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Permit B: how long to arrive, change of address, cost

Hi. I am British, just moved to Lausanne three weeks ago. I applied for my residency permit after a week. It hasn't arrived yet, I haven't paid anything for it, and I'm moving house tomorrow (from Preverenges to Central Lausanne).

Can someone please tell me what I need to do about changing the address on my permit, considering it hasn't arrived yet?

Do I go to the official officey place (sorry, I have no idea what it's called) in Preverenges and tell them I'm moving? I have no proof of my new address, however.

Or do I have to wait until I have moved in to my new place, got a contract, and THEN go all the way back to Preverenges to tell them my address has changed?

How much will it cost to change the address, considering I haven't received the permit yet and and haven't yet paid anything for it?

AND when will I actually receive it? My name isn't going to be on the postbox in my new apartment since I'm subletting a room, so how will the postman know which apartment I live in!?

I'm SO confused!!!
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Old 29.10.2014, 21:23
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Re: Permit B: how long to arrive, change of address, cost

You will need to add your name to the post box…. or you will never get any post.

You will need to go to the office where you applied for your permit, to change your address. You may well be charged for 2 permits as a result.
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Re: Permit B: how long to arrive, change of address, cost

Thanks!

But how can I add my name to the postbox when I don't have a residency permit? This is part of the problem - I need to prove I live here before I can get my name on the mailbox!

Catch-22?
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Hi. I am British, just moved to Lausanne three weeks ago. I applied for my residency permit after a week. It hasn't arrived yet, I haven't paid anything for it, and I'm moving house tomorrow (from Preverenges to Central Lausanne).

Can someone please tell me what I need to do about changing the address on my permit, considering it hasn't arrived yet?

Do I go to the official officey place (sorry, I have no idea what it's called) in Preverenges and tell them I'm moving? I have no proof of my new address, however.

Or do I have to wait until I have moved in to my new place, got a contract, and THEN go all the way back to Preverenges to tell them my address has changed?

How much will it cost to change the address, considering I haven't received the permit yet and and haven't yet paid anything for it?

AND when will I actually receive it? My name isn't going to be on the postbox in my new apartment since I'm subletting a room, so how will the postman know which apartment I live in!?

I'm SO confused!!!
Take your sublet contract (you do have one I hope) to Preverenges and tell them the date you are moving so they can change their records. Take the same contract to your old commune admin office to tell them you're moving so that you are "deregistered". Then take the contract to the new commune admin office and explain that you've already applied for your permit at Preverenges, but that it's still being processed. That should "re-register" you at your new place.

Usually takes about 4 weeks and DO get your name on the mailbox otherwise you'll never receive any post. If you're subletting you're perfectly entitled to put your name on there - unless it's being done illegally, i.e. the tenant hasn't informed his landlord/agency that he's going to be subletting a room.
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Thanks!

But how can I add my name to the postbox when I don't have a residency permit? This is part of the problem - I need to prove I live here before I can get my name on the mailbox!

Catch-22?
Er...do like we did? Write your name in clear block letters on a small piece of paper. Tape it to the mailbox. Job done. The postman could care less whether you have a permit. He's looking for your name on the box. Plus, it often takes a few weeks for the engraved name plate to arrive.
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Re: Permit B: how long to arrive, change of address, cost

Don't bother with an engraved name plate. We too just wrote it on a bit of paper.
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