Plain language: the birth certificate has made available several documents in plain language. Plain language consists in short sentences, simple words, explanations and pictures.

The objective is to facilitate the comprehension of our information pages and procedures for a maximum of persons. will guide the internet user step by step through the application for a birth certificate. This measure is aimed at providing simple answers to all the questions on the subject, such as:

  • What is a birth certificate?
  • Who can request a birth certificate?
  • What information is on the birth certificate?

This information page is currently available in German only.

The staff at has worked on the documents in plain language together with Klaro, the official office for plain language. Klaro is a service managed by the Association pour personnes en situation de handicap (APEMH - association for persons with disabilities).

Consult our information page on the birth certificate in plain language on

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