Swiss citizens to receive ‘state-of-the-art’ ID cards

A sample of the new ID card, available from March 3. FEDPOL

Anyone applying for a Swiss identity card from March 3 will receive a model featuring the latest security features and design.

This content was published on February 6, 2023 minutes

The new ID card available from March 3 features “state-of-the-art” security features, the Federal Office of Police (Fedpol) saidExternal link on Monday.

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“Certain security elements are inserted into the materials, others are created during the manufacture of the card and still others when the card is personalised,” it said in a statement.

For the first time, the design of the new Swiss ID is similar to the Swiss passport.

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The new Swiss ID card under ultraviolet light. Fedpol

All identity cards issued to date will remain valid until their expiry date, Fedpol said. The costs of the ID card remain unchanged.

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It will still be possible to order a Swiss passport and identity card together. ApplicationsExternal link can be made at the relevant cantonal passport office or Swiss diplomatic representation abroad.

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