- Find out which Kreis you belong to
- Look at the opening hours
- I went on a Tuesday morning at 8:00
- Just went in, picked a number, there were 8 counters and there was no line
- I told them I want to register and get a permit and gave them my passport
- I was asked if this is my first time in Switzerland
- Right away they asked for a flat contract, I told them I live with a friend and gave the address
- They looked up the address on the computer and asked me to tell the name of the person
- They asked whether I’m going to work or study
- I gave them my employment contract
- I gave them a passport photo (I had to write my name and birth date on the other side)
- I was asked when I arrived, they didn’t check the date
- I was also asked for my parents names
- I was given a form to check that everything is correct
- In the form I had to add checkmarks that I am not a criminal
- They made copies of the employment contract and my passport
- I was given a temporary residence permit that I used to open a bank account later that day
- The real permit will be mailed to me in 2-3 weeks
- I was given a form and an envelope to give to my friend to fill out to prove that I really live there, I was told I could also bring it
- I paid 85 CHF with a credit card, but I could also do it with cash
- I was in at 8:01 and out at 8:21. So it took exactly 20 minutes
There was a photo booth.
I am an EU citizen.
I filled out the form for my friend, he signed it and mailed.
The next Tuesday I got my permit in mail.
i think you can register online as well.