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two foreigners want to divorce in Switzerland?

Hi there,

We, two non-swiss, got married in Zurich severals years ago.
Now we are out of Switzerland and can't go back without applying a visa,
and, we want to divorce.
We don't know German, so it's difficult to find out hints from searching the web.
I would very much appreciate it if you can tell me the procedures, or provide me a webpage/email address where I can address my questions.
Thanks a lot!
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Re: two foreigners want to divorce in Switzerland?

your location is Geneva but you say you're out of Switzerland?

Get divorced where you are. Ask the authorities what they need to process the divorce - do you have your marriage certificate?
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Re: two foreigners want to divorce in Switzerland?

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your location is Geneva but you say you're out of Switzerland?

Get divorced where you are. Ask the authorities what they need to process the divorce - do you have your marriage certificate?
I was in Geneva and forgot to change it....
I have the certificate, and an email address of the authority in Zurich is exactly what I am looking for...
Thanks anyway!
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Re: two foreigners want to divorce in Switzerland?

Which country are you in now? If there is a bilateral agreement then maybe you won't even need to deal with CH any more.

P.S- Any marriage or how to avoid divorce related free tips for me? Maybe I could learn something from your advice
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Re: two foreigners want to divorce in Switzerland?

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Which country are you in now? If there is a bilateral agreement then maybe you won't even need to deal with CH any more.

P.S- Any marriage or how to avoid divorce related free tips for me? Maybe I could learn something from your advice
Thanks! we are in US now.
Where can I find the contry list having the bilateral agreement with CH?
didn't get it by google...
And I guess US should have such an agreement with CH, then what I shall do?

I have no good advice for you, :-(,
I am still considering the possibility.
but my thought is that divorce is not end of the world, and maybe we are just not the right match...
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Re: two foreigners want to divorce in Switzerland?

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Thanks! we are in US now.
Where can I find the contry list having the bilateral agreement with CH?
didn't get it by google...
And I guess US should have such an agreement with CH, then what I shall do?

I have no good advice for you, :-(,
I am still considering the possibility.
but my thought is that divorce is not end of the world, and maybe we are just not the right match...
I am not sure but why not try phoning the local divorce place in US and see if they can throw some light? Maybe they will let oyu know if they recognize Swiss marriage?

Maybe phone the number at the bottom of this page for more info http://www.cagi.ch/en/Mariage.htm

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Re: two foreigners want to divorce in Switzerland?

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I am not sure but why not try phoning the local divorce place in US and see if they can throw some light? Maybe they will let oyu know if they recognize Swiss marriage?

Maybe phone the number at the bottom of this page for more info http://www.cagi.ch/en/Mariage.htm
Thanks for info!
We were married in Zurich although I moved to Geneva later on.
If you/anybody also know German, it would be great if you can check for me
in or around this page: http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/internet...scheidung.html
or somewhere else to see if there is an email address I can use...
Calling them is not prefered by me because of the time difference...

Thanks again!
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Re: two foreigners want to divorce in Switzerland?

http://geneva.angloinfo.com/countrie...d/marriage.asp

Divorce

In the event of divorce, a woman has to wait between six and twelve months before she may revert to her maiden name.

Under Swiss marriage law she has to wait 300 days before remarrying (this is not the case for men).
Registry Offices

* Basel
Zivilstandsamt, Rittergasse 11, 4051 Basel
Tel: +44 (0)61 267 95 90
Fax: +44 (0)61 267 67 49
* Bern
At: Zivilstandsamt Kreis Bern, Bümplizstrasse 97, 3018 Bern
Tel: +44 (0)31 387 38 38
Fax: +44 (0)31 387 38 39
* Geneva
At: Etat civil, 37, rue de la Mairie, 1207 Genève
Tel: 022 418 66 50
Fax: 022 418 66 51
* Lausanne
At: Etat civil, 8, rue Beau-Séjour, 1003 Lausanne
Tel: 021 315 29 82
* Lugano
At: Ufficio dello Stato Civile, Palazzo Civico, Piazza Riforma, 6900 Lugano
Tel: 091 800 70 33
* Lucerne
At: Zivilstandsamt, Obergrundstrasse 1, 6003 Luzern
Tel: 041 208 81 11
* Zurich
At: Zivilstandsamt Stadthaus, Stadthausquai 17, 8001 Zurich
Tel: 01 216 31 11
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Re: two foreigners want to divorce in Switzerland?

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Under Swiss marriage law she has to wait 300 days before remarrying (this is not the case for men).
Interesting....
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Re: two foreigners want to divorce in Switzerland?

why not take some time to ask in the US as to WHAT YOU NEED TO PROVIDE TO DIVORCE THERE?

YOU HAVE YOUR MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE.

As you do have the certificate, surely it should not be as hard as you're trying to make it?
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Re: two foreigners want to divorce in Switzerland?

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Thanks for info!
If you/anybody also know German, it would be great if you can check for me
in or around this page: http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/internet...scheidung.html
http://translate.google.com/translat...&hl=en&ie=UTF8
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Re: two foreigners want to divorce in Switzerland?

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Interesting....
Well we all know what women are like on the rebound, its for the best I am sure..
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