There are certain rules governing the granting of Swiss nationality to a child. The following qualify as Swiss at birth:
- the child of a married couple at least one of whom is Swiss.
- the child of a Swiss woman who is not married to the child’s father.
- a foreign child in its minority (born after 1 January 2006) whose Swiss father is not married to the foreign mother acquires Swiss nationality as if from birth once paternity has been confirmed.