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We are both English and live here in Zurich. We plan to marry this Friday in the UK. Does anyone know execatly what I need to do in Switz to register the marriage?


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Hi,

We are both English and live here in Zurich. We plan to marry this Friday in the UK. Does anyone know execatly what I need to do in Switz to register the marriage?


Exactly even!

Cheers

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Hi Guys,

As I know, you dont need to register your marriege in Switzerland, that only apply for a UK-CH or CH-UK but not for UK-UK

Here the rules in Switzerland for marriege is not the same to others countrys...!
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Re: Registering Marriage

AFAIK, you need to inform your parish ( Gemeinde ) of your change in marital circumstances by giving a copy of the marriage certificate ( as well as handing over the original for verification ).
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AFAIK, you need to inform your parish ( Gemeinde ) of your change in marital circumstances by giving a copy of the marriage certificate ( as well as handing over the original for verification ).
that is not true, only apply for a people who/ whom is / are married with a CH citizen, others dont have to inform them, just when you try you get you resident permit and in the forms you have to declare but is " Not go ", You are from UK and you get married a UK citizen, so, that even for a taxes, dont care. I dont know from where jrspet got these info.
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Re: Registering Marriage

As with most things it is probably best to check with your local Gemeinde. I got married to a swiss citizen in the UK so there were a few hoops to jump through but in your case things will hopefully be straightforward - but it will not hurt to be prepared (ie you might need to show them an original cert).

Congratulations for Friday by the way.
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You are from UK and you get married a UK citizen, so, that even for a taxes, dont care.
Of course they care, tax rates are different for married and single people, Swiss or not!

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Re: Registering Marriage

You could get married here again!
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Re: Registering Marriage

Hi and Congratulations

My partner who is Danish and I (UK citizen) married last week in Denmark, the thing you might want to do, which we did was obtain an international Marriage Certificate, which we have in French, German, Italian and Spanish. Our case was a little different as I have only now moved here and registered for a permit, but they did change my partners B permit so that it now showed he was married, only took around an hour (including getting my permit) in the local offices so it might be worth you popping by to make sure as people say above. Hope that helps.

Hope you have a wonderful day.
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Thanks everyone! I am now happily married and back in Zurich. I'm still not quite sure which way to go, so will pop to my local germeinde and check.

Happy belated new year and thanks again for your help!
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Re: Registering Marriage

Honestly, because it affects your tax status, you take the marriage certificate down to the office and they will either copy it or take it off your hands.
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Re: Registering Marriage

I had to go to the cantonal administration to announce our marriage, but this was in Vaud, so perhaps it's different on the other side of the Rösti-Graben? But your local community can surely tell you where to go and what to do.
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Proof of married status

Hi Everyone,

This is my first post on this forum and I think this is the best thread for it. It's not an actual reply to the original question but another question on proving married status in Switzerland so that it's considered for tax and other reasons.

My wife and I are expecting to move to Zurich in the next couple of months as I'm taking up a job there with a well-known SMC employer. We are both EU citizens (my wife is Hungarian and I'm British and Hungarian double-citizen). We got married in Mauritius and have a Mauritian wedding certificate which is in English & French. In the UK (where we have lived for the last 7 years) we did not have to register our overseas marriage since the Mauritian wedding certificate is valid on its own.

Question - do you think we will have any difficulties using our original Mauritian wedding certificate as a proof of our marriage in Switzerland?

Many thanks
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Question - do you think we will have any difficulties using our original Mauritian wedding certificate as a proof of our marriage in Switzerland?

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They accept any wedding certificate, however it must have an 'appostille' stamp. This is usually an additional stamp or sticker at the back, which certifies that the document is genuine up to international standards. With the appostille stamp the Swiss will always accept it. The Swiss most probably insist you get this stamp. Check if yours have it.

Just google " Mauritius appostille " to get started.

It seems getting the appostille stamp it a free service if you are in Mauritius. The Mauritius embassy where you live might be able to do it, or otherwise send it to Mauritius for you. Or, you will have to send the document by post to the Mauritius appostille people. Or to a friend/relative there if you know anyone. Some local Mauritius lawyers/notaries may offer to do it for you (essentially receive it, take it to the authorities and send it back) for a fee.

Easier alternative may be to get some official documentation from the UK where you live now that you are married, as you have registered the wedding there. I dont know what would that be. (Eg here the town hall gives certificates of residency that contain marriage status). You probably need to have these UK documents appostilled too, but much easier to do for UK documents in the UK.
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Re: Proof of married status

Thanks for the swift response slingb, much appreciated. Luckily we did get the appostille stamp at the time of our marriage from the Mauritian Prime Minister's office so it should be fine.
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Re: Registering Marriage

I have a question for bnbllck - please help!

If you are living abroad, can you still get married in England? I have been told that I need a recent council tax bill and a utilities bill in order to register to be able to get married - to prove that you have been living in England up until the wedding. What did you do?

Your help would be much appreciated - I have just come across this and can't believe it!
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