Founded as a Cambridge English Exams centre in 1989 in Winterthur, Swiss Exams has over the years not only developed to the leading Cambridge English Exams centre in the country but also to an organisation which provides exam management services to over 800 schools and organisations in Switzerland.
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 that Swiss Exams offers. The fide language passport serves as proof for naturalisation, residence permit (B) and settlement permit (C). The language passport can be applied for TCF (only with Épreuves complémentaires) at thefide office (costs CHF 20.-). The easiest way to get a fide Sprachenpass 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 fill out he form below and send in the supporting documents. There is a charge of CHF 20.
With TCF and Goethe Exams to the fide Language Passport
Application for the fide language passport in 5 steps
Fill out the form below
Upload your language certificate (upload an existing language passport in case you have that)
Click on the link in the confirmation email that has been sent after you submitted the form
Your application will be processed within 1 week
You will receive your language passport after payment by post
Why do we recommend a language diploma together with the fide Language Passport?
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.