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Mailbox Info

My wife are new to Switzerland, we will be moving into a flat in a couple weeks. In signing the contract, there is a page that asks what info we want posted on the mailbox.

In the U.S. we would normally just have the last name on the mailbox.

Is it normal to put both full names on the box in Switzerland?

First initials and full last name?

Just the last name?

thanks in advance for the info.
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Re: Mailbox Info

The post office must be able to determine which box is yours, or they will not deliver the post. I commonly see first initials and last name. My wife kept her last name, and both our names are pretty unique, so we just put last names separated by a slash.

Hope that helps!
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Re: Mailbox Info

We have our initials and surname on the box and also as my daughter is from my first marriage (and has a different surname) we have her name on as well
Godd luck with the move
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Re: Mailbox Info

Thanks for the info!
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Where Can I Get a Post Office Box?

I live privacy. I just do. I want a po box for all my mail to go to. Like a Mail Boxes Etc in the US. Does that exist here?
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Re: Where Can I Get a Post Office Box?

Go to your "local" post office, ask them if they still have any free P.O. Box numbers to rent, pay the fee - quite simple really
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Re: Where Can I Get a Post Office Box?

Have a look at this link Mailbox Info
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Re: Where Can I Get a Post Office Box?

At your nearest Die Post, naturally.
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Re: Where Can I Get a Post Office Box?

can I go in after hours? and do I then have to give them my real address?
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Old 17.06.2009, 10:34
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Re: Where Can I Get a Post Office Box?

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can I go in after hours? and do I then have to give them my real address?
Well, I reckon you do need to go there during business hours to get it started.

In our little podunk post office, the boxes are accessible from the outside, so you can get your mail whether the office is open or not.

I would strongly assume that they do want your real, physical address before giving you a P.O. box.
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Old 17.06.2009, 11:46
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Re: Where Can I Get a Post Office Box?

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can I go in after hours? and do I then have to give them my real address?
It depends on where the boxes are located at the post office, but normally you will be able to collect mail outside of office hours.

You will be required to provide your full name, address and show proof of this - your work permit is the normal document. Also, note that you must use your real name on items addressed to the PO Box, if a letter arrives for Mary Smith and your real name is Martha Jones it will not be delivered!

Good luck with that,

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Re: Where Can I Get a Post Office Box?

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can I go in after hours? and do I then have to give them my real address?
sure you can go in after hours ... unless you actually want to speak to someone that works there.

and no reason for them to ask for your real address of course ... the taxpayer owes you an anonymous drop-box for conducting shady transactions.
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