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Which document do I need for a bank account?

Hi,

Bank asked me to provide them a residency certificate. As there are many of documents and confirmations available, I'd like to know which one is the right one and what is the difference between them:

-Hauptwohnsitzbescheinigung
-anmeldenbestatigung
-Meldebestatigung for hauptwohnsitz

By searching this forum, I feel that Hauptwohnsitzbescheinigung should be the right one. But what are the other two then, and can be they used as equivalent? There may be even different names for the same document,as those may vary from canton to canton. I tried with Google translate, but it didn't help to get some exact meaning.
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Re: Which document do I need for a bank account?

Residency "certificate", well not quite, but surely they want to see your Ausweis or L / B / C Permit
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Re: Which document do I need for a bank account?

If you see a reference to the "ZGB" or "Zivilgesetzbuch 23" that's probably the one you need. I'd guess it's the third. Personally, I'd call the bank and ask.

The original documents will only be necessary in a few rare cases, and AFAIK only by government agencies which will tell you in advance they need the originals. So you want to send copies only. Whether you send one or three makes little difference so if you loath calling the bank you could just as well send one copy of each.
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