Request authorization to obtain personal data

  1. Before you get started

    In order to obtain a research authorization, you are kindly asked to fill in the application form below and to submit it including all the necessary enclosures to the Office of Municipalities of the Canton of Zurich. If your research does not concern your own family, you will also need to provide a power of attorney issued by a member of the family concerned.

    Please make sure that your research concerns a Civil Registry Office of either the Canton of Zurich or the Canton of Schwyz.

  2. Prepare documents

    Before you submit your application, we recommend you prepare all the necessary documents in electronic form (e.g. PDF file). This may include:

    Advantages:

    • Power of attorney / Requests of third parties as well as copies of their identity documents
    • Prior authorizations
    • Confirmation of completion of genealogic courses
    • Compilation of current research results
    • Appropriate evidence to substantiate your application, etc.
  3. Submit application (chargeable)

    By submitting your application, you confirm to consent to the related costs.

    The authorization fee to obtain personal data from the Zurich civil status registers amounts to at least CHF 75 plus expenses in accordance with art. 1 of the Ordinance on Civil Status Fees. Any expenses incurring from the respective Civil Registry Office will be charged separately.
     

    Gesuchsteller(in)

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    +41 __ ___ __ __

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    Ich wurde adoptiert:

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    Angaben zum Gesuch

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    Info

    Bezug zu den gesuchten Personen

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    Upload von Vollmachten und Identitätsdokumenten

    Upload von Vollmachten und Identitätsdokumenten

    You can only upload 1 file at a time.

    Beschränkt sich Ihr Forschungsvorhaben auf verstorbene Personen?

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    Info

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    Kosten
    Ich akzeptiere die Kosten und beantrage eine Bewilligung für 24 Monate.

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    Info über die Kosten

    Beilagen
    Beilagen

    - Fotokopie des Passes oder der Identitätskarte (Vorder- und Rückseite) - Fotokopie des Ausweises über die Mitgliedschaft in einer genealogischen Fachvereinigung - Fotokopie der Bestätigung über den Besuch von genealogischen Fachkursen - Fotokopie eines allfälligen Auftrages oder einer allfälligen Vollmacht - Fotokopie der Bewilligung eines anderen Kantons - Frühere zürcherische oder schwyzerische Bewilligung - Zusammenstellung der bisherigen Forschungsergebnisse - Weitere sachdienliche Belege zur Begründung des Gesuches

    You can only upload 1 file at a time.

    Thank you very much.

    Vielen Dank für Ihr Gesuch! Wir werden uns mit Ihnen in Verbindung setzen.

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    Gemeindeamt

    Abteilung Zivilstandswesen

  4. Your next steps

    If your request is granted, you will receive an official authorization which you will have to present to the relevant Civil Registry Office.

Contact

Gemeindeamt – Abteilung Zivilstandswesen

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Wilhelmstrasse 10
8090 Zürich
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