People who are resident in Switzerland due to education or further education,
notably students or trainees, can be releaved from the compulsory basic insurance for
at most 3 years if a request is submitted to the according cantonal authorities.
Relief from compulsory insurance is only possible if the person has an equivalent
insurance from their country of origin for the whole period of validity of the relief.
A written confirmation with the required information from the responsible foreign
authority has to be attached to the request.
KVV, Art. 2 Para. 4
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