There is probably no way around this: if you move into your own apartment, there are some administrative issues to consider:
Register at your new place of residence
First you have to register at your new place of residence. Depending on the municipality you have 8 to 14 days to do this. In most cases, you will have to go to the municipal office in person and bring various documents with you, such as an official identity card, the family booklet (for married couples with children), the AHV card, birth certificates of children of unmarried people, etc. In addition, your certificate of residence, which was issued by the civil registry office of your hometown, must always be deposited at the current place of residence. Often the previous community of residence sends this document directly to the new one. It is best to find out about the necessary papers in advance by telephone or on the website of the new community. It costs between 20 and 40 Swiss francs to transfer the documents. Attention: Even if you move within your community, you must notify the change of address to the Residents' Registration Office in due time.
Notify changes of address at other places
There are several places that will send you mail from time to time and need to know your address: your bank, your health insurance, your employer or school, the telephone company, the traffic office, the dentist and other doctors, possibly the telephone book etc. Make a list and have your mail redirected so that all letters are guaranteed to arrive at your new home. If you have a delivery address with Zalando, Galaxus and Co., don't forget to change it with your next order.
TV and radio fees
Every household must pay radio and television licence fees. If you move into your own apartment, you must therefore register with Serafe. Only if you move into an existing household (e.g. a shared room) that is already registered with Serafe, you can save yourself this step.
It is not obligatory, but maybe you will be glad about it at some point: a household insurance pays in case of theft, water damage or fire. Also consider whether you want to take out liability insurance at the same time. This will cover any self caused damage to your apartment, such as water damage to the parquet floor or loss of keys.
Introduce to the neighbors
Even if it is not obligatory and by no means common practice everywhere: introducing yourself personally paves the way for good neighborliness. Perhaps you would even like to invite them to a first-time apéro? I'm sure they'll be happy to meet you and perhaps other neighbors as well.
Has the move into your new home gone smoothly? Welcome to your first own apartment! Below is a checklist of the most important points for you: ❯ Checklist for your first own apartment