Do you need proof of your German language skills for naturalisation, a job application or for any other purpose? You are welcome to take the Fide-test in German (CEFR levels A1 to B1) with us.

The Fide-test measures your oral and written language skills. It consists of an oral part "speaking and understanding" and a written part "reading and writing". You can either take both parts or just one part. After completing the fide test, you will receive the result and your language passport by post. It shows separately your oral and/or written competences in the German language for the level you have reached (A1, A2 or B1). You can repeat or update the fide test as a whole or just the oral or written part as often as you like for a fee.

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The fide-Test was initiated by the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM). It is recognised nationwide. It relates to linguistic situations that you encounter in everyday life in Switzerland, be it on the telephone with an authority, when filling out a form or reading an email from an employer.

Use the model version of the fide test to prepare for the exam.

Duration of the fide test:

Introduction: 15 minutes.

Speaking and understanding: 40-45 minutes.

Reading and writing: 65 minutes.

Regulations for the fide test

Test location

Arcadia Bildungscampus AG

Dufourstrasse 49

4052 Basel

Price fide test:

Oral part of the fide test (speaking and understanding): CHF 170.-

Written part of the fide test (reading and writing): CHF 120.-

Entire fide test: CHF 250.-


Register for the fide test.


There are no costs for cancellations up to 14 days before the first day of the exam. Cancellations less than 14 days before the first day of the test must be paid in full.

Next test date:

15/16 April 2024