Request for a foreign pension

This page provides information for residents of Switzerland who wish to apply for foreign pension benefits.

Applying for a disability pension  

You live in Switzerland, you are a citizen of Switzerland or an EU/EFTA country and wish to apply for a disability pension in an EU/EFTA country:

Please contact the DI Office for your canton of residence.

If you live in the border area of a neighbouring country and wish to apply for a pension in an EU/EFTA country:

You should send your application to the DI Office for the canton in which you are, or last were, gainfully employed.

If you have resumed gainful employment outside of Switzerland or have left the border area, you should submit your application in the EU/EFTA country in which you live.


If you live in Switzerland and wish to apply for a pension from a country with which Switzerland has signed a bilateral social security agreement :

Please complete the following form, selecting “disability” and the country concerned:

You can also reach us by calling: +41 58 461 91 11

Or write to us at the following address:

Swiss Compensation Office
International administrative assistance
P.O. Box 3100
1211 Geneva 2
Switzerland

The form will be sent to your home address.


If you live in Switzerland and wish to apply for a pension in a country with which Switzerland has not signed any bilateral social security agreement:

Please contact that country’s embassy in Switzerland:


Applying for an old-age or a survivor pension

You live in Switzerland, you are a citizen of Switzerland or an EU/EFTA country and wish to apply for your pension in an EU/EFTA country:

Please contact the Compensation Office that handled your last contributions.

For married couples: If your spouse already receives an OASI pension, please contact the same compensation office that pays your spouse’s pension.


If you live in Switzerland and wish to apply for a pension from a country with which Switzerland has signed a bilateral social security agreement :

Please complete the following form, selecting “old-age” or “survivor” and the country concerned:

You can also reach us by calling: +41 58 461 91 11

Or write to us at the following address:

Swiss Compensation Office
International administrative assistance
P.O. Box 3100
1211 Geneva 2
Switzerland

The form will be sent to your home address.


If you live in Switzerland and wish to apply for a pension in a country with which Switzerland has not signed any bilateral social security agreement:

Please contact that country’s embassy in Switzerland:

Last modification 30.01.2019

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