Registration formalities

Contrôle des habitants – Bureau des étrangers (registration of residents and aliens office)

Every person taking up residence in the Commune has to register with the C.d.h. within 14 days.

Aliens arriving in Switzerland with a view to working must register with the B.d.é. before starting their job, for which they require a work permit.
This is issued by the Etat du Valais (= State offices), the decision being made by the Service cantonal des étrangers and the Service cantonal du travail.

Any change in status – marital, name, employer – or change of domicile, has to be reported to the C.d.h.

As each Swiss Commune is independent, it is necessary, upon change of Commune, to register with your new Commune.

permit L temporary (valid according to the duration of your work contract)
permit B authorization to reside
permit C permission to reside permanently (« permis d’établissement »)
permit G permission to commute to Switzerland to work (« permis frontalier »)
permit N /F permit for refugees.

Permits L and B are taxed at the source (deductible from salary and payable by the employer).
For EU nationals and members of the AELE, Permits B,C and G are generally valid 5 years.
For other aliens, Permit B is valid 1 year and C, 3 years. Permit G (commuters) does not exist for them.


When taking up domicile in Martigny, you have to register with « Synergy Martigny SA » for the payment of your eletricity bill and, if you wish, for being linked to the radio and television networks, also the internet.


Sinergy SA
Rue du Simplon 4 B
Tél : 027/564.25.00


Every household possessing a radio and/or a television set must pay dues to Serafe. 058 201 31 67

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