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Old 23.09.2010, 18:17
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What happens if you don't pay billag and you're leaving Switzerland?

Last year the guy from billag rang my door, when I opened he was already filling his questionnaire as my radio was on and quite loud. I explained that I was on a diplomatic permit and therefore not liable to pay, but he didn't care.

A couple of weeks afterwards bills started to pile up on my desk.
I didn't pay them as I was exempted due to my permit.

The thing now is that I exchanged that type of permit a couple of months ago for a 'D' carte de legitimation -wich I've just found out-, doesn't exempt me from paying billag.

I've been transferred somewhere else and I'm leaving Switzerland in a few days, my questions are:

What could happen if I leave without paying billag?

Do you think that the cantonal office that issues certificates of departure knows about my 'debt' with billag?

thanks in advance for your replies/thoughts
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