Information for Swiss abroad in Hong Kong
Your child is born. Congratulations!
Every child who has at least one Swiss parent becomes a Swiss citizen (regardless of the marital status of the parents) provided that the birth is registered with the Swiss authorities.
To register the birth you should submit the birth certificate of your newborn together with the “Application for Birth Registration” (see column on the right side) to this Consulate General.
For children born in Hong Kong, please obtain a certified copy of the Birth Certificate with the Birth Registry of the area in which your child was born (see web link below for details):
Addresses and Office Hours of Births Registries
This Consulate General will forward the birth certificate to the competent authorities in Switzerland for registration. The process may take up to 2 – 3 months. Once your child is registered in Switzerland you may apply for a biometric Swiss passport for your child (see passport information on this web site).
Should you need to travel with your baby before his or her birth is registered in Switzerland this Consulate General may issue a Swiss temporary passport with a limited validity in emergencies. It should also be noted that temporary passports are not biometric passports.
Application for birth registration
Hong Kong Immigration Department
Births and Deaths General Register Office