Fide certification passport

Fide certification passport

German language exams by Goethe-Insitut are recognised by fide! The State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) maintains a list of recognised language certificates. The fide Language Passport serves as proof for naturalisation, residence permit (B) and settlement permit (C).

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Discover 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 German language exam by Goethe-Institut, it can be used in the same way as a Fide test and for a Fide rating.

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Application for the fide Language Passport

  1. Fill out this fide form
  2. Upload your Goethe 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 Fide form
  4. Your application will be processed within 1 week
  5. You will receive your Fide language passport after payment by post

See the detailed fide procedure provided by SEM and apply for your fide Language Passport.

Did you know that The French exam TCF - Tout Public is also recognised by fide?

Why should you obtain a German language certificate by the Goethe-Institut?

  • 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 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, 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 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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