Death

Death registration

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

  • Original Certificate of death issued by RITA Dar es Salaam less than 6 months before and stamped by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dar es Salaam
  • Original Passport (will be returned) incl. copy, of the deceased person

There is no fee for the registration in question. 

Death in Switzerland

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