Case of death

To register a death abroad in the Swiss civil status register (Infostar), the documents listed on this webpage need to be submitted to the Swiss representation responsible for the country in which the death occurred.

Registration of Death

In order to register the death of a Swiss citizen or of the spouse of a Swiss citizen in Switzerland, the following document is required:

  • The certificate of death issued by the Jordanian Ministry of Interior, department of civil status and passports.

    Please ask for the English version - in this case you do not have to provide an official translation into one of the Swiss national languages. The asked certificate should not be older than six months and has to be duly legalised by the Jordanian Foreign Ministry.

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