A lot of people are still a member of a church or religious group although mentally they have left some time ago already. Sometimes it takes a personal experience, sometimes a chance to decide to taking the nessecary actions.
Every person has the right to leave the church with immediate effect!
When moving to Switzerland you have to register with the community administration. On the respective form you can register “without confession”.
If you are already registered in Switzerland, send a registered letter to the local administration of your denomination. We recommend to send also a copy to the tax office or your community.
We offer standard letters in Switzerlands official languages: German, French and Italien. You find them on the respective pages.
Every adult person can leave and include children (<16 years old).
In some cantons there are specific rules, like e.g. a period of delay or a certified signature (Ct. St. Gallen) . We consider this a harassement, but the Swiss Federal Court has approved these conditions to prevent overhasty leaves.
Important for you: your leave will be effective - retrospectively – by the date of receipt of your letter.
For further information don’t hesitate to contact us.
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