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I am moving to Switzerland next month and was wondering how do you get a social security number. Do you get it when you register as living the the particular canton or do you have to go to some other office to get it.

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Old 11.10.2012, 11:38
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Re: Social Security Number

A Social Security Number is for the good old USA. Perhaps you want to find out about getting a residency permit? Or do you really want to dig into the 3 Pillars of retirement in CH?
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Re: Social Security Number

Thanks,

Once you have residency permit does this allow you to work legally in Switzerland.

I have lived in a few european countries and you also need to get a social security number, along with registering in city hall.

For instance in Holland, you must go to tax office to get this number or in ireland in the social security office.
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Thanks,

Once you have residency permit does this allow you to work legally in Switzerland.

I have lived in a few european countries and you also need to get a social security number, along with registering in city hall.

For instance in Holland, you must go to tax office to get this number or in ireland in the social security office.
I'm not 100% sure, but the authorities would issue you with a AHV/AVS number once registered at the local community - if you get a permit, you will almost certainly have been assigned a number as well..
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Once you have residency permit does this allow you to work legally in Switzerland.
Depends on the type of permit you have. Are you an EU citizen?
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Re: Social Security Number

Dont worry. Your employer will request one for you.
The employer will need to file this form and send it to AHV (I hope the link works):
http://www.ahv-iv.info/rechte_spalte...2c_JjKbNoKSn6A--
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