Steps to your SuisseID

Permitted Identification Documents

On the basis of legal requirements, we accept a valid passport for the identification check for most countries (subject to changes)*. Documents such as a residence permit for foreign nationals or a driving licence are not permitted.

In addition to a valid passport, we also accept identity cards for the following countries:

  • Switzerland
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • France
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Liechtenstein
  • Netherlands

The respective identity card has to contain the entire personal details, place of issue and also the signature. We accept only identity cards with Latin characters.

Go with your official identity card and the signed application form to an identity checkpoint and have a certified copy of your official identity card issued.

Identity checkpoints are:

  • Post office of Swiss Post (Yellow Identification)
  • Persons authorised by SwissSign or QuoVadis
  • Swiss municipal administration / town administration
  • CH notary’s office
  • SBB Change / Western Union counter (SBB customer identification)
  • Swiss embassy or consulate responsible for the place of residence as per the list of representations or

For identification verification points outside Switzerland, please contact us.


*We only accept biometric passports for China.

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