Registration requirements

Those applying to join the register must:

  •  hold sufficient professional qualifications (Art. 184 ISO
  • have professional liability insurance or have provided equivalent financial surety (Art. 186 ISO) 
  • meet the personal requirements as defined in Art. 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 following electronic registration) 
  • Affidavit (PDF document for printing out and signing, available 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 
  • If available: Certification of a self-regulatory organisation (SRO) / Anti-Money Laundering Control Authority (copy)

b) Natural persons:

  • Application to join the register of insurance intermediaries (PDF document for printing out and signing, available following electronic registration) 
  • Affidavit (PDF document for printing out and signing, available 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)