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 Advance payment (JOD)
Certificate of origin 49.00
Marriage certificate 49.00
Birth certificate 49.00
Death certificate 49.00
Individual civil status document, 1 person 49.00
Individual civil status document, 2 persons of the same family 72.00
Individual civil status document, 3 persons of the same family 95.00
Individual civil status document, 4 persons of the same family 118.00
Individual civil status document, 5 persons of the same family 141.00
Individual civil status document, 6 persons of the same family 164.00

Once the total sum due has been calculated, the difference will be billed to you or reimbursed.

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

The Swiss representation reserves the right to adapt these 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. For information regarding legalisation, see following link: