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Good afternoon

I have been living in Switzerland for a number of years and recently went back home to get married. I will take my husbands surname and I am going to start the long and tedious process of changing my name everywhere.

I understand that to change my name at the Gemeinde, I need to have a new passport issued in my married name. Unfortunately I have flights booked in September and October under my maiden name, so kick starting that process will have to wait until the end of October.

Do you think it would be wise to go to the Gemeinde to register our marriage now? Or wait and register the marriage in November and process along with the name change?

As we'll have to do a joint tax return this year, I'm thinking it would be wiser to let the authorities know now.

Any advice or personal experiences you have are most welcome.
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