Birth

You wish to report the birth of a child.

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There are certain rules governing the granting of Swiss nationality to a child. The following qualify as Swiss at birth (SCA; CC 141.0):

  • the child of a married couple at least one of whom is Swiss.
  • the child of a Swiss woman who is not married to the child’s father.
  • a foreign child in its minority (born after 1 January 2006) whose Swiss father is not married to the foreign mother acquires Swiss nationality as if from birth once paternity has been confirmed.

Birth abroad

Registration in the Swiss civil status register (Infostar) of a birth which has occurred abroad requires submission of the documents listed on this webpage to the Swiss representation competent for the country in which the birth has taken place.

There is no fee for the registration in question.

Birth in Switzerland

In the case of a birth in Switzerland, parents registered with a Swiss representation abroad are under an obligation to report the birth of the child. They must submit the following document (as hard copy or in electronic form) to enable the representation to update its register of the Swiss Abroad:

  • photocopy of the birth certificate of the newborn Swiss infant or of the Swiss family certificate

There is no fee for the registration in question.

Swiss identity documents and foreign residence permit

A regular Swiss identity document can only be issued once the birth of the child has been registered in the Swiss civil status register, or rather once the child’s Swiss nationality has been confirmed. In urgent cases, please contact the competent Swiss representation.

Passport and identity card

Regarding the foreign residence permit for the child, please refer to the competent foreign authority.

Authorisation to enter and take residence in Switzerland for foreign children (family reunification)

For foreign children who are joining their parents residing in Switzerland, please refer to the information on the following webpage:

National visa for a stay of more than 90 days

Birth / LEIDA

Parents are married

(A child is Swiss if one of his parents is Swiss)

  1. Original Birth Certificate (bilingual, H/E) / Teudat Leida

  2. Copy of foreign passport or ID card of child 

          Verify if other nationalities

 

Parents are not married

(A child born after 01.01.2006 is Swiss if one of his parents is Swiss, if born before that date, the child is Swiss if his mother is Swiss) 

  1. Original Birth Certificate (bilingual, H/E) / Teudat Leida
  2. Original Birth Certificate of foreign parent (bilingual, H/E) / Teudat Leida

  3. Residency Confirmation / Certificate of civil status of both parents  / Tamzit Rishum Male

  4. Copy of passport or ID card of foreign parent

      5. Copy of foreign passport or ID card of child

 

Both parents do not have Israeli citizenship

  1. Original Birth Confirmation  /Ishur Leida, of  child (this document is issued instead of a Birth Certificate

  2. Copy of foreign passport or ID card of child 

           Verify if other nationalities

Important Information:

  • Civil status documents can be obtained at the Ministry of Interior (Misrad Hapnim) at the following internet address: (www.piba.gov.il may not be older than 6 months.) and
  • The residency confirmation / (Tamzit Rishum Male) has a validity of 6 months from its date of issue.
  • The Swiss authorities require original documents which will not be returned.
  • The spelling of names in the latin alphabet should be checked carefully to avoid wrong inscriptions in Swiss registries.
  • The updating of civil status registries (inscriptions of marriages, divorces, name changes etc.) takes time and may consequently delay the issuance of regular CH-passports (validity 10 years for adults).
  • An Apostille is requested on all Israeli Documents.

Name Change                         

  1. Original Name Change Certificate / Teudat Shinui Shem (from IL Ministry of Interior)

  2. Copy of IL passport or ID card

  3. Tamzit Rishum Male