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Delivering a baby in Basel: our birth certificates should mention our parents names

Hi all, sorry if this issue has been discussed before here.

I am a non-EU citizen with B permit, and my wife is an EU citizen. She is pregnant and planning to deliver the baby in Basel. I have asked the Women hospital about the documents needed for that. One of those is that we should hand in our birth certificates which mention the names of our parents. The problem is, my birth certificate only mentions my mother's name. This happened because my parents did not have marriage certificate, such that only mother's name was allowed to be on the birth certificate. I could not get any documents from my country which state my father's name because he had passed away very long time ago. Any of you have had this problem? Why is my father's name needed by the hospital for delivering a baby? Any advise to solve this issue?

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Re: Delivering a baby in Basel: our birth certificates should mention our parents nam

Hmm... Did you try contacting your Embassy and ask for information/help? They usualy see and know all sorts of paper problems.
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Re: Delivering a baby in Basel: our birth certificates should mention our parents nam

You could also contact the Standesamt in Basel, they will be the experts for issuing certificates relating to births, the hospitals are their agent.

You should also ask for an international birth certificate for the baby, the details are in many languages and save you translation costs in future.
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Re: Delivering a baby in Basel: our birth certificates should mention our parents nam

https://www.ch.ch/en/birth/

The requirements in giving birth has changed since last year i think. A couple of friends (all non-EU) were required an authenticated birth certificates of parents issued by their country of origin duly authenticated by their country's department of foreign affairs.
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Re: Delivering a baby in Basel: our birth certificates should mention our parents nam

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Hi all, sorry if this issue has been discussed before here.

I am a non-EU citizen with B permit, and my wife is an EU citizen. She is pregnant and planning to deliver the baby in Basel. I have asked the Women hospital about the documents needed for that. One of those is that we should hand in our birth certificates which mention the names of our parents. The problem is, my birth certificate only mentions my mother's name. This happened because my parents did not have marriage certificate, such that only mother's name was allowed to be on the birth certificate. I could not get any documents from my country which state my father's name because he had passed away very long time ago. Any of you have had this problem? Why is my father's name needed by the hospital for delivering a baby? Any advise to solve this issue?
Thanks in advance.

Check with the standesamt but I suspect this will not be a problem as this sitution is not so uncommon... certainly in the UK or Germany is it possible to register a birth without the fathers name so this should be accepted. You will not be able to change your birth certifcate in any case.
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Yes I did ask my embassy, but apparently there is only a few people from my country living in Switzerland and most of them did not have this problem.
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You could also contact the Standesamt in Basel, they will be the experts for issuing certificates relating to births, the hospitals are their agent.

You should also ask for an international birth certificate for the baby, the details are in many languages and save you translation costs in future.
Thanks for the info, I will contact the Standesamt.
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https://www.ch.ch/en/birth/

The requirements in giving birth has changed since last year i think. A couple of friends (all non-EU) were required an authenticated birth certificates of parents issued by their country of origin duly authenticated by their country's department of foreign affairs.
Yes we need to provide birth certificates, and yes we have authenticated ones. But the problem is that mine does not mention my father's name which is required by the hospital.
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Check with the standesamt but I suspect this will not be a problem as this sitution is not so uncommon... certainly in the UK or Germany is it possible to register a birth without the fathers name so this should be accepted. You will not be able to change your birth certifcate in any case.
Thanks, I will contact the standesamt.
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Re: Delivering a baby in Basel: our birth certificates should mention our parents nam

Hi there,

I have a very similar situation/question, I hope some of you might have information/experience.

I was told in the hospital, where I'm planning to give birth, that we need to bring along our birth certificates - which are not older then 6 months - to register our baby.

It is quite impossible to get a fresh piece for my husband, as he comes from a non-EU country and it was quite a pain in the ass to get one, once we got married. So we both have birth certificates which were issued 2 years ago. I am hoping that they will accept those. We also registered our marriage in the city hall, where we live, so I hope they don't want to make a fuzz about the dates on our birth certificates...

Anyone had similar experience?

Thanks for sharing in advance!

Cheers,
Vixy
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Re: Delivering a baby in Basel: our birth certificates should mention our parents nam

I can only suggest you ask the hospital if they would accept a notarized copy of the birth certificates. That may be a way around it. Otherwise I wouldn't hold out much hope of your current ones being accepted. The Swiss seem to be quite strict on this 6 month thing.
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