Marriage and registered partnership

To register either a marriage or a partnership in Switzerland or abroad, your main point of reference is the registry office in which you have decided to celebrate the marriage or conclude your partnership. It is normally this office that decides what documents are required to mark this civil status event.

List of registry offices in Switzerland (de, fr, it)

You are advised nonetheless to learn in advance about the formalities involved and the civil status documents that may have to be prepared prior to the celebration of a civil status event. These advance steps will facilitate matters when it comes to entering your marriage or registered partnership in the Swiss civil status register (Infostar). To register in the register Infostar, the documents listed on this webpage are to be submitted to the Swiss representation competent for the country where the celebration has taken place.

Marriage between Swiss and Jordanians

  • Marriage in Jordan and Family Reunion

Kindly find below the following links for all the necessary information and required documents related to civil status matters

Jordan family reunion spouse CH  (PDF, Number of pages 2, 501.3 kB, Arabic)

Jordan family reunion spouse CH (PDF, Number of pages 2, 409.8 kB, English)

Jordan family reunion spouse-CH (PDF, 401.5 kB, French)

Jordan family reunion spouse CH (PDF, Number of pages 2, 412.2 kB, German)

Jordan family reunion spouse foreigner (PDF, Number of pages 2, 549.8 kB, Arabic)

Jordan family reunion spouse foreigner (PDF, Number of pages 2, 407.9 kB, English)

Jordan family reunion spouse foreigner

Jordan family reunion spouse foreigner (PDF, 408.7 kB, German)

Marriage in Switzerland and subsequently taking up residency in Switzerland

Jordan marriage in Switzerland (PDF, Number of pages 2, 563.3 kB, Arabic)

Jordan marriage in Switzerland (PDF, Number of pages 2, 431.8 kB, English)

Jordan marriage in Switzerland (PDF, Number of pages 2, 428.3 kB, French)

Jordan marriage in Switzerland (PDF, Number of pages 2, 497.0 kB, German) 

Marriage between Swiss and Iraqis

  • Marriage in Iraq and Family Reunion

Iraq family reunion spouse CH (PDF, Number of pages 2, 503.4 kB, Arabic)

Iraq family reunion spouse CH (PDF, Number of pages 2, 347.5 kB, English)

Iraq family reunion spouse CH (PDF, Number of pages 2, 341.8 kB, French)

Iraq family reunion spouse CH (PDF, Number of pages 2, 105.9 kB, German)

Iraq family reunion spouse foreinger (PDF, Number of pages 2, 499.4 kB, Arabic)

Iraq family reunion spouse foreigner (PDF, Number of pages 2, 402.3 kB, English)

Iraq family reunion spouse foreigner (PDF, Number of pages 2, 338.0 kB, French)

Iraq family reunion spouse foreigner (PDF, Number of pages 2, 344.2 kB, German)

Marriage in Switzerland and subsequently taking up residency in Switzerland

Iraq marriage in Switzerland (PDF, Number of pages 2, 364.3 kB, English)

Iraq marriage in Switzerland (PDF, Number of pages 2, 563.3 kB, Arabic)

Iraq marriage in Switzerland (PDF, Number of pages 2, 361.3 kB, French)  

Iraq marriage in Switzerland (PDF, Number of pages 2, 365.7 kB, German)  

Marriage between a Swiss partner and a Muslim

Knowing and preventing conflicts: each and every marriage carries with it its share of problems, regardless the nationality or the religion of the partners. In order to avoid as much difficulties as possible, it is essential that future spouses be well informed before the marriage in order to:

  • Know clearly what their rights and their duties are.
  • And freely accept to assume them knowingly and in good faith.

The Swiss Institute of Comparative Law has published under the title "Marriage between a Swiss partner and a Muslim - knowing and preventing conflicts" a brochure aiming at attracting the attention of future spouses with regard to certain legal norms and social customs that may exist among Muslims and that are different than those which are known in Switzerland.

You can order this brochure (in German or French) at the following address:

Swiss Institute of Comparative Law
Dorigny
1015 Lausanne
Tel.: 021 692 49 11
Fax: 021 692 49 49

Contact Swiss Institute of Comparative Law

Email secretariat@isdc-dfjp.unil.ch

If you plan to take up residence in Switzerland after marrying or registering a partnership, bear in mind that your foreign spouse or partner will need a residence permit and may require an entry visa. Please consult the Visa – Entry to and Residence in Switzerland section regarding an application to enter Switzerland for the purpose of family reunification.

If you are registered with a Swiss representation and have married or entered into a registered partnership in Switzerland you will need to report your change in civil status to the representation concerned so that the register of the Swiss Abroad can be updated. This will require submission of the following documents (as hard copy or in electronic form):

  • photocopy of the Swiss marriage certificate, Swiss family record or Swiss registered partnership document;
  • photocopy of the identity document of the foreign spouse or partner.

There is no fee for the registration in question.

If prior to the marriage or registered partnership your Swiss spouse or partner was not resident in the consular district of the Swiss representation, and plans to take up residence with you following the said civil status event, he or she will have to register in accordance with the application procedure described under the heading “Registration and change of address”.