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Getting a document certified

You can get documents certified by sending them to us by post or by coming to the counter in our office. We recommend that you send the documents to us by post.

Which documents does the State Chancellery certify?

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:

  • Which documents does the State Chancellery certify?

Sending a document by post for certification

Complete the form and print it out. Then send it with the original documents by post to the State Chancellery.


Put all the original documents that need to be certified together in one envelope. 


Complete the form and print it out.


Sign the form.


Send the original documents together with the form to the following address:

Staatskanzlei des Kantons Bern
Beglaubigung von Dokumenten
Postgasse 68
3000 Bern 8


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


Pay the invoice that you receive with the certified documents.

Getting a document certified at the counter

If you only want to get one or two documents 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
  • 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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