Mathis Kern, born 1974, took office as Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany for the cantons of Geneva, Vaud and Valais on 21 December 2020. Born as a German citizen in Geneva, he is a self-employed attorney-at-law specialising in international arbitration, the law of the international civil service and construction law. Aside from… Continue reading New Honorary Consul
Application for passport/identity card – special rule for children shortly before their 6th birthday
Until further notice, applications for passports or identity cards of children under 6 cannot be accepted during the 14 days preceding their 6th birthday. Please book an appointment after the child’s 6th birthday to allow for the registration of the child’s fingerprints.
Registration in Germany of a birth abroad
If you are a German citizen born abroad after 31.12.1999, please take note of the following: For children born abroad and whose German parent(s) was/were also born abroad after 31.12.1999, a registration of the birth in Germany must be requested within a year after childbirth in order for the child to acquire German citizenship, if… Continue reading Registration in Germany of a birth abroad