Send documents

What to send?

The Unia Unemployment Fund will look into your entitlement for unemployment compensation. To enable us to pay out your benefits, you must submit the necessary documents in good time!

In the first month of your unemployment we need

  • «Antrag auf Arbeitslosenentschädigung» (Application for loss-of-earnings compensation, in German / in French / in Italian)
  • Copy of your registration details
  • Employer’s certificates for the past 2 years (form entitled «Arbeitgeberbescheinigung»)
  • Copy of notice of termination from the last employer
  • Copy of contract of employment
  • Copy of salary statements
  • Copy of your bank or post card

And also, if applicable:

  • Form on child maintenance obligation Unterhaltspflicht gegenüber Kindern
  • If you have come to Switzerland from an EU/EFTA state: PD U1 form
  • Copy of valid residence permit if you do not have Swiss citizenship or a settlement permit

At the end of each month

  • «Angaben der versicherten Person» (Information on insured person: this form will be sent to you by post each month by the Secretariat for Economic Affairs)

And also, if applicable:

Information sheets (English)

Where to send?

Send your documents to the scan centre responsible for your region (not to your payment centre!). You can find the addresses of all scan centres here:

Regions Zürich-Schaffhausen and Eastern Switzerland
Unia Arbeitslosenkasse
SC [Zahlstellennummer]
Postfach
8010 Zürich-Mülligen

Regions Bern, Biel-Solothurn, Oberwallis, North-West Switzerland, Aargau and Central Switzerland
Unia Arbeitslosenkasse
SC [Zahlstellennummer]
Postfach 3386
3001 Bern

Regions Vaud, Fribourg, Valais, Genève, Neuchâtel et Transjurane
(only for letter post. For other matters contact your payment centre)

Unia Caisse de chômage
SC [numéro d’office de paiement]
Case postale 1479
1001 Lausanne

Region Ticino and Moesa
Unia cassa di disoccupazione
SC [numero dell’ufficio pagamento]
Casella postale 6545
6901 Lugano 1