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Free to change address for permit holder of card format!

I just went to the office to have the address changed today and it was FREE!!

I used to pay CHF20 (or 30, don't remember the exact price!) because they gotta issue a new permit of the old one.

I changed to the card format at the beginning of this year and no need to the pay for the address change fee
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Re: Free to change address for permit holder of card format!

Hi!
How did you do that? i'm being asked 55chf for changing my address...
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I just went to the office to have the address changed today and it was FREE!!

I used to pay CHF20 (or 30, don't remember the exact price!) because they gotta issue a new permit of the old one.

I changed to the card format at the beginning of this year and no need to the pay for the address change fee
CHF20 was the case when you change your address within the same Gemeinde.

It would be interesting to know whether they charge you when you change your Gemeinde.
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Re: Free to change address for permit holder of card format!

I have a B permit card.
I am about to change my residence within the same canton.

Is it true that we need not pay anything to the Canton to change the residence address in their records (within the same canton)?
(earlier it was 30chf for change of address, but it was couple of years ago when I last changed it),

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Old 22.07.2010, 13:12
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Re: Free to change address for permit holder of card format!

When we recently changed our address, they said we would only have to pay to have our cards reissued, but there was no need for it. Our permit cards do not have our address on them, so it only needed to be changed in their computer. we decided not to change our cards....didn't see the point.
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Old 22.07.2010, 13:18
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Re: Free to change address for permit holder of card format!

I got charged but they never replaced my card
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Re: Free to change address for permit holder of card format!

True, they used to charge when there was a booklet kind of permits being issued (in 2008) which had address in it. It was then worth for them to charge us.
But now we have a card which doesnt has any address in it.

So, I was wondering if they still charge for it (for unknown reasons!!)?

Any experiences with this will be helpful.
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Old 22.07.2010, 14:54
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So, I was wondering if they still charge for it (for unknown reasons!!)?
Have you forgotten that you are in Switzerland? Of course they charge for it .
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Old 23.07.2010, 10:51
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True, they used to charge when there was a booklet kind of permits being issued (in 2008) which had address in it. It was then worth for them to charge us.
But now we have a card which doesnt has any address in it.

So, I was wondering if they still charge for it (for unknown reasons!!)?

Any experiences with this will be helpful.
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you dont need to pay for the permit-reproduction-fee, as you expect.

however, you still have to pay something if the Gemeinde is changed. That is the adminstration fee from the Gemeinde, the amount is depending on each Gemeinde itself.

in my case, I paid 85CHF. And the reason is not unknown.
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Re: Free to change address for permit holder of card format!

It MIGHT be like if you move out of a gemeinde and move back into it under X years then i think they waive the address change fee since they do not have to make a new entry in the database for you..

This is JUST my opinion, since everytime i changed gemeinde they specifically ask me if i lived here before and stuff...
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Old 23.07.2010, 11:23
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It MIGHT be like if you move out of a gemeinde and move back into it under X years then i think they waive the address change fee since they do not have to make a new entry in the database for you..

This is JUST my opinion, since everytime i changed gemeinde they specifically ask me if i lived here before and stuff...
you know it is switzerland, so it might also be possible that they double charge you, as they have to delete your files and create again...
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you know it is switzerland, so it might also be possible that they double charge you, as they have to delete your files and create again...
Yeah it is afterall switzerland

I remember once it happened that i was moving to new address and also getting my permit extended at the same time and so i thought i would't be paying twice... but interestingly the girl at gemeinde office made me pay 185chf so i thought OK "this IS switzerland".

But after a week, i recieved a letter saying Ioverpaid 100chf apparently and so i had to again go to gemeinde and collect my money, so then i was like "IS this switzerland"
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Re: Free to change address for permit holder of card format!

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you dont need to pay for the permit-reproduction-fee, as you expect.

however, you still have to pay something if the Gemeinde is changed. That is the adminstration fee from the Gemeinde, the amount is depending on each Gemeinde itself.

in my case, I paid 85CHF. And the reason is not unknown.
What do you mean by permit-reproduction-fee?

In my case the Canton is not changing it will remain the same when I change to my new address, it will just be the change of ******strasse.
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Old 23.07.2010, 15:15
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What do you mean by permit-reproduction-fee?

In my case the Canton is not changing it will remain the same when I change to my new address, it will just be the change of ******strasse.
Someone has to type something into a computer. That'll be xCHF please.
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Re: Free to change address for permit holder of card format!

Oooops, that is too much.
I will ask the Canton officials next week and let you folks know on this - whether they really need some CHFs or not!!

They should provide us with an Online personal account for individuals so we can update such details periodically without troubling the officials and thus saving those CHFssss..what say
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Re: Free to change address for permit holder of card format!

Finally...... yes the Canton will need CHFs to make changes (press backspace and re-enter the new alphabets and digits ) in their computers, even though there won't be any address on the permit cards!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
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Old 29.10.2010, 16:45
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Re: Free to change address for permit holder of card format!

I just changed my address within the same Gemeinde (Köniz, Bern) and got charged 26CHF... even I have a card-type permit issued by the same Gemeinde around 2 months back... so I guess, this STILL IS Switzerland...
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Re: Free to change address for permit holder of card format!

I guess they still charge the fees out of the historic reason (booklet replacement), even though now they have no work to do except typing in the new address in their computers. Hefty pay 25 CHF for 5 seconds job ;-)
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Old 01.11.2010, 15:24
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Re: Free to change address for permit holder of card format!

the funny part is that I didn't even go to the Gemeinde for this... I did it online, where my navigation path was: Einwohnerdienste für ausländische Staatsangehörige --> Umzug innerhalb der Gemeinde --> gratis...

this roughly translates to: Residents Services for foreign nationals -> move within the community -> free

so, I did the typing out part on a computer, which I presume went directly into their database, maybe after a preliminary screening... it said free very specifically... and still I landed up with a bill of 26CHF...

anyways I paid up nevertheless, because I'm sure it was not in error that I got the bill...
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Re: Free to change address for permit holder of card format!

It looks like you definitely have grounds for a refund ... sure, it's only CHF 26, but you could almost buy a cup of coffee with that.
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