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 CHF
Certificate of origin 70.00
Marriage certificate 70.00
Birth certificate 70.00
Death certificate 70.00
Family certificate 90.00
Individual civil status document 70.00

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

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

The Swiss representation reserves the right to adapt the 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. You will find information on legalisation under the heading Legalisations.

In order to keep the family registers accurate and up-to-date, the Swiss authorities need to be informed about any changes in the civil status (birth, marriage, death and divorce) of Swiss citizens and dual nationals. When such changes occur, the persons concerned, or their nearest relatives, should send to the responsible Swiss representation the appropriate documents. Please note, that the authorities in Switzerland may request additional documents.

Please note: civil status changes (marital status, birth of children, death, name change, etc.) must be communicated to the Swiss authorities. Failure to provide accurate documentation may impede future administrative procedures with the Swiss authorities and even hinder the issuance of new identity documents, i.e. passports, etc.

Important: Please note that all the South Korean civil status documents must be approved with an “Apostille” and that they must not be issued more than six months before they are sent for registration. They will not be returned to you.

Where to obtain the Apostille on South Korean documents

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade MOFAT
Consular Section
4 fl. Korea Re-Insurance Bulg. 68
Jongno 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South-Korea
Tel. ++82-2-2100-7500