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How to validate an ID document in Switzerland?

My wife needs to get an ID document endorsed/validated by an authoritative entity for use in the UK for a property transaction. It needs a stamp and a signature, that's all. In the UK you walk into a solicitor's office and they'll do it there and then for £5 or so. How does one do this in CH, without paying too much? Thanks in advance.
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Re: How to validate an ID document in Switzerland?

Walk into a Notary’s office and ask them to do it for you. It costs about 20chf.
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Walk into a Notary’s office and ask them to do it for you. It costs about 20chf.
Thanks BM. A really stupid follow-up: what is a notary? We don't call them that in the UK, and I've never noticed anything called a notary's office here!
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Thanks BM. A really stupid follow-up: what is a notary? We don't call them that in the UK, and I've never noticed anything called a notary's office here!
Bit like a lawyer (in fact I think some double up as our notary for our apartment purchase was also a lawyer).
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Thanks BM. A really stupid follow-up: what is a notary? We don't call them that in the UK, and I've never noticed anything called a notary's office here!
It’s the equivalent of a solicitor.
They’re called Notaire in French not sure what they’re called in the German part. Notar maybe?
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Re: How to validate an ID document in Switzerland?

Looks like Canton Zürich offer such a service themselves https://www.zh.ch/en/politik-staat/beglaubigungen.html
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Re: How to validate an ID document in Switzerland?

Brilliant - thanks to both of you.
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Re: How to validate an ID document in Switzerland?

I had some documents done, bank statement and passport.
The rates are set by the gov. so it's about chf20 each I think to validate / notorise a document, and 3 or 5 per copy.
You need to take photo ID (take 2) with you and proof of address if that's what they are signing.
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It’s the equivalent of a solicitor.
They’re called Notaire in French not sure what they’re called in the German part. Notar maybe?
Actually it's not equivalent to a solicitor. Notaries are often solicitors, but not always and not all solicitors are notaries. It seems though in the UK that for internal matters any solicitor's signature will do. It's only when you come to international affairs that a notary is required.

This surprised me because Ireland and the UK have more or less the same legal system, but in Ireland a solicitors signature is no more acceptable than the person in the street. All documents must be authenticated by a Notary Pubic.
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Looks like Canton Zürich offer such a service themselves https://www.zh.ch/en/politik-staat/beglaubigungen.html
All communes do. CHF 20-30.

HOWEVER, for international, you will also need an apostille, which you get at the cantonal office, this can also be organized by the notary. And additional CHF 30, more if the notary organizes it.

Total cost CHF 70 or so.

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Re: How to validate an ID document in Switzerland?

My wife needed some documents certified for South Africa and US. Gemeinde office did it for around CHF20 per page and it sufficed for overseas authorities.
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All communes do. CHF 20-30.

HOWEVER, for international, you will also need an apostille, which you get at the cantonal office, this can also be organized by the notary. And additional CHF 30, more if the notary organizes it.

Total cost CHF 70 or so.

Tom
Generally, the apostille verifies the validity of a document issued in one country going to another. If it’s a British form going back to the UK, it might not be needed. I’ve had US documents notarized at my Gemeinde, and they were accepted in the US. But, for example when I married in the Netherlands (years ago), my US birth certificate had to be verified by apostille in the US before being sent on to the Netherlands. So if it’s a Swiss form going to the UK, the apostille might be required.
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Re: How to validate an ID document in Switzerland?

Typically, we use it for Swiss documents for Italy, and the Italians insist on it.

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