Notification system for residents' register offices

Under articles 12 and 13 of the Swiss Abroad Act, which took effect on 1 November 2015, Swiss communes are required to notify the FDFA every time a Swiss citizen relocates abroad or returns to the commune.


Communes' electronic transmission of notifications to the FDFA of departures and returns.

Manual notification

Residents' register offices may continue to notify the FDFA of departures and returns either in paper form or via encrypted email.