On arriving in Basel

 

Formalities

Usually, when moving to a new city, you have to register at the according department of the town hall. Here you'll find information about which formalities have to be filled in when moving to Basel. More useful information about the register formalities when working or studying in Basel can be found on the offical website of Basel.

 

If you don't speak German, here are the forms in different languages.

 

For your application they need the following documents:

Swiss citizen-makers

  • Original Certificate of origin 
  • Passport or identity card 
  • Family book 
  • for your children * under 18 years: 
  • Family certificate or birth certificate with a children's entry 

 

EU-citizens
Entry without a guarantee:

  • Valid work (at least 12 hours of employment in a month, except for Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Czech Republic and Hungary) 
  • Registration form filled out and Vorstrafenerklärung per adult 
  • valid passport or identity card per person 
  • Address in Basel, Riehen or Bettingen 
  • 1 photo per person. People from the 10 aforementioned countries must submit a separate job application to the Office of Economics and Labour (AWA).

 

Entry with assurance:

  • Registration form filled out and a certificate of not having any criminal record per adult, valid passport or identity card per person, address in Basel, Riehen or Bettingen, 1 photo per person 
  • with wife / husband: marriage certificate 
  • Children under 21 years: birth certificates 
  • Students: Valid registration and proof of sufficient resources by the parents or scholarship certificate

 

 

Not EU-citizens: 

 Entry with entry permit: 

  • completed application form and certifiacte of having no criminal record per adult 
  • valid passport per person 
  • valid Swiss visa 
  • Address in Basel, Riehen or Bettingen 
  • 1 photo per person

 

Entry with assurance:
Registration form filled out 

  • certifiacte of having no criminal record per adult 
  • valid passport per person 
  • Address in Basel, Riehen or Bettingen 
  • 1 photo per person 
  • with wife / husband: marriage certificate 
  • Children under 18 years: birth certificate

 

Important notes:
The fee for registration at the Residents' Registration Office is CHF 25 -
A separate registration is only upon reaching the age of majority (18 years). Wards people need a declaration of a guardian.
Registrations c / o specification require the supplement of a written consent of the owner or address the presentation of a sub-lease agreement.
Home coupons can be ordered at the register office of the hometown and birth certificates at the register office of the place of birth.

 

 

 


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