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How can I obtain my AHV number?

I don’t know what my AHV number is

  • If you are insured with a health insurance company in Switzerland, your AHV number is given on your health insurance card.

  • If you are an employee, contact your employer.

  • If you are self-employed or do not work, please contact the compensation office in your canton of residence or the compensation office for your union.

  • If you work in Switzerland but are resident abroad, please contact your employer’s compensation office in Switzerland.

  • If you live abroad and do not currently work in Switzerland, contact the Swiss Compensation Office in Geneva

Cantonal compensation funds

Swiss compensation office SCO

I don’t have a new 13-digit AHV number yet

The new 13-digit number is completely anonymous, thereby fulfilling current data protection requirements. Insured persons retain the same number throughout their lives and no longer need to replace it in the event of a name change, for example due to marriage or divorce.

If you still have an old-style 11-digit number, you can request a new AHV card with a 13-digit number. Follow the instructions given above on what to do if you can’t find your AHV number.