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Phil_MCR 26.09.2016 17:58

Post box for non-residents
 
I'm planning for the day I leave Switzerland.

I forsee a requirement to have a Swiss address to receive postal mail on a continuing basis (for bills, etc. on properties I own).

What options are there for receiving such mail e.g. ideally a service that would receive the mail, scan it and then email me the scan and/or collect the post for me and forward it to an overseas address.

I have seen such a service but couldn't remember if it existed in CH and didn't see it on the post.ch website.

porsch1909 26.09.2016 18:05

Re: Post box for non-residents
 
Post forwarding is only 115chf or so per year and really fast. Post arrived a couple of days after the dates on letters for me

Treverus 26.09.2016 18:15

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Originally Posted by porsch1909 (Post 2663875)
Post forwarding is only 115chf or so per year and really fast. Post arrived a couple of days after the dates on letters for me

For up to three years only... not a permanent solution...

Loads of business centers offer the service, but probably charge an arm and a leg. There are certain buildings in SZ, ZG and along the gold coast that house dozens of companies... allegedly.

Guest 26.09.2016 18:55

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(joke but true) we have an elderly neighbour at below our flat in the UK who kindly takes the post from our letter-box. We give hime SAS envelopes - but lately he has decided to open the letters so there will be less weight to send :eek:

Do you have a friend here in CH you would trust to do that- eg open, scan and send for a few bottles of something nice from time to time?

Medea Fleecestealer 26.09.2016 20:11

Re: Post box for non-residents
 
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Originally Posted by Treverus (Post 2663879)
For up to three years only... not a permanent solution...

Longer than the UK at least who will only do it for 2.

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(joke but true) we have an elderly neighbour at below our flat in the UK who kindly takes the post from our letter-box. We give hime SAS envelopes - but lately he has decided to open the letters so there will be less weight to send :eek:
Not in Switzerland, but we have a nice neighbour in the UK who sends on any important post for us. The bumph is left in our house for us to dump when we get over there again. :p

Verbier 26.09.2016 20:11

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The good old CH Post offers the service you need. Would be worthwhile to drop by your local post office and ask for the details. They scan all of the mail etc. for you so really easy to pay your bills etc. from there.

Phil_MCR 30.09.2016 11:53

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And just like that, I get an advert from FB: https://www.post.ch/de/privat/empfan...video_x9hybrid

mirfield 30.09.2016 12:39

Re: Post box for non-residents
 
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Originally Posted by Verbier (Post 2663955)
The good old CH Post offers the service you need. Would be worthwhile to drop by your local post office and ask for the details. They scan all of the mail etc. for you so really easy to pay your bills etc. from there.

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Originally Posted by Phil_MCR (Post 2666570)
And just like that, I get an advert from FB: https://www.post.ch/de/privat/empfan...video_x9hybrid

In English too.

https://www.post.ch/en/private/recei...video_x9hybrid

It might not be everything you need. Only certain senders participate (I guess it's like the invoices you receive in E-Billing)

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Currently, participating companies include PostFinance Ltd, Schweizerische Mobiliar Versicherungsgesellschaft AG, Motorfahrzeugkontrolle Solothurn, two magazines (Vivai and VisanaForum) and several SMEs. And new companies are joining as senders all the time.
It's also not clear if you need a physical address here to use the service.

fatmanfilms 01.10.2016 11:25

Re: Post box for non-residents
 
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Originally Posted by mirfield (Post 2666614)
In English too.

https://www.post.ch/en/private/recei...video_x9hybrid

It might not be everything you need. Only certain senders participate (I guess it's like the invoices you receive in E-Billing)



It's also not clear if you need a physical address here to use the service.

I have just received notice from Swiss post Box that they service will end on 30/10. When you apply for the new post account you need to be a Swiss resident. As it was not possible to enter a foreign address when I moved they probably still think I am still resident.

Swissmountainair 24.10.2016 17:17

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Originally Posted by fatmanfilms (Post 2667125)
I have just received notice from Swiss post Box that they service will end on 30/10. When you apply for the new post account you need to be a Swiss resident. As it was not possible to enter a foreign address when I moved they probably still think I am still resident.

I am stuck in the same situation. Did you find a resolution with Swiss Post Box or did you find a suitable alternative? The only alternatives I can find are just too anonymous to feel comfortable with - no names, telephone numbers, company names or references!

inZug 24.10.2016 20:28

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unfortunately Swiss Post Box changed into E-Post and 1) killed the ability to non-residents to use the service and 2) raised prices from "free" to min. 20chf per month.

Sucks.. I liked an used the service and now I will have to keep it on for 3-4 months until I change all incoming addresses to my real address.

But as for you, since you mentioned to own properties here, you should be able to register for the service with your property address AND use the scan solution on an ongoing basis... why not?

good luck,

eru 05.02.2017 14:12

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Any news with this issue?
I've used swiss post box for many years, but now they've canceled for all non-residents. Some alternatives?


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