Registration requirements

Those applying to join the register of insurance intermediaries must:

  • hold sufficient professional qualifications (Art. 184 ISO)
  • hold professional liability insurance or have provided equivalent financial surety (Art. 186 ISO)
  • meet the personal requirements as defined in Article 185 ISO.

The following documents must be submitted to FINMA:
a) Legal entities:

  • Application to join the register of insurance intermediaries (PDF document for printing out and signing, available to download following electronic registration)
  • Affidavit (PDF document for printing out and signing, available for download following electronic registration)
  • Certified extract from the commercial register (original document, no more than 90 days old)
  • Certificate of professional liability insurance (copy of the policy; requirements) / equivalent surety

b) Natural persons:

  • Application to join the register of insurance intermediaries (PDF document for printing out and signing, available to download following electronic registration)
  • Affidavit (PDF document for printing out and signing, available to download following electronic registration)
  • Valid passport or identity card (copy)
  • Confirmation of employment from employer or confirmation of professional liability insurance (copy of the policy; requirements) / equivalent surety
  • Professional training credentials and diplomas (copy of the list of qualifications recognised by FINMA)
  • Extract from the Central Criminal Register (original document, no more than 90 days old)
  • Extract from the Debt Enforcement Register (original document, no more than 90 days old)
  • Foreign nationals only: work permit (copy)

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