All candidates are required to show a VALID identity document on all exam days. Only unexpired, original documentation is accepted. Candidates that bring an INVALID or NO ID to their exams will not be permitted to take the test.
Only the following documents are accepted as valid ID:
All candidates must present a valid ID on the exam day:
National identity card (Identitätskarte)
Residence permit (Ausländerausweis)
Driving licence (Fahrausweis)
Completed Candidate Identification form (only for candidates aged 17 and under)
Candidate should check their ID immediately after registering for an exam. Candidates are only allowed to take the exam if they can show a valid ID (passport, national ID, driving licence, resident permit or Candidate Identification form) at their written AND speaking exam.
Candidates without valid ID who have their first exam in less than 10 days should approach the cantonal passport office and request a temporary passport (Provisorischer Pass/Notpass, CHF 100/150).
Candidates who cannot bring a valid identity document to their exam:
Candidates under 18: Download the Candidate Identification Form and fill it out according to the instructions. Bring your completed Candidate Identification form with two photographs attached to your first exam. Only completed forms are accepted on the exam days. Please note that empty forms are not available at the exam venue.