Those wishing to register their marriage, most likely, will no longer have to wait ten days, as prescribed by the current Swiss law, before they are officially “married”. The Federal Council today proposed removing this waiting period. At the same time, the federal government considered it necessary to have two witnesses from the bride and groom at the conclusion of such a quick marriage.
Currently, those intending to register a marriage must submit an application to the registry office. There they are checked to ensure that the legal conditions are met and that there is goodwill for marriage, the absence of which may invalidate the marriage in the future (fictitious marriage, forced marriage). After that, the registry office contacts the newlyweds and informs in writing that the marriage can be concluded. In this case, a marriage can be concluded no earlier than ten days and no later than three months after such notification.
Now the bureaucratic obstacle in the form of "time to think" and the opportunity to refuse to marry in the future will sink into oblivion. Since, as time shows, this is not at all necessary for those wishing to register a marriage, but is an unnecessary obstacle.
After approval for marriage is received and all checks are completed, the newlyweds can immediately marry. However, if they want to register a marriage on a specific date, they will be given such an opportunity, but no later than three months from the date of submission of the relevant applications.
Registration In Switzerland, they can simplify the procedure for registering a marriage for the first time Swiss Days appeared.