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need a legal address in Switzerland

I am an EU citizen and want to set an individual company in Switzerland. I need a legal address. I do not need office space, as I will be working mostly with my laptop.
I cannot use my home address (the owners do not allow this).
I searched the web but found only some fancy services which look very expenses.
Can anybody suggest another way ?
I have read that layers can host legal addresses, is it correct ?
How do I find them ?
I do not speak German, nor I want to have an address in the German speaking part of Switzerland.
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Old 17.01.2012, 23:19
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Swiss post box have free or expensive addresses in top cities-
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Re: need a legal address in Switzerland

Is it a Swiss company or an offshore company?

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I am an EU citizen and want to set an individual company in Switzerland. I need a legal address. I do not need office space, as I will be working mostly with my laptop.
I cannot use my home address (the owners do not allow this).
I searched the web but found only some fancy services which look very expenses.
Can anybody suggest another way ?
I have read that layers can host legal addresses, is it correct ?
How do I find them ?
I do not speak German, nor I want to have an address in the German speaking part of Switzerland.
Thanks
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Re: need a legal address in Switzerland

A Swiss company (i.e. I want to have a legal address in switzerland).
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Swiss post box have free or expensive addresses in top cities-
I have read in this same forum and in other place that a post box cannot be used as the legal address of a company in Switzerland.
Any other ideas ?
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Old 18.01.2012, 10:13
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Re: need a legal address in Switzerland

why do you need a Swiss company specifically?
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Learn to check your private message box mate. Ive answered your question. Even sent you a link.....

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I have read in this same forum and in other place that a post box cannot be used as the legal address of a company in Switzerland.
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A swiss post box address is not a postfach address, all the mail gets scanned & it's your name so it's probably OK.
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Re: need a legal address in Switzerland

thanks to all replies.
I have discovered that professionals called "fiduciaires" in the french-speaking Switzerland, often offer the service of legal business address.
I have found one in my neighborood who asks 300 CHf/year, so I am going with him.
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Old 03.03.2012, 23:45
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thanks to all replies.
I have discovered that professionals called "fiduciaires" in the french-speaking Switzerland, often offer the service of legal business address.
I have found one in my neighborood who asks 300 CHf/year, so I am going with him.
And did he also tell you the minimum capital requirements that are needed plus the total fees per annum that will be required??? In my experience it will come to a lot more that an the 300 for letter forwarding in the end.
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Re: need a legal address in Switzerland

mhm, I guess you are now talking about money requirements related to the swiss public administration, not to the "fiduciaire".
This is a different story, I was only interested in the legal address.
Anyway I am setting up an individual company, and requirements are reasonable.
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Hello cerniota,

Some people or companies need an address in Switzerland, for several reasons:

- need a "physical" address to receive, scan and forward mails. This service id provided by CPAs (called "fiduciaire" in french) and the Post office ("La Poste")

- need a legal business address for registration at Commercial registrar. This service is provided by CPAs only.

For more info, you can send me an e-mail at helene.demeire[at]swiss-tax.net

Hope I helped you!
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I have found one in my neighborood who asks 300 CHf/year, so I am going with him.
I doubt whether the necessary services, i.e. mainly immediate forwarding of all your mail, can be provided for such a low yearly fee.
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- need a legal business address for registration at Commercial registrar. This service is provided by CPAs only.
Such services are not limited to CPAs in Switzerland. Everyone can provide domiciles to other companies. It is, however, recommendable that you have the necessary infrastructure in place, i.e. you should be ready for immediate mail forwarding.
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