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Baby surname + nationality born to unmarried foreigners in CH

Dear all,

does anyone have recent experience with a situation where 2 unmarried non-nationals have a baby in Switzerland?

1.) Does the baby automatically receive the nationality of the mother? What are the rules?

2.) What surname does the baby take? The mother's? The father's? Can he take both surnames?

Where could one find more information about this?
Direct recent experience is also very welcome and appreciated
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Dear all,

does anyone have recent experience with a situation where 2 unmarried non-nationals have a baby in Switzerland?

1.) Does the baby automatically receive the nationality of the mother? What are the rules?

2.) What surname does the baby take? The mother's? The father's? Can he take both surnames?

Where could one find more information about this?
Direct recent experience is also very welcome and appreciated
As far as I know the baby can receive both nationalities, depending on the countries they come from.
The surname will be the one that both parents decide upon so it can be each of the first two options (I'm not sure about the third one), being married or not has little to do with that.
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Re: Baby surname + nationality born to unmarried foreigners in CH

From ch.ch:

"A child’s nationality is not affected when a father acknowledges paternity. As long as the parents are not married to one another, the child automatically takes the nationality of the mother.
Questions regarding acknowledgement, nationality and the name of the child can be addressed to the civil register office where the acknowledgement took place, or to the appropriate child and adult protection authority."


https://www.ch.ch/en/how-acknowlede-paternity/
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Re: Baby surname + nationality born to unmarried foreigners in CH

I think greenmount is right, the relevant rules for a baby's nationality are those applied by the countries where the two parents are nationals/resident.

I would think Switzerland's only jurisdiction in this is on the question of whether the baby is Swiss.
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I think greenmount is right, the relevant rules for a baby's nationality are those applied by the countries where the two parents are nationals/resident.

I would think Switzerland's only jurisdiction in this is on the question of whether the baby is Swiss.
I actually know a couple in this situation. Two different nationalities (both EU, none of them is Swiss ) and not married (well, not legally married but they are a real family), with two kids. Kids took the name of the father (they both agreed on this) and have both nationalities.
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