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Expecting a child or new parents? All you need to know about registering a new-born at the civil register office, taking out health insurance for your child, choosing a surname, establishing who has parental authority if you are not married or applying for family allowance.
Am I eligible for family allowance? How can I apply for it?
Which assisted reproduction treatments are permitted in Switzerland? Who should we contact if we are having difficulty conceiving a child?
Who do I have to notify? When?
What should I do if my child is born abroad? Where should I register the birth?
Where can I get one?
Who has parental authority if we are not married? New provisions in the Civil Code.
What does my health insurance cover during pregnancy? Is the birth itself also covered?