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Proving I'm not married (British)

We're leaving Switzerland at the end of the month and since we've only been here for less than a year I can apparently withdraw my pension and take it home with me.

HR at the company are trying to sort everything out for me but first they need proof of my marital status.

Is there any way to get hold of this while I'm over here in Basel?

The alternative is for the money to be stuck in a Portable Benefits account which will lock the money away until I'm 60
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Old 19.08.2015, 11:09
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Re: Proving I'm not married (British)

See this thread: What is Recognised as Proof of Marital Status (I’m single)
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We're leaving Switzerland at the end of the month and since we've only been here for less than a year I can apparently withdraw my pension and take it home with me.

HR at the company are trying to sort everything out for me but first they need proof of my marital status.

Is there any way to get hold of this while I'm over here in Basel?

The alternative is for the money to be stuck in a Portable Benefits account which will lock the money away until I'm 60
Some of it will be locked away in a vested benefits account anyway until you reach retirement age.

"Payout of the pension fund to persons moving to an EU / EFTA member state

Anyone leaving Switzerland to settle in an EU/EFTA member state, may generally not cash in their pension from the compulsory pension plan as persons in the new country of domicile are insured by law to receive old age, survivors' and invalidity benefits. The mandatory portion of your pension assets must therefore remain in a blocked account (vested benefits account or policy) in Switzerland and can only be paid out when you reach retirement age. The extra-mandatory portion of your pension, however, may be paid out in cash. The mandatory and extra-mandatory portions of your pension are listed on the personal insurance certificate under the heading ‘Retirement provision information’."

https://www.ch.ch/en/withdraw-pension-early



https://www.bfm.admin.ch/dam/data/bf...zialvers-e.pdf
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Re: Proving I'm not married (British)

I just did the de-register. I paid for a de-register certificate on which it shows that I am single. ask the gemeinde if u r not sure.
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Some of it will be locked away in a vested benefits account anyway until you reach retirement age.

"Payout of the pension fund to persons moving to an EU / EFTA member state

Anyone leaving Switzerland to settle in an EU/EFTA member state, may generally not cash in their pension from the compulsory pension plan as persons in the new country of domicile are insured by law to receive old age, survivors' and invalidity benefits. The mandatory portion of your pension assets must therefore remain in a blocked account (vested benefits account or policy) in Switzerland and can only be paid out when you reach retirement age. The extra-mandatory portion of your pension, however, may be paid out in cash. The mandatory and extra-mandatory portions of your pension are listed on the personal insurance certificate under the heading ‘Retirement provision information’."

https://www.ch.ch/en/withdraw-pension-early



https://www.bfm.admin.ch/dam/data/bf...zialvers-e.pdf
This is very misleading as it's a poor translation of what the rules are.

If your leaving for an EU country you can cash in your pension for cash if the country your leaving to does not require compulsory insurance.

If your leaving for the UK, France, Germany, Austria, Spain, Malta, Portugal, Greece, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, you probably can get the money as cash & now.

http://www.verbindungsstelle.ch/xml_...on/d51/f62.cfm

I got my pension paid as cash aged 53 & leaving to live in the EU.
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Re: Proving I'm not married (British)

Does anyone by any chance know if I will have to get a notarized letter from my ex, if we have been separated for a few years and did not even come into Switzerland with me? It's not that I am worried that she won't help me with the paperwork, but I would like to avoid the hassle of having to communicate with her about these shitty mundane matters...
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Does anyone by any chance know if I will have to get a notarized letter from my ex, if we have been separated for a few years and did not even come into Switzerland with me? It's not that I am worried that she won't help me with the paperwork, but I would like to avoid the hassle of having to communicate with her about these shitty mundane matters...
If your still married she has to sign as she has an interest in the matter. If your divorced just show the certificate.
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