Registration with the Cantonal Office

When registering for residency in Switzerland you need first to apply with the Cantonal Office...

All foreign nationals must register with the Cantonal Resident Registration Office (Einwhonerkontrolle or Office Cantonale de la Population) within eight days of their arrival in the commune where they will be living. The Cantonal Resident Registration Office will then forward all documentation to the cantonal migration authorities,

EU/EFTA citizens do not need to apply for a residence permit if they are staying or working in Switzerland for less than three months, however, they must still declare themselves at the Cantonal Resident Registration Office.

Cantonal offices

German-speaking Switzerland
French-speaking Switzerland
Zürich
Migrationsamt des Kantons Zürich
At: Berninastrasse 45, 8090 Zürich
Tel: 043 259 88 00
Fax: 043 259 88 10

Geneva
Office Cantonal de la Population
At: Rte de Chancy 88, 1213 Onex
Tel: 022 546 48 88
Fax: 022 546 48 10
Zug
Amt für Migration
At: Aabachstrasse 1, 6301 Zug
Tel: 041 728 50 50
Fax: 041 728 50 59

Vaud
Service de population, Secteur Etrangers
At: Avenue de Beaulieu 19, 1014 Lausanne
Tel: 021 316 46 46
Fax: 021 316 46 45
Basel
Sicherheitsdepartement BS
At: Spiegelgasse 6, 4001 Basel
Tel: 061 267 70 70
Fax: 061 267 70 80

Neuchâtel
Service des Migrations
At: Rue de Tivoli 28, 2003 Neuchâtel
Tel: 032 889 63 10
Fax: 032 889 98 23
Lucerne
Amt für Migration
At: Fruttstrasse 15, 6002 Luzern
Tel: 041 228 77 80
Fax: 041 210 15 87

Jura
Service de la population
At: 1, rue du 24-Septembre, 2800 Delémont
Tel: 032 420 56 80
Fax: 032 420 56 81
Bern
Migrationsdienst des Kantons Bern

At: Eigerstrasse 73, 3011 Bern
Tel: 031 633 53 15
Fax: 031 633 42 40


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