba.ch

Or one of the many others: https://www.ahv-iv.ch/de/Kontakte/Ve...sgleichskassen

Only the employer knows for sure.
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