Marriage/Registered partnership

If you want to get married or enter into a registered partnership in Switzerland or abroad, your main contact is the registry office where you have decided to register your marriage or partnership. This is the office that determines the documents required and the conditions that apply. Please find out well in advance what formalities you will need to comply with and which civil status documents are needed.

If your marriage or partnership was registered abroad, it must be entered into the Swiss civil register by the proper authority in Switzerland. If it was registered in Switzerland, your change of civil status must be entered into the Register of the Swiss Abroad. In order to do so, you need to submit certain documents to your Swiss representation.

Until June 30th 2022, if you marry someone of the same sex abroad, your marriage will be recognised in Switzerland as a registered partnership.

Marriage/Partnership to be performed abroad

If your union is to be performed abroad, it will be subject to the law of the country in question. Please find out well in advance what formalities you will need to comply with.

Marriage/Partnership to be performed in Switzerland

A preparatory procedure is mandatory for having your union performed in Switzerland. Please find out well in advance what formalities you will need to comply with.

After your marriage/partnership performed abroad

After your union is performed abroad, this must be entered into the Swiss civil register.

After your marriage/partnership performed in Switzerland

The change of your civil status must be entered into the Register of the Swiss Abroad.