Billing and payment options


Requirement of electronic invoicing (“e-billing”) with effect from 2016

On 8 October 2016, the Federal Council announced its decision requiring suppliers of goods and services to the federal administration to submit electronic invoices if the contractual amount exceeds 5,000 Swiss francs. As before, invoices for smaller amounts may be submitted in paper form. This requirement was introduced with effect from 1 January 2016.

For suppliers: send us your invoices electronically

“E-billing” is the modern, convenient and secure form of invoicing. Instead of printing out your invoices and sending them by post to the federal administration, transfer them electronically via an “e-billing” service provider.

For clients: receive invoices electronically

We offer the option of electronic invoicing, which you can choose by registering with us as an “e-billing” recipient. You will then have the option of conveniently processing electronic invoices via the online banking facility of your financial institution, or importing them via various channels into your financial software for processing.

This means you no longer have to enter account details, amounts and references, and will be able to conveniently check invoices and release them for payment via online banking.  

Payments from abroad

You have the following options for commissioning a financial institution based abroad to make the payment in Swiss Francs (CHF) without any deduction:

  • to the post office giro account 30-725508-9
    General secretary DETEC
    CH-3003 Bern
    IBAN CH230900 0000 3072 55089, SWIFT-Code: POFICHBEXXX
  • to the Swiss National Bank, P.O. Box, CH-8022 Zürich
    Federal Finance Administration, Federal Treasury and Accounts
    CH-3003 Bern
    BC-No. 100
    Account-No. 15305.00036
    IBAN CH49 0011 0001 5305 0003 6; SWIFT: SNBZCHZZ80A
    Communication: in favour of GS DETEC account, 1077
  • by bank cheque to our address