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Old 22.11.2015, 18:35
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Student how to get AHV number

Hi everyone,

I'm a student at ETH and I'm coming from EU.
In a week or so I'm going to sign my first working contract and I don't know what to do with my AHV number.
Everyone seems to have a different experience on how they got their AHV number, some say my employer has to apply for it, others that I have to get it by myself before I sign my contract and others that you only get it with your health insurance.
I'm totally lost and I don't know what to do.

From my own internet search I found this form https://www.ahv-iv.ch/Portals/0/Documents/Formulare/E-Formulare/318.260_e.pdf and I think I should sent to SVA https://www.svazurich.ch/internet/de/home.html but I don't speak German so that might be useless.

Also I have the European Health Insurance Card and I'm excepted from the compulsory health insurance.

Any help from someone who has some experience would be much appreciated.
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Old 22.11.2015, 20:43
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Re: Student how to get AHV number

Your employer will request an AHV number on your behalf, it is pretty straightforward. You don't have to do anything.
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Re: Student how to get AHV number

Do tell your employer you need one, they might not know that you don't have an AVS / AHV number.
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