Useful answers

Are you worried about a speeding ticket? Got questions about your tax return? Planning to launch a referendum? Want to be sure your holiday souvenirs won't get stuck at customs? The portal offers help on these and many more topics.

We try to explain legal and administrative issues in the simplest possible language – without any bureaucratic jargon. The content is available in the four Swiss national languages as well as in English.


The only constant is change, also when it comes to the law and regulations. We regularly review and update the content on, but if you happen to notice something here that isn’t up-to-date, please let us know via

Federal election information

Every four years, during the elections for the total renewal of Switzerland’s two parliamentary chambers, the portal offers a wide range of explanatory information.

This service is the result of cooperation between the Federal Chancellery, Parliamentary Services, the Federal Statistical Office and the cantons.

Accessible to all complies with the federal government's guidelines on web accessibility. You can consult the eGovernment standards (web page available in French and German) on the website of the Federal Chancellery.


Launched in 2006, is a joint platform of the Confederation, cantons and communes. The Federal Chancellery is responsible for its content, design and operation.


Federal Chancellery
Communications Section
Federal Palace West Wing
3003 Bern

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