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Anyone taking up residence in St.Gallen is required to register with the registration office within 14 days. This process must be completed in person at our counter. Please bring the following documentation with you:

Swiss citizens

Certificate of origin, official identification, rental agreement or confirmation from landlord, current health insurance card or policy and service booklet for members of the army. Weekly commuters need a certificate of residence from their main municipality of residence, official identification and the rental agreement or a confirmation from their landlord.

Foreign citizens (EU/EFTA)

  • Relocation from a different municipality in Switzerland
    Residence permit with confirmation of deregistration from previous municipality of residence, rental agreement or confirmation from landlord, current health insurance card or policy, fees: CHF 36.00.
  • Weekly commuters
    Certificate of residence from their main municipality of residence, a valid passport or identity card, residence permit, rental agreement or confirmation from their landlord.
  • Relocation from outside Switzerland
    Valid passport or identity card with formal guarantee or residence application with accompanying documentation (see link to Office for Migration below), current passport photo, marital status certificate, proof of custody arrangements (in the event of the arrival of children with only one parent), rental agreement or confirmation from landlord, fees: CHF 66.00.

Foreign citizens (other countries)

  • Relocation from a different municipality in Switzerland
    Old residence permit (in plastic pocket), valid passport, rental agreement or confirmation from landlord, current health insurance card or policy, fees: CHF 142.00 (relocation from outside the canton of St.Gallen) or CHF 72.00 (relocation from within the canton of St.Gallen).
    New residence permit (in credit card format), valid passport, rental agreement or confirmation from landlord, current health insurance card or policy, fees: CHF 142.00 (relocation from outside the canton of St.Gallen) or CHF 45.00 (relocation from within the canton of St.Gallen).
  • Weekly commuters
    Certificate of residence from their main municipality of residence, valid passport or identity card, residence permit.

Further Information

Sankt Galler Stadtwerke (utilities) are responsible for electricity and water at the new place of residence. Call 0848 747 900 to find out whether the new connection has already been registered by the property management.

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Registration Office St.Gallen

Bevölkerungsdienste
Rathaus
9001 St.Gallen

Telefon +41 71 224 51 21

Opening Hours

Monday to Wednesday:
08:30 - 17:h00

Thursday
08:30 - 18:00

Friday
08:30 - 16:30