At present, there is no national service that administrative units can use to validate, search for or match current home addresses. For this reason, the Federal Office of Justice is establishing a national address service.
In the case of many administrative procedures, such as the collection of the compensatory military tax or health insurance premiums, or the carrying out of recovery proceedings, the responsible authority contacts the person concerned in writing. In order to do so, it requires a current home address.
At present, home addresses are only partially available to administrations. A complex address procurement procedure is required with other authorities. Administrative processes could be simplified and optimised with the establishment of national address services which the Confederation, cantons and communes could access.
In future, the national address services should be used by the public administrations of the Confederation, cantons and communes to access the home addresses of residents throughout Switzerland.
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Federal Department of Justice and Police, FDJP
Federal Office of Justice, FOJ
Bundesrain 20, CH-3003 Bern
Contact person: Marianne Fraefel
Contact: marianne.fraefel(at)bj.admin.ch, +41 58 480 87 22