Ordering civil status documents

This webpage shows how and where to order an extract from the Swiss civil status register (Infostar) concerning yourself.

Civil status document Where to order
Certificate of origin Registry office of the place of origin
Marriage certificate Registry office of the place of marriage
Birth certificate Registry office of the place of birth
Death certificate Registry office of the place of death
Family certificate Registry office of the place of origin
Individual civil status certificate Registry office of the place of origin
Certificate related to the status of family registred Registry office of the place of origin

  • You must order the civil status document required through the intermediary of the Swiss representation responsible for your place of domicile abroad, paying an advance on the cost. Please contact the Swiss representation for the exact amount in the local currency.

Civil status documents that can be ordered through the intermediary of the Swiss representation
Family certificate
Individual civil status document, 1 person
Individual civil status document, 2 persons of the same family
Individual civil status document, 3 persons of the same family

The consulate general will inform you about the current fees incured by ordering a civil status document. The fee has to be paid in advance.

It will generally require at least 30 working days, depending on the  registry office involved, before the order can be filed through the intermediary of the competent Swiss representation.

The Swiss representation reserves the right to adapt the amounts at any time in relation to exchange rate fluctuations.

Documents issued by a Swiss authority normally require diplomatic or consular legalisation or legalisation by apostille prior to their submission to a foreign authority. You will find information on legalisation under the heading Legalisations.