Australian Permanent Mission and Consulate-General
Switzerland, Liechtenstein

Services for Australians Overseas

Australian Consulate-General

Australian citizens requiring consular assistance can contact the Australian Consulate-General in Geneva:

Australian Consulate-General
Case Postale 102
Chemin des Fins 2
1211 Geneva 19

Ph.   +41 (0) 22 799 91 00
Fax. +41 (0) 22 799 91 78

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 9.00 to 17.00

Passport application interviews: Monday - Friday 09:30 - 11:30 and 14:00 - 16:00 

Notarial services: Wednesday 09:30 - 11:30 and 14:00 - 16:00

Passports application interviews and notarial services at the Consulate-General are offered by appointment only. Please call for an appointment between 9.00 am to 12.00 pm.

Emergency out of hours contact details

For emergencies out of office hours please call +41 (0) 22 799 91 00 – the recorded message will give instructions on connecting to the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on a toll-free number.

Honorary Consul Zurich

Dr. Ueli Sommer

Passport Interviews: Wednesdays afternoons (by appointment only)
To make a passport appointment with the Honorary Consul, please contact the Australian Consulate-General in Geneva on +41 22 799 91 00. Please note that the Honorary Consul cannot provide the same range of consular services provided by the Consulate-General in Geneva.


Consular Privacy Collection Statement

Personal information provided to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is protected by law, including the Privacy Act 1988. We may collect, use and disclose your personal information, including to overseas recipients where we reasonably believe it is necessary, to provide you with consular assistance. Important information about the privacy of your personal information is contained in our Consular Privacy Collection Statement, which you should read and understand. Copies of the Statement are available at or by requesting a copy from the Department.


What we can and cannot do

 Further information on what we can and can not do for Australians overseas can be found here


 Travel Information for Australians

Get the latest travel advisories and other traveller hints from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

We encourage the use of this online registration service by Australians planning to reside overseas for extended periods, and those travelling to locations where there are security risks.  

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has issued its first State of Play Report providing a great level of detail on consular statistics, particular case types and trends in the consular case load.



On-line registration for Australians overseas

All Australians travelling overseas for tourism and business, for short or long stays are encouraged to register online with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.  


Visas and Immigration to Australia

How to apply for an Australian visa.

Living in Switzerland

The Australian Consulate General in Geneva provides the following services:

Australian Citizenship / Registration of Births

Marriage of Australian Citizens in Switzerland

Certificate of no Impediment (CNI) Application Form 

Marriage in Australia

Legal Processes – Notarial Services (including fees)

Information on benefits, payments and services for former residents 

Services for Anzac Day and Remembrance Day

Elections (enrolment and information for overseas voters)

National Police Checks

International Driving Permits

Taxation issues

Returning to Australia