Residence Permit

It is compulsory to follow the next steps upon your arrival in Fribourg.

1. Registration for the SPOMI (service of Immigration)
The local authorities in charge of the migration request that each student and researcher who stays longer than 90 days in Fribourg apply for a Residence Permit. The application for the permit has to be submitted within the first 14 days upon arrival in Fribourg to the Service de la population et des migrant/Amt für Bevölkerung und Migration (SPOMI,  www.admin.fr.ch/spomi).

Please note that the Residence Permit does not allow the student or the researcher to remain longer than the dates for which it has been delivered. Fines can be applied in case of non-respect.

In case of an extension, justification is required  for a new  application of the residence permit  will have to be submitted, new fees will be charged.

  • STUDENTS EU /EFTA

    Request : POSSIBILITY to register by sending the application by postal mail

    Validity : Equivalent to the duration of your stay. ATTENTION : choose the date of the end of your stay according with the end of your exams and/or if you would like to travel in Switzerland after the semester.Max. 1 year.

    Documents : Send by postal mail all the following documents:

    • Entry form of the SPOMI carefully completed and signed; the entry form is only available in French or German. Please contact us if you need help to fill it in.
    • 2 recent ID photos
    • 1 copy of your passport or identity card as well as 1 copy of the page with the visa if applicable AND 1 copy of the page where the stamp was made by the customs upon of your arrival in Switzerland. If possible copy in colours.
    • 1 original copy of the certificate of registration at the University of Fribourg

    Payment : With a payment slip or via e-banking

    Tax : The Residence Permit costs CHF 97.40

    Reception of the permit : The Residence Permit will be sent per postal mail to your address in Fribourg

     

    EU /EFTA : EU = European Union / EFTA = European Free Trade Association (including: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland)

     

  • STUDENTS NON EU/EFTA

    Request : OBLIGATION to go personally to the office of the SPOMI

    Validity : Equivalent to the duration of your stay. ATTENTION : choose the date of the end of your stay according with the end of your exams and/or if you would like to travel in Switzerland after the semester.Max. 1 year.

    Documents : Bring with you all the following documents:

    • Entry form of the SPOMI carefully completed and signed; the entry form is only available in French or German. Please contact us if you need help to fill it in.
    • 2 recent ID photos
    • 1 copy of your passport or identity card as well as 1 copy of the page with the visa if applicable AND 1 copy of the page where the stamp was made by the customs upon of your arrival in Switzerland. If possible copy in colours.
    • 1 original copy of the certificate of registration at the University of Fribourg

    Payment : At the counter in cash or with a debit card (credit card is not accepted)

    Tax : The Residency Permit costs CHF 172.30

    Reception of the permit : The Residence Permit will be sent per postal mail to your address in Fribourg

     

    EU /EFTA : EU = European Union / EFTA = European Free Trade Association (including: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland)

     

 

2. Registration with your municipality of residence:

Obligation to register with your municipality of residence during your stay.
Here is the procedure:

  • Go to the municipality office
  • Show your Residence Permit
  • Show the proof of your health insurance (COPY)
  • Show the lease agreement of your apartment (COPY)
  • Pay the fee (approximately CHF 20.-)

How to contact the municipalities where the exchange students most frequently live (for the other municipalities, the information is provided on the Internet):

MUNICIPALITY

ADDRESS

OPENING HOURS

Fribourg

Ville de Fribourg

Place de l’Hôtel-de-Ville 3

1700 Fribourg

Phone: +41 26 351 71 11

Monday to Friday: 8:00 – 11:30 / 14:00 – 17:00

Before bank holidays, closing at 16:00

Givisiez

Administration communale

Place d'Affry 1

Case postale

1762 Givisiez

Phone: +41 26 460.8960

commune@givisiez.ch

Monday: 13:30 – 17:00

Tuesday: 13:30 – 18:30

Wednesday: 13:30 – 17:00

Thursday: 13:30 – 17:00

Friday: 13:30 – 16:00

Before bank holidays, closing at 16:00

Marly

Administration communale

Route de Fribourg 9

Case postale 63

1723 Marly 1

Phone: +41 26 435.5050

commune@marly.ch

Monday to Friday: 8:30 – 11:30

Monday to Thursday: 13:30 – 16:30

Friday and before bank holidays: 13:30 – 16:00

Service de la population et des migrants (SPOMI)

www.fr.ch/spomi

How to get there:  Bus n°1 – Direction « Portes de Fribourg », last bus stop (terminus) « Portes de Fribourg »