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Swiss citizens without date of birth now born January 1st

National News // By Tay Kinnear // Dec. 4, 2018

A change in the law will allow those people who don’t know their exact date of birth to be listed as the 1st January.

Pixabay Swiss citizens without date of birth now born January 1st

It’s thought there are about 800 Swiss citizens who can’t verify their date of birth. It’s been the practice so far to list the date as zeros. So, zero date of zero month with an estimated year.

But this means they have problems traveling and buying airline tickets – as well as many other day to day activities.

From  next year, they will be able to put the 1st January on forms – and they can change their passports and ID cards to reflect the new date.

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