As set out in the Protocol Regulations for the Swiss Confederation, a diplomatic mission whose government intends to award a decoration or title to a Swiss citizen is requested to consult FDFA Protocol in advance via note verbale.
This must include the person’s first and last name, date of birth, current address and, if possible, profession.
In accordance with Article 21(4) of the Federal Personnel Act , staff with Swiss nationality may not accept titles or decorations awarded by foreign authorities. This also applies to members of the Federal Assembly and Federal Council, judges of the Federal Supreme Court, Federal Administrative Court and Federal Criminal Court, Swiss military personnel, and staff of the Federal Institutes of Technology.
Protocol Regulations for the Swiss Confederation
Article 21(4) of the Federal Personnel Act (de, fr, it)