The Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA) issues invoices in printed form or electronically, and also offers various payment options.
We can send your invoices in printed form by post as in the past. In this case you can make your payment using the enclosed paying-in slip, via online banking or in person at the bank or post office.
From 1 February 2020, you can receive our invoices as a PDF file by email (ebilling). Ebilling replaces paper invoices and fulfils the legal requirements regarding minimum content and archiving. Moreover, it is eco-friendly and cost efficient. However, please note that our electronic invoices are neither encrypted nor signed.
If you would like to receive our invoices in this way, you must register on the website of the Federal Finance Administration FFA.
For questions on ebilling contact us by email.
You also have the option of processing all payment transactions electronically. In this case you no longer receive printed invoices by post.
Instead, the FOCA sends all invoices in electronic form via your online banking service. This enables you to check incoming invoices and initiate their payment quickly and conveniently online.
- For this purpose, private clients need to register with their financial institution for online banking and activate the electronic billing function after signing in. Further information (in German): Procedure for private clients
- Business clients can export FOCA invoices from online banking and transfer them directly into their bookkeeping system. Further information (in German): Procedure for business clients.
We recommend that you choose to pay invoices electronically. This method is fast, uncomplicated and secure. At the same time you can reduce your paper consumption and thus help protect the environment. For further information, please visit the following website or contact us directly.
If you wish to pay via a financial institution based abroad, please use following option:
- Transfer to Swiss National Bank, 8022 Zürich
Bank account number 15100.02902, ltd. a/ Federal finance administration, Finance and Accounting, 3003 Bern
BC. number 100
SWIFT: SNBZCHZZ80 A
IBAN: CH71 0011 5001 5100 0290 2
Communication: z.G. BUKR 1079 – BAZL (+ RG- / KD-Nr.)
Please note that all payments must be made in Swiss francs (CHF) without deduction.
If you have liquidity problems and you have difficulties to pay FOCA's bills, you can contact us for a deferral of payment or send us the appropriate form in german (PDF, 1 MB, 09.11.2022), in french (PDF, 808 kB, 09.11.2022) or in italian (PDF, 775 kB, 09.11.2022) to ask us to pay in installments.
Federal Office of Civil Aviation
Tel: +41 58 465 53 82
Fax: +41 58 464 74 87