When moving, there are always organizational tasks that should not be forgotten. This includes, for example, re-registration. Here you will find all the important addresses in Basel that you need if you are moving to or in Basel.

Residential Registry Office in Basel

The Residential Registry Office in Basel is your first point of contact after moving to Basel.

Every citizen in Basel is required to go to the Residential Registry Office and should do so within the first 14 days. It regulates residence and settlement conditions in the canton. This means that if you have just moved to Basel from another city, in or out of Basel, you must visit the Residential Registry Office in Basel. You should bring the following documents with you for registration or re-registration:

  • Application form
  • Certificate of de-registration (if you last lived in a Swiss municipality)
  • Certificate of origin
  • If you have children, the family booklet or family card.
  • Passport, identity card or driver’s license issued in Switzerland
  • If available, foreigner’s permit
  • Rental contract or apartment ID

Residential Registry Office Address

The Residential Registry Office can be found here:
Spiegelgasse 6
4051 Basel

The opening hours are: 
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 09:00 – 17:30
Wednesday: 09:00 bis 18:30.

More information about the re-registration for the relocation in Basel can be found here.

Office for Migration in Basel

If you have just moved to Switzerland and Basel, you are obliged to visit the Office for Migration. If you have the permission to stay in Switzerland, a foreigner’s permit will be issued here. If you already have a foreigner’s permit, it is sufficient to go to the Residential Registry Office first. They are in contact with the migration office and will inform them about your move. Further information on the Office for Migration can be found here.

Address of the Migration Office

You can also find the Basel Office for Migration in Spiegelgasse, but six house numbers further than the Residential Registry Office, number 12.

Office for Migration:
Spiegelgasse 12
4051 Basel

Motor Vehicle Control Office in Basel

Vehicles must also be re-registered when moving. You can go by directly, but it is also possible to send in the documents by post.

Relocation within Basel-Stadt:

When moving within Basel-Stadt, you will need the following documents:

  • Original registration document
  • Parking cards and access permit, if applicable

The change of address must also be added to the driver’s license.

Relocation to Basel from another canton:

If you are moving to Basel from another canton, you will need the following documents:

  • Original registration document
  • Proof of insurance (from liability insurer)

License plates can also be handed in directly at the Motor Vehicle Control Office.

You will be charged CHF 52 for the vehicle registration document and CHF 20 to 40 for the license plates and taxes.

Motor Vehicle Control Office Address:

Motor Vehicle Control Office BS
Clarastrasse 38
4058 Basel
1st floor

Opening hours:
Monday: 07:30 – 16:00
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 07:30 – 12:00 and 13:30 – 16:00 Uhr
Thursday: 07:30 – 12:00 Uhr and 13:30 – 18:00 Uhr

Parking space reservation in Basel

If you want to reserve a parking space for your move in Basel, this will cost you CHF 5, plus a deposit of CHF 20 for the sign. You can apply for the parking prohibition signs at any police station in Basel. Please note the opening hours of the respective police station for the issuance and return of the parking prohibition signs. It is also important that you meet the deadline of 48 hours before the moving date for applying for a no-parking zone.

Compensation Fund in Basel

The Compensation Fund building is located at Wettsteinplatz 1, 4001 Basel. If you have any questions or need clarification regarding Swiss social insurance, this is your point of contact. The easiest way is to select a contact form on the website and use it to correspond with the compensation fund. A contact form for changing the address is also available there.

Disposal points in Basel

The civil engineering office in Basel is responsible for disposal. Here you will find information on where and how you can dispose of which goods. Simply enter the term you want to dispose of in the keyword search and you will receive comprehensive information on how and where disposal is possible.

Recycling park addresses

Lottner AG
Schlachthofstrasse 18 
4056 Basel
Tel: 061 386 96 66 
Monday to Friday: 6.30 – 11.45 and 12.45 – 16.45
Saturday: 8:00 – 14.45

Bonergasse 12
4057 Basel
Tel: 061 639 34 30
Monday to Friday: 14:00 – 16.30
Saturday: 8:00 – 15:00

Further tips:
We have compiled various tips for you for finding an apartment in Basel. You will learn how to find a suitable apartment in Basel more easily.