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Obligated to register at municipality in this case?

Not sure if it belongs here on in the housing forum but...

Me and my partner are renting a house in Switzerland, we are both signing the lease because we will be paying the rent together. He's going to be living there permanently but I will only be there a few months next year because for the time being I stay in our 'previous' house in another country.
Now my question is: am I obligated to register at the municipality as a resident because I sign the lease, even though I will only be staying in Switzerland for about 4 months for the next year? Then I would be registered in two countries and therefore obligated to have double health insurance?
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Re: Obligated to register at municipality in this case?

I think the agency will forward the details to the authorities.
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Re: Obligated to register at municipality in this case?

Yes, the landlord will inform the local authority who will expect you to register. The last time I moved I moved into a newly built property so I could move in about 2 weeks before the official start of the tenancy agreement. So I headed to the local authority to register and the guy told me that I hadn't moved in yet as per his paperwork...we got there in the end.
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Re: Obligated to register at municipality in this case?

Is there any way to avoid this? Or is the only option to go to the agency and have me removed as 2nd tenant on the contract?

How do people with a second home in Switzerland solve this problem then... I can't image they are registered in two countries.
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Old 06.09.2013, 23:06
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Is there any way to avoid this? Or is the only option to go to the agency and have me removed as 2nd tenant on the contract?

How do people with a second home in Switzerland solve this problem then... I can't image they are registered in two countries.
If you buy a second home, you get a B permit and have to file a Swiss tax return I believe.

I have never had my details passed from landlord to Gemeinde, & have signed leases months before getting permits, I guess it depends where you live.
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Re: Obligated to register at municipality in this case?

what the big deal ( not)to register
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If you buy a second home, you get a B permit and have to file a Swiss tax return I believe.

I have never had my details passed from landlord to Gemeinde, & have signed leases months before getting permits, I guess it depends where you live.
We rent a house from a very large agency so I guess they will forward the information.
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what the big deal ( not)to register
I don't know what the consequences are if I don't register? But I don't want to get in trouble right away
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Old 06.09.2013, 23:37
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Re: Obligated to register at municipality in this case?

Don't register here unless you live here longer than 3 months in any year.
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Re: Obligated to register at municipality in this case?

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If you buy a second home, you get a B permit and have to file a Swiss tax return I believe.

I have never had my details passed from landlord to Gemeinde, & have signed leases months before getting permits, I guess it depends where you live.
B permits are for residents, not 2nd home owners. Some property is sold to non residents, usually smaller than 200m2 & bad locations such as the Rouge Avalanche path in Verbier
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Re: Obligated to register at municipality in this case?

Does anyone know what the consequences are (or can be) if the agency passes the information to the authorities and I don't register?
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Old 08.09.2013, 22:38
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Re: Obligated to register at municipality in this case?

If you are present in CH for less than 183 days per calendar year, you are not resident.

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Re: Obligated to register at municipality in this case?

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I think the agency will forward the details to the authorities.

Not true. It's none of their business.

OP: if you are staying more than 3 months (continuously) at your Swiss address, by law you are supposed to register. But as Tom says, if you are staying in CH < 6 months, your primary residence is not in CH but you will still need to register as your secondary residence.
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Re: Obligated to register at municipality in this case?

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Not true. It's none of their business.

OP: if you are staying more than 3 months (continuously) at your Swiss address, by law you are supposed to register. But as Tom says, if you are staying in CH < 6 months, your primary residence is not in CH but you will still need to register as your secondary residence.
Ah, okay. That makes sense; didn't know you could register it as a second residence. Thanks!
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Not true. It's none of their business.

OP: if you are staying more than 3 months (continuously) at your Swiss address, by law you are supposed to register. But as Tom says, if you are staying in CH < 6 months, your primary residence is not in CH but you will still need to register as your secondary residence.
Well mine did. My rental contract started on the 1st August, and I moved on the 16th, to get my first post, a letter from the Kries Buro telling me I was late, and that I would have to register ASAP and pay a fine. I was lucky that my daughters pushchair still had the luggage tag and I had my boarding passes so I could prove that I had only arrived in the country 3 hours previously, so they dropped the fine.
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Old 09.09.2013, 09:08
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Re: Obligated to register at municipality in this case?

According to the law, it is their business in Kanton Zurich. Gemeinde Gesetz paragraf 33.



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Re: Obligated to register at municipality in this case?

I would register.
It all depends on status and nationality, in addition, being registered in the municipality will also bring issues like TAXES....
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