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Reaching the age of majority

Every year tens of thousands of Swiss citizens reach the age of majority. Are you about to reach the age of majority? If so, ch.ch will show you what this involves.

Votes and elections

  • Votes

Embrace your freedom

Once you turn 18 you become legally independent of your parents, which gives you more freedom.

Driving. Learning to drive and obtaining a driving licence.

 

Travel. You need at least an identity card or a passport. 
Moving into your own place: renting a flat, sharing a flat.
Starting a family: getting married, same-sex partnership.

Earning money

Obligations

In addition to rights, Swiss citizens have duties. Military service is compulsory for young men. The commune needs to know where you live; not only to send you your tax return, but also to send you documentation about votes and elections and other official communications.