You must report your marriage or partnership performed in Switzerland to your Swiss representation so that the change in your civil status can be entered into the Register of the Swiss Abroad. This is free of charge.
After your marriage performed in Switzerland
- copy of family certificate or Swiss partnership certificate
- copy of the valid passport of your spouse or partner (male or female) not yet entered into the Register of the Swiss Abroad
- current address of spouses/partners
Please submit the following documents and information (electronically or as paper documents):
Report your marriage or partnership online:
If you have or your spouse or partner (male or female) has changed your/their domicile, you must report this change.
If you have changed your surname, you will have to ask the appropriate authorities to reissue certain official documents (passport, identity card, driving licence, etc.). If you have not changed your surname, you do not need to do anything, as civil status is not indicated in Swiss identity documents.
Information on the conditions for entering and residing in Switzerland is available at
People who are not citizens of Switzerland do not automatically acquire Swiss citizenship through marriage or registered partnership. More information here:
The change in your civil status and possibly your name must also be communicated to the various authorities of your domicile abroad (residents' registration office, immigration authorities, the tax office, etc.).
If you are a citizen of more than one country, you should ask the foreign authorities concerned whether your marriage or partnership must be reported to them.