Death

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

In the case of a death in Switzerland the family of the deceased, if registered with a Swiss representation abroad, are under an obligation to report the death. This requires submitting the following document:

  • a copy of the deceased’s death certificate

There is no fee for the registration in question.

Registration of Death in the UK

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

  • certified copy of an entry of death (original document); photocopies cannot be accepted.

If it proves difficult to provide an original document which cannot be deposited permanently with the Swiss authorities, the Regional Consular Centre can make a copy and return the original.