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What do I have to do in order to get a document certified?

You can get documents certified by sending them to us by post or by coming to the counter in our office. Here you will find out what you have to do and what additional information we may need from you.

There are some documents that we cannot directly certify. Here can you see which documents the State Chancellery can certify immediately and which must be provisionally certified by another authority beforehand:

Certification of documents: When is the State Chancellery the right place to go?

Written certification. What you have to do:

Step
1

We recommend that you write to us in order to obtain the certified documents. Put all the original documents that need to be certified in an envelope with a covering letter that tells us:

  • what country the documents are intended for
  • your contact details (address, email address and a telephone number)

Step
2

Send the original documents with your covering letter to the following address:

Staatskanzlei des Kantons Bern
Amt für Regierungsunterstützung und politische Rechte
Postgasse 68
Postfach
3000 Bern 8

Step
3

We will certify the documents and send them back to you. You will receive the documents back within a week.

Step
4

We will enclose our invoice with the certified documents.
Certification costs CHF 25.00 per document.

Certification at the counter. What you have to do:

If you have individual documents that need to be certified, you can get this done at the counter in our office:

State Chancellery of the Canton of Bern
Postgasse 68
3011 Bern

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday,
09.00 to 12.00
13.00 to 16.00

After a short wait, you can pay for the certified document and take it away. You can pay by credit card, TWINT or in cash. If you want to have several documents certified at the counter, you will have to wait longer. We recommend that if you need to have five or more documents certified, you should send them to us by post.

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