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.
- death certificate (Assento de óbito) of deceased
- An official translation into a Swiss national language is only necessary if the death certificate is handwritten. A certificate in the form of a computer printout does not need to be translated.
The death certificate must be accompanied by a declaration (Declaração) from the Ministry of Justice (Ministério da Justiça, Direcção Nacional dos Registos e do Notariado, Serviços Técnicos) and certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministério das Relações Exteriores, Departamento Consular).