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The fide test certifies oral and written language skills in German, French and Italian. It has been specially developed for everyday life in Switzerland on behalf of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM). Oral and written skills are assessed separately, and the language passport can certify the levels achieved (A1, A2 or B1) for a job search, naturalisation or a residence or settlement permit.

Language levels in legal procedures

  • Oral A1
    • Family reunification: for the issuance and renewal of a residence permit (B)
  • Oral A2 and Written A1
    • Family reunification: for the issuance of a settlement permit (C)
  • Oral A2 and Written A1
    • For the issuance of a settlement permit (C)
  • Oral B1 and Written A1
    • For the early issuance of a settlement permit (C)
  • Oral B1 and Written A2
    • For naturalisation
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What is fide?

Fide stands for "French, Italian, German in Switzerland" and refers to the Swiss programme for the promotion of linguistic integration. fide's objective is to guarantee effective and high-quality language development and assessment opportunities for allophones*. Fide's diploma is recognised at the Swiss level and is issued on behalf of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM). It certifies the oral and written skills of the candidate in the three national languages.

*A person whose mother tongue is a foreign language in the community where he or she is located.

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Fide test preparation course

Need a refresher?Our qualified trainers will prepare you, in small groups or privately, for the language evaluation in order to give you the best possible chance on the day of the evaluation.
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Next sessions of the fide test 2022

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL REGISTRATIONS FOR THE EVALUATIONS ARE DONE EXCLUSIVELY ONLINE VIA THE FORMS.
NO REGISTRATION WILL BE PROCESSED IN OUR OFFICES, THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

THE PRESENTATION OF A VALID COVID (3G) CERTIFICATE IS REQUIRED TO ATTEND THE FIDE TEST.

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