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Requesting a certificate of acknowledgement

This procedure enables you to obtain confirmation of acknowledgement, recorded by the district, from the City of Geneva registry office.

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⚠ Important information concerning the situation of the new coronavirus: the Civil Registry Office will only handle online requests for birth and death certificates relating to the period since 1 October 2019.
For any other urgent requests for documents and certificates, please send an e-mail to, justifying the urgent nature of the request.
More information on the measures taken by the City of Geneva


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?

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

Quels sont les documents à joindre?

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 in which the acknowledgement was registered, upon presentation of an identity document.


Service de l'état civil

37 Rue de la Mairie




Tél. +41224186650

Fax. +41224186651


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Article modifié le 17.03.2020 à 10:17