An AHV number is allocated to every person who lives in Switzerland. An AHV/IV insurance certificate (AHV card) can be ordered from the Compensation Fund from the age of 18. This card contains the 13-digit AHV number, surname, first name and date of birth of the insured person.
Please keep your AHV card in a safe place as it confirms that you have been registered with the AHV. If you have not yet been issued with an insurance certificate or if you have lost it, you can apply for a new one here («Insurance certificate application» form).
Confirmation of insurance
When you change jobs, we issue a confirmation of insurance to confirm that you are registered with the GastroSocial Compensation Fund. The confirmation of insurance is sent to the employer by post, who will forward it to you.
More details on the AHV card are provided in our Guidelines.