Fide language certification passport

Fide language certification passport

The French exam TCF - Tout Public and German exams by the Goethe-Institut are recognised by Fide! The State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) maintains a list of recognised language certificates. Listed are exams by the Goethe-Institut and the French exam TCF - Tout Public (only with Épreuves complémentaires). The Fide language passport serves as proof for naturalisation, residence permit (B) and settlement permit (C).

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The easiest way to get a Fide Language certification passport in Switzerland

This is the quickest and easiest way to get your fide language pass! If you have successfully passed a Goethe-Institut exam or the French exam TCF - Tout Public (Test de connaissance du français), all you need to do is follow the 5 steps below.

Application for the fide language passport

  1. Fill out the form below
  2. Upload your language certificate (upload an existing language passport in case you have that)
  3. Click on the link in the confirmation email that has been sent after you submitted the form
  4. Your application will be processed within 1 week
  5. You will receive your language passport after payment by post

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Why should you take a language certification

  • The TCF French Exam and Exams by the Goethe-Institut test on all CEFR levels from A1 to C2. This is what distinguishes these exams from the fide language passport which tests on the lower levels only.
  • Faster results with the TCF French exam or Exams by the Goethe-Institut! Candidates receive their certificate within 15 workdays. Candidates have to wait for one month until they receive their fide results.
  • 2 in 1! Take 1 exam and receive 2 language diplomas if you wish; a globally recognised language diploma and the Switzerland-wide recognised fide Language Passport!
  • The costs for a language certificate or a fide Language Passport are similar, this means if you take either or you will pay approximately the same. However, if you take a language certificate from the Goethe-Institut or the TCF French test, you can apply for the fide Language Passport for only CHF 20 more.
  • The fide language passport is ideal as proof of language proficiency for naturalisation, settlement permit C and residence permit B in Switzerland.
  • The language certificate of examinations of the Goethe-Institut or the TCF - Tout Public French examination are language diplomas recognised worldwide. Assuming you would like to work abroad in the future or work in Switzerland in an international company, these two certificates will support you more.

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