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Before you can get married, you must meet a number of legal requirements and submit an application to your local civil register office.
To get married, you must meet the following legal requirements:
To apply to the civil register office to get married:
The register office will then examine your application and inform you in writing if the wedding can take place.
Before you can get married, you must submit an application to the civil register office of your or your partner’s place of residence.
The fee for a civil ceremony is between CHF 300 and CHF 400 all over Switzerland. There may be additional costs in the case of special requests, for example a Saturday ceremony or ceremony outside the register office venue.
You may also get married in a church, but only after the civil ceremony. For information, contact the church office of your place of residence.
You must inform the authorities, your employer, the tax authorities, your bank and insurance of your change of civil status. You must give your new civil status on new applications.
If you change your name when you get married, the information in some of your documents will need to be updated. Some of the documents that need changing are: