Death

To register a death abroad in the Swiss civil status register (Infostar), please contact the relevant Swiss representation

Information for Swiss abroad in Hong Kong:

In order to register the death of a Swiss citizen or the spouse of a Swiss, a certified copy of the death certificate has to be sent to this Consulate General. This document can be applied for at the Births and Deaths General Register Office.
 

The document will be validated free of charge and forwarded to the relevant Swiss authorities which will retain it for their records. The Swiss passport and identity card belonging to the deceased have to be sent to the Consulate General for cancellation. They can be returned to you invalidated, if requested.

If you need further assistance during this difficult time, please do not hesitate to contact the Consulate General of Switzerland:

hon.vertretung@eda.admin.ch

Tel: +852 3509 5000

Hong Kong Immigration Department

Death abroad

To register a death abroad in the Swiss civil status register (Infostar), the following documents and information generally have to be submitted to the competent Swiss representation:

  • death certificate - original
  • Swiss identity documents (passport & identity card) for cancellation – at the written request of the family, the cancelled documents can be returned as mementos (please specify this when submitting the documents)
  • address and contact details of the surviving relatives

Death in Switzerland

The competent Swiss representation must also be notified of the death in Switzerland of Swiss Abroad or their foreign spouses, in order to update the personal details in the register of the Swiss Abroad. The following documents and information have to be submitted to the competent Swiss representation:

  • photocopy of Swiss death certificate (original not required)
  • Swiss identity documents (passport & identity card) for cancellation, if they have not been cancelled already by a passport office in Switzerland – at the written request of the family, the cancelled documents can be returned as mementos (please specify this when submitting the documents)
  • address and contact details of the surviving relatives