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Old 24.05.2011, 18:04
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Billed for my "Foreigners Identification"

I received a bill today from the Kantonal Bevölkerungsdienste und Migration for the processing of my Permit. The thing is, I could swear that I paid them when I went in to register. I can't find a receipt for it though. I just remember having to go to the cashier and pay a fee as part of the process.

So today I received this itemized bill for 142.85CHF.

"Bew. B, L, Ci mit EB/ZU 95.00
Aufenthaltstitel 22.00
Biometrie 20.00
Spesen / Porto 5.85"


Has anyone else ever been billed for this before after paying something else when you registered?
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Old 24.05.2011, 18:06
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Re: Billed for my "Foreigners Identification"

I get so many bills I just pay them all without bothering about the details. This is Switzerland... sometimes I get a bill for a negative amount as it turns out I've paid the previous one twice .
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Old 24.05.2011, 18:25
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Re: Billed for my "Foreigners Identification"

I think the first time you paid for registering on the gemeinde.

I'm not certain, though.
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Old 24.05.2011, 18:27
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I think the first time you paid for registering on the gemeinde.

I'm not certain, though.
Ah that would make sense. A fee for registering and admin fees for permit processing... ya ok.
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Old 24.05.2011, 18:55
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Ah that would make sense. A fee for registering and admin fees for permit processing... ya ok.
Are you new here?

I haven't seen so many elaborate reasons for split admin tasks and the bills they come with.
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Old 24.05.2011, 21:36
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Re: Billed for my "Foreigners Identification"

In my Stadt / Gemeinde, it costs CHF20 to register ( Anmeldung ).

This is an example in translated DE - varies from Gemeinde to Gemeinde.

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The registration fee of CHF 25 - must be paid in cash at registration.
The fee for the residence permit must be paid in cash upon collection of the pass.
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I received a bill today from the Kantonal Bevölkerungsdienste und Migration for the processing of my Permit. The thing is, I could swear that I paid them when I went in to register. I can't find a receipt for it though. I just remember having to go to the cashier and pay a fee as part of the process.

So today I received this itemized bill for 142.85CHF.

"Bew. B, L, Ci mit EB/ZU 95.00
Aufenthaltstitel 22.00
Biometrie 20.00
Spesen / Porto 5.85"


Has anyone else ever been billed for this before after paying something else when you registered?
I just talked to the migration office in Basel-Stadt about exactly this. And yes, this is separate from the registration fee of 25 CHF that you paid when registering. The above covers processing of your registration at 95 CHF, printing the actual permit at 22 CHF, processing your biometrics i.e. fingerprints at 20 CHF, and lastly the postage at around 7 CHF as of 2020. At least these fees have not gone up for nine years. It would be nice with an accompanying letter in English explaining this, but I guess that’s what this forum is for.
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