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Requesting a death certificate

This procedure enables you to obtain a death certificate, recorded by the district, from the City of Geneva registry office. This document provides information concerning the deceased person and specifies when and where the death occurred.

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

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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 postal taxes are added.

This order can only be handled for deaths occurring since 1 January 1960. Before this date, you must contact the City of Geneva archives

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.

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 death, 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?”)

Contact

Service de l'état civil

37 Rue de la Mairie

1207

Genève

Suisse

Tél. +41224186650

Fax. +41224186651

Email

Service de l'état civil

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Article modifié le 13.05.2020 à 13:07