Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

Information on AVS

The Swiss Compensation Office and the DI Office for insured persons residing outside Switzerland, which are part of the Central Compensation Office, are the competent authorities for the administration of the voluntary OASI/DI scheme.

For further information concerning contributions, please send your queries to:

Central Compensation Office CdC
Swiss Compensation Office SCO
Voluntary Insurance, contributions
Avenue Edmond-Vaucher 18
P.O. Box 3100
1211 Geneva 2
Tel. +41 (0)22 795 91 11
Fax +41 (0)22 795 15 01

For further information concerning old age pension and survivors' benefits, please send your queries to: 

Central Compensation Office CdC
Swiss Compensation Office SCO
Voluntary Insurance, Benefits
Avenue Edmond-Vaucher 18
P.O. Box 3100
1211 Geneva 2
Tel. +41 (0)22 795 91 11
Fax +41 (0)22 795 97 03

For further information concerning disability benefits, please send your queries to:

Central Compensation Office CdC
DI Office for insured persons residing outside Switzerland
Avenue Edmond-Vaucher 18
P.O. Box 3100
1211 Geneva 2
Tel. +41 (0)22 795 91 11
Fax +41 (0)22 795 99 50

The Swiss missions abroad also assist with the administration of the voluntary insurance scheme and can be asked to carry out various tasks such as providing information to members.

Swiss Life Certificates

The following authorities and offices are competent in confirming Swiss life certificates. Confirmations issued by these authorities are recognized by the Swiss Compensation Office SAK: