As I am also in the moving out phase I was looking for the reimbursement procedure and found this document of Federal office of Migration. May be some of you are well aware of this but still may help to clear the confusion of some EF members.
Here is the link: http://www.ch.ch/schweiz/00157/00178...DZz8mMps2gpKfo
Switzerland has Social Security Agreement with these countries: Canada/Quebec, Czech Republic, Philippines, Turkey, Chile, Hungary, San Marino, USA, Croatia, Israel, Slovakia, Ex-Yugoslavia, Cyprus, Macedonia Slovenia.
''If you are a citizen of one of the above-mentioned countries, the corre-
sponding social security agreement is applicable on your definitive departure from Switzerland. The same applies, if you have been recognized as a refugee or stateless person in Switzerland and travel to one of these countries and are also recognized there.''
In this case you cannot apply for reimbursement of your accumulated OASI (1st pillar) contributions
So if you are moving to these countries for job purpose and you are not a national of these countries or were in refuge in Switzerland and now taking shelter in one of these countries you can claim your SVA contributions. Reimbursement is possible:
-if you have paid OASI/DI contributions for at least one full year,
-leave Switzerland definitely. Your spouse and children under 25 years of age also have to leave the country,
-not already receiving a Swiss OASI/DI pension.
I am copy pasting the procedure directly from the pdf... How do I apply for reimbursement of my OASI contributions?
You have to submit an application to your compensation office or to the Swiss Compensation Office (SCO). For this purpose, please complete the form «Antrag auf Rückvergütung von AHV-Beiträgen» (application for reimbursement of OASI contributions). This form is available at all compensation offices and is to be submitted, together with the following documents:
-OASI insurance card,
-confirmation of your departure from Switzerland,
-valid proof of nationality or a copy of the valid passport for you and your spouse, in the event of a divorce, the divorce decree with the date of entry into legal force,
-recognized refugees and stateless persons have to provide proof of their status, the address of your intended domicile abroad or confirmation of your current address abroad.
-The confirmation must also include your spouse and your children aged under 25 years of age. NOTE:
In the case of married couples,
each partner has to apply for reimbursement separately;
As a rule, payment of the reimbursement amount is only effected abroad;
Payment may take several months;
Payment may only be effected into your personal bank account or to you personally The occupational benefit or so called 2nd pillar of your social security should be directly claimed from your employer and this is can be done irrespective of social security agreements of Switzerland with any countries.
My employer said that one can also make AVS claim through email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
..I am not very sure. I will let you know once I am confirmed.