Registering Births, Deaths, Marriages, etc.
Changes in marital status, name changes, the birth of children and the death of Swiss citizens must be notified to the Embassy of Switzerland in Wellington, which in turn will forward the information to the relevant authorities in Switzerland. Failure to provide accurate and updated documentation may cause delays in the issuing of new Swiss identity documents and in other services from the Embassy. Cook Islands authorities do not inform the Embassy of Switzerland of the birth, death or marriage of a Swiss citizen.
If you reside or intend to reside in the Cook Islands for one year or more and you are not yet registered with the Embassy, please refer to the page Registration first. To register births, deaths, marriages, etc. with the Embassy, you need to be registered first.
For a step-by-step guide, including which documents to submit, please click on one of the options below: