You need to be well organised for everything to run smoothly when you move home. Discover a selection of practical information and useful links for anyone moving home, regardless of whether you are moving to Geneva or leaving the city and the canton.
Moving to Geneva
If you move to Geneva, either alone or with your family, the Moving to Geneva page presents a series of steps to be taken while providing a wealth of information to help you explore the city.
Announcing your move
Declaration of domicile and certificate of residence
The Domicile and residence page presents all the useful information concerning the declaration of domicile and certificate of residence. You will also learn how to announce your arrival, your departure or your move within the territory of the City of Geneva to the civil registry office (for people born in Geneva of with Swiss nationality) or to the Cantonal Office of Population and Migration.
Anyone in the process of moving or who has recently moved must also announce their new postal address to a number of different institutions such as the industrial services (SIG), their child’s school or nursery, their doctors, the tax office and any institution with which they have signed a subscription agreement (health and house insurance, telephone and Internet provider, etc.). A more exhaustive list of institutions and other contacts to be informed of your change of address is available on the ASLOCA website.
Leave to move home
In work contracts under private law, the law (art. 329, paragraph 3 CO) stipulates that an employer shall grant a worker the time required by specific events, such as moving house. More information on the website of the Confederation: leave and public holidays
The work conditions under public law in a company or administrative institution belonging to the state are generally subject to specific rules.
It is necessary to complete several procedures when leaving the Canton of Geneva definitively. Providing notification of your departure, cancelling your subscriptions and completing customs formalities are all key tasks.
Article modifié le 22.09.2020 à 05:49