Wedding ceremony

The wedding ceremony is public and takes place in the presence of two adult and competent witnesses.
If the bride and groom answer YES to the question of whether they want to enter into marriage, the marriage is declared valid by mutual consent.
If you do not get married in the registry office of the community you live in, you need to present the registry office of your choice with the marriage authorisation (available from the registry office of the community you live in).
You will find a detailed brochure on binational marriage on the homepage of the Swiss Federal Commission for Foreigners on

If you have problems or questions in connection with a marriage ceremony, please contact the Swiss Federal Commercial Registry Office, the cantonal authorities or one of the call centres for binational couples.