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What is a Meldebestätigung

Hi I've moved apartment and have to register with the new Kreisburo and they want my Meldebestätigung - but what is it???

(I'm not sure if the language corner is the right place for this thread - so sorry if it should be somewhere else!)
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Hi I've moved apartment and have to register with the new Kreisburo and they want my Meldebestätigung - but what is it???
= confirmation or certificate of registration


I thought (apparently erroneously) this applied only to Swiss citizens(?).
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Re: What is a Meldebestätigung

Thanks - maybe I just have a generic letter they send to everyone, and I'm not expected to bring my Meldebestätigung if I don't have one! Also listed on it is Ausländerausweis/e... which I guess is what we non-Swiss have.
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Re: What is a Meldebestätigung

I currently need to unregister in Zurich and on their website I am told to bring along with me my passport, ausweis (permit) and Meldebestätigung?.

Seeing as some locals I know didn't seem to know what "Meldebestätigung" was, I thought before phoning up to ask I wondered if anyone could help here. I can't remember anything I received at the time of getting my ausweis - particularly any certificate with the exception of my ausweis.

Looking for a practical explanation to help me work out what it is rather than a dictionary definition which we have already.

Thanks!

Full text from website below:
"Ausländische Staatsangehörige benötigen den Ausländerausweis, Meldebestätigung und den Pass (bei EU/EFTA Staatsangehörigen genügt auch die Identitätskarte). "

http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/prd/de/i...abmeldung.html
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Re: What is a Meldebestätigung

Before you can register, Anmelden, at a new Gemeinde / Commune you have to Abmelden or de-register at your old town / village gemeinde / Commune. (In Germany it is the other way about).

So you need to get the Abmeldebestätigung from your old town, they just print one out and sign it, and bring it to your new town, so you can Anmelden OK? They might charge a fee.

In the meantime the old town now knows where to send all your AHV, Tax, and other papers. You also need to notify your Krankenkasse, as sometimes the tariffs are different even within regions of the same canton.
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Before you can register, Anmelden, at a new Gemeinde / Commune you have to Abmelden or de-register at your old town / village gemeinde / Commune. (In Germany it is the other way about).

So you need to get the Abmeldebestätigung from your old town, they just print one out and sign it, and bring it to your new town, so you can Anmelden OK? They might charge a fee.

In the meantime the old town now knows where to send all your AHV, Tax, and other papers. You also need to notify your Krankenkasse, as sometimes the tariffs are different even within regions of the same canton.
Thanks for responding but I was talking about deregistering - i.e. abmelden and the meldebestätigung that i am suppose to bring with me (not an abmeldebestätigung that I would receive from the area I am leaving).

Seeing as i don't believe I have any document with the exception of the ausweis, permit (have searched my records and tried to remember my appointment at the time) not sure what they were looking for. I will phone up and check with the office.

Sure it will be something similar though for the opposite process as you describe (I just don't have anything to give them though!). I am moving to a new Canton if this makes any difference.
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I am sorry I thought it was clearly explained. It really is easy:

1. go to register office at present domicile with your permit Ausweis.

2. tell them where you are moving to, maybe show them new rental contract.

3. you might pay a fee.

4. they stamp your permit and give you a Meldebestätigung.
(Please use a dictionary for these 3 words; Abmeldebestätigung & Anmeldebestätigung & Meldebestätigung )

5. go to registration office in new domicile with Meldebestätigung, Ausweis, Passport, rental contract.

6. you pay a fee and later you receive a new permit.
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Re: What is a Meldebestätigung

If you're British: no, it's not sufficient to show your electricity bill.
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I am sorry I thought it was clearly explained. It really is easy:

1. go to register office at present domicile with your permit Ausweis.

2. tell them where you are moving to, maybe show them new rental contract.

3. you might pay a fee.

4. they stamp your permit and give you a Meldebestätigung.
(Please use a dictionary for these 3 words; Abmeldebestätigung & Anmeldebestätigung & Meldebestätigung )

5. go to registration office in new domicile with Meldebestätigung, Ausweis, Passport, rental contract.

6. you pay a fee and later you receive a new permit.
I think we are working on different wavelengths as I was just looking for a practical explanation of the word Meldebestätigung to go along with the dictionary definition that I have already looked up and is on this thread which was the reason I continued to post in language corner. Perfectly comfortable registering and deregistering was just looking to widen my knowledge (and general knowledge) on what to look for at home when searching through my paperwork. Anyway, thanks for taking the time to reply and this information should be useful to others.

But to conclude - I phoned up the office here in Zurich and although not much wiser on the document due to not speaking fluent German, I will survive in my situation without bringing it to deregister according to the conversation I had on the phone.
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