In order to keep the family registers accurate and up-to-date, the Swiss authorities need to be informed about any changes in the civil status (birth, marriage, death and divorce) of Swiss citizens and dual nationals. When such changes occur, the persons concerned, or their nearest relatives, should send to the responsible Swiss representation the appropriate documents. Please note, that the authorities in Switzerland may request additional documents.
Please note: civil status changes (marital status, birth of children, death, name change, etc.) must be communicated to the Swiss authorities. Failure to provide accurate documentation may impede future administrative procedures with the Swiss authorities and even hinder the issuance of new identity documents, i.e. passports, etc.
Important: Please note that all the South Korean civil status documents must be approved with an “Apostille” and that they must not be issued more than six months before they are sent for registration. They will not be returned to you.