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Residents’ Registration Office

The Residents’ Registration Office is responsible for changes of address, temporary or permanent residence permits and issues passports, ID cards and a wide range of other attestations, certificates and testimonials.

You are new in the City of Zurich

"Grüezi" and Welcome to the City of Zurich.
Please report your change of residence in person within 14 days of arrival in the district office of your residential district.
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You are leaving Switzerland permanently

If you are leaving Switzerland permanently, please notice that, you must deregister yourself at the registeration desk in the City Hall, Stadthausquai 17, 8001 Zurich. The Residents' Registration Office in the City hall is open continuously from Monday to Friday 08.00 until 16.30.

Address changes

Have you changed your address within the city of Zurich?
Here you find more information


Do you need a capacity to act, certificate of residence or a certificate of temporary residence. You can order it online here.


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