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Old 12.03.2009, 14:55
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Changing Address with Controle des Habitants

Just wondering if anyone can let me know how to go about changing my address with Controle des Habitants? I've tried to contact them to ask, but considering the poor level of French I have, and the seeming lack of willingness to speak to me in English, I haven't had much luck. (Maybe they just can't understand my accent)

So does anyone know what forms need to be filled out, and about how much this will cost me?

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Re: Changing Address with Controle des Habitants

In Zurich, a change of address meant a re-issual of the permit, which meant CHF95 ( then ) out of my pocket although my previous permit was just issued two months earlier ( also at CHF95 ). The process took me less than 4 days from my Gemeinde who liaised with Migrationsamt ZH.
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Old 12.03.2009, 15:07
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Re: Changing Address with Controle des Habitants

I was hoping I wouldn't have to go through that again, as I was 2 months waiting for this permit, and I only got it at the start of Feb.

Ah well.
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Re: Changing Address with Controle des Habitants

I know what you meant, but rules are rules as they say.

I moved out to another place before my permit expired, so I had to get a new permit ( without extending its initial validity though ) with my new address, and then I had pay for a renewal a few months later ( again at the same rate / fee ), and when I was pickpocketed a few months later, I had to go through the whole process but luckily got a 2 year permit ( without the address ). In all, within 6 months, I paid 3 times over.

But this is in ZH. YMMV in other Cantons.
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Old 12.03.2009, 15:18
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Re: Changing Address with Controle des Habitants

And was it just the luck of the draw that they gave you a 2 year one with no address, or did you have to ask specifically for it.

I know sometimes these things just happen by accident. Some form with an unticked box makes it through all the red tape... I got a 10 year work visa for the US that way. Either that or the chick at the counter in the embassy in Dublin REALLY liked me...

It might be different in Vaud, but still, t'would be good to know.
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Re: Changing Address with Controle des Habitants

You can do it online: https://www.lausanne.ch/view.asp?doc...772&Language=E

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Re: Changing Address with Controle des Habitants

I've moved three times within Lausanne since I first registered and never had to pay a cent. At least in Lausanne, so long as you stay within the same commune (i.e. you're moving from one part of town to another, and not, say, from Lausanne to Pully) all you do is stop by the contrôle des habitants and fill out a form. They don't issue a new permit (so your permit will still have your old address) but this has never caused me any problems. The only thing that matters is that the contrôle des habitants has your new address on record.

Easy peasy.

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EDIT: Oops! Lausannebrit has an even easier suggestion: avoid the office completely and do it online. (Isn't she clever!)
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Re: Changing Address with Controle des Habitants

I was complaining to a Swiss national here about the amount I had to pay for my permits within 6 months, and he suggested that instead of writing down 1 Jahre for the requested period of validity, to write down 2 Jahre ( or more but I daren't ). So I wrote down 2 Jahre, but the application "bounced" at ZH Migrationsamt - I thought it was because of the requested period of validity but to my surprise, they only objected to my picture which has my glasses - a fault of my Gemeinde.

So I spent an extra CHF10/- to get new photos and submitted without changing the requested period of validity, and to my surprise it arrived with a 2 year period of validity as requested. Maybe I ought to have asked for 5 years ??

The address is not shown on new IDs - that is a feature of this new Euro Compatible cards.

Coming back to your question, in your Canton it appears to be free.
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You can do it online: https://www.lausanne.ch/view.asp?doc...772&Language=E

(in English!)
Thanks, but unfortunately, I'm technically in Renens. (Literally just inside the sign)
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Re: Changing Address with Controle des Habitants

Ok, with extensive and labour intensive use of Google Translate, I've managed to find some info.

As I understand it, I'm only going to have to pay CHF5 and bring some documents with me.

Could someone who has a better understanding of either French or Google translate take a look at this and see if I'm right.

Thanks again....
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Re: Changing Address with Controle des Habitants

Here's a Google translated version just in case.

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Re: Changing Address with Controle des Habitants

So I just arrive down there with my permit and a fiver. Sorted.

Thanks for the help and suggestions everyone.
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Re: Changing Address with Controle des Habitants

Ok folks,

If anyone else is changing their address in Renens, here's how it goes.

Go to the Contrôle des Habitants at

35 Rue de Lausanne,
1020 Renens,


with your current Permit, and a copy of your Contract with the Regie. If you don't have that yet, you can just take the envelope that the nice lady will give you and use it to send them a copy of the contract. Be sure your name is marked clearly on the contract. I sent mine in with a cover letter, just to be sure.
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Ok folks,

If anyone else is changing their address in Renens, here's how it goes.

Go to the Contrôle des Habitants at

35 Rue de Lausanne,
1020 Renens,


with your current Permit, and a copy of your Contract with the Regie. If you don't have that yet, you can just take the envelope that the nice lady will give you and use it to send them a copy of the contract. Be sure your name is marked clearly on the contract. I sent mine in with a cover letter, just to be sure.
It shouldn't cost you anything.
Did you de-register from the commune you were living in prior to registering in Renens? I didn´t realise it was necessary, but this was another piece of documentation that was required for the registration...plus the 65 CHF for new piece of paper with new address...
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Did you de-register from the commune you were living in prior to registering in Renens? I didn´t realise it was necessary, but this was another piece of documentation that was required for the registration...plus the 65 CHF for new piece of paper with new address...
I was just moving apartment in Renens. I was never registered with another commune.
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I was just moving apartment in Renens. I was never registered with another commune.
If you changed from Renens to Lausanne, is that consider a change of commune???

it's like 1km away... difference is 60chf (5chf to 65chf), well done administration!!!!!

"funny" thing is no one complain, everyone seems that normal???
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Re: Changing Address with Controle des Habitants

I'm moving to my new flat on November 1, from Lausanne to Lausane.
The reggie had me sign a form that will be sent to the Commune about the new address. Maybe this means I have to do nothing at all and in a few days I'll receive my new permit at my new address?
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