Australian Permanent Mission and Consulate-General
Geneva
Switzerland, Liechtenstein

Australian Consulate-General, Geneva: Births

REGISTRATION OF AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP BY DESCENT

Before you can apply for an Australian passport for your child, he/she must first obtain Australian citizenship. All applications for Australians living in Switzerland are processed through the Australian High Commission in London.

Information and application forms can be obtained from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.


 

Europe Service Centre

To ensure you have the quickest, most efficient service, we encourage you to use the information already available on our website www.border.gov.au. The vast majority of queries are addressed there and that is the most effective way for you to get the information you require.


Our website also contains a range of online tools that will help you find the information you need quickly and in line with your specified circumstances and needs. In some cases, you may be able to proceed directly to lodge an online application.


If after accessing our website you have further questions or require additional information, you may wish to contact the Europe Service Centre (ESC) for assistance. The ESC is a specialist, multi-lingual client contact centre based in London, which provides information about Australian visas and citizenship for clients located across Europe.


The easiest way to contact the ESC is to use our web based client enquiry form: http://www.border.gov.au/forms/europeWe aim to reply to web enquiries within 2 working days of receipt.

You may also contact the ESC by telephone on +44 207 420 3690

The ESC provides the following non-English language services from 09:00 – 12:00 UK time:

Croatian

Italian

Serbian

French

Polish

Spanish

German

Russian

 

 

English language services are available from 12:00 – 16:00 UK time.

What number should I call?

This is a list of numbers for the Europe Service Centre. The dialler options will be given in the language listed alongside the number:

 

Number

Language

+44 (0) 2074203690

English

+44 (0) 2074204832 / +44 (0) 2074204833

German

+44 (0) 2074204835

French

+44 (0) 2074203698

Italian

 

At times, due to high call volumes, you may find it difficult to get through to the ESC. In such cases, we encourage clients to access the information required on our website www.border.gov.au.