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Moving apartment while waiting for permit


We recently moved to Zurich and are currently residing in a serviced apartment. We have registered on that address for our permits and awaiting to be posted to us, which might take up to 6 weeks.

However, we found more affordable serviced dwelling, as usually such are quite expensive.
Would it be possible for us to move to the new place and inform the Kreisburo that we have changed the location of our accommodation while still waiting for the permits?

And if so, which Kreisburo should that be - the one where we have registered or the one servicing our new area of living?

Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
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Old 14.06.2017, 15:03
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Re: Moving apartment while waiting for permit

Both as you need to deregister from the first one and re-register at the second. Also make sure you have all mail forwarded to your new address in case the permit is sent to the old address and have your name put on your new mail box. And of course, you'll have to pay a new fee for the address change.
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Re: Moving apartment while waiting for permit

I did it, but since the dates overlapped, permit got sent to my old address anyway:

- Day 1: Permit issued by migrationsamt and gets posted to kreisburo, not sure of when, but I guess the same day or next.
- Day 2: I move house, I register the move online https://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/prd/en/...mt/adress.html)
- Weekend passes and on work Day 4: Kreisburo sends permit to my old address.
- Day 6 Permit delivered to old address. Lucky for me, my address had been registered as C/O (main renter), so the post staff left it in the box anyway.

I was in touch with the main renter and he let me know I had a letter, so... it worked out.

You can register the move online (link above) but I'm not even sure it matters since I called the old kreisburo 3 working days after the move & online registration, they said they hadn't received any info. I think it only became effective one I went to the new kreisburo and handed in my original (name escapes me, anmeldungsbestatigung?) and they gave me a new one with the new address. I already had my permit at this point, but they did NOT update the address on it, apparently they don't do that now?!

TIP: call migrationsamt office, I did and found out that my permit had been issued 2 days earlier! I also called my old kreisburo and they confirmed that they had posted the permit the day before to my old address. I was able to speak in English in both calls.
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