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Requesting a birth certificate

This procedure enables you to obtain a birth certificate, recorded by the district, from the City of Geneva registry office.

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En raison du contexte sanitaire actuel,  la commande au guichet auprès du Service de l'état civil de la Ville de Genève n'est pas disponible. Nous vous recommandons d'effectuer votre commande en ligne (voir ci-dessous), par courrier ou par courriel auprès de l'Office de l'état civil.

Opening hours: 8h30 to 11h45 and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The offices and counters of the municipal administration will be exceptionally closed on Monday 2 August 2021. Thank you for your understanding. 

To carry out this procedure, you must be carrying one of the three payment cards shown opposite.


You must also have an identity document (Swiss or foreign), scanned in jpg, jpeg, gif, pdf or png format with a maximum file size of 5 Mb.

What are the rates and conditions?

The fee is CHF 30, to which postage is added.

Which documents are required?

You will need the following documents:

  • a digital copy of your official identity document (in jpg, jpeg, gif, pdf or png format with a maximum file size of 5 Mb);
  • the address to which documents can be sent;
  • if the request is not for you, a copy of the identity document of a beneficiary and a power of attorney is required;
  • a power of attorney is not required if a parent submits the request on behalf of a child who is a minor.

How will your application be processed?

The certificate will, in principle, be available within three working days.

What to do?

The procedure can be carried out by submitting a request online or at the counter of the civil registry office of the place of birth, upon presentation of an identity document.

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How to complete this procedure: online

Duration: approx. 5 min. Means of payment: PostFinance card and credit cards. Don’t forget to keep the required information handy (see paragraph above: “Which documents are required?”)


Service de l'état civil

37 Rue de la Mairie




Tél. +41224186650

Fax. +41224186651


Service de l'état civil

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Article modifié le 29.07.2021 à 09:00