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Swiss Citizen Changing Cantons

Greeting everyone,

First post here but I've been a long-time lurker.

I have a quick question I'm hoping you can help me out with:

If a Swiss citizen has a passport issued in one canton (in this case Geneva) and has resided there, then decides to reside in another canton, what would be the procedure and requirements?

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 14.09.2011, 18:42
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Re: Swiss Citizen Changing Cantons

Welcome to the Forum.

You can find information here,
Moving cantons
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Re: Swiss Citizen Changing Cantons

Thanks, but i've already searched this forum (and the gov sites) to no avail.

This concerns a Swiss citizen...
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Old 14.09.2011, 19:46
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Re: Swiss Citizen Changing Cantons

Go to the nearest gemeinde in the new canton & register. Easy as that.
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Old 14.09.2011, 19:57
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Re: Swiss Citizen Changing Cantons

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Go to the nearest gemeinde in the new canton & register. Easy as that.
No, first you have to de-register at your current address, then register at the new.

This also applies to moving within the same canton (as my daughter, who is Swiss, is currently doing)

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Old 14.09.2011, 20:13
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Go to the nearest gemeinde in the new canton & register. Easy as that.
yup.. there's nothing more to it. But do remember to exit the other canton for all administraive purposes. Overlapping double admin is a no no in Switzerland.
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Old 15.09.2011, 01:39
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Re: Swiss Citizen Changing Cantons

Yup, thats it. Have done it myself. The only thing is that you'll probably have to fill in two tax returns for that year, one for each canton...
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The only thing is that you'll probably have to fill in two tax returns for that year, one for each canton...
Incorrect. You only complete a tax form for the Kanton where you are living on 31.12.
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Re: Swiss Citizen Changing Cantons

Isn't it amazing. A Swiss citizen has joined English Forum to ask a bunch of foreigners how to move within their own country.

Welcome to the forum BTW!
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Yep, and amazingly there were only two wrong statements.
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Isn't it amazing. A Swiss citizen has joined English Forum to ask a bunch of foreigners how to move within their own country.
Best thing I read all night!
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Old 15.09.2011, 22:59
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Re: Swiss Citizen Changing Cantons

Best thing is to move from Geneva to Bern, as the passport has the same color...
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Re: Swiss Citizen Changing Cantons

Thanks for the info everyone.

I'm now Swiss, but my wife is (naturalised) and is pretty clueless when it comes to all things administrational.

We've filed our departure papers and have to wait 2-3 weeks before registering our new address.
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Thanks for the info everyone.

I'm now Swiss, but my wife is (naturalised) and is pretty clueless when it comes to all things administrational.

We've filed our departure papers and have to wait 2-3 weeks before registering our new address.
I thought you had to register quicker than that to register.
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Re: Swiss Citizen Changing Cantons

I thought it was 14 days, perhaps 8.

I would look at the canton's website you are moving to!
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