Australian Permanent Mission and Consulate-General
Geneva, Switzerland
Address: Chemin des Fins 2, Case Postale 102, 1211 Geneva 19 - Telephone: 022 799 9100 - Fax: 022 799 9178

Legal Processes - Notarial Services

The Notarial Section is open from 09.00 - 17.00 Monday to Friday only.

To ensure a prompt and efficient service, please contact us (Tel: +41 (0) 022 799 9100) to arrange an appointment before you come to the office.

Please note that any documents to be provided for the Swiss authorities that are not in one of the three official languages of Switzerland (French, German or Italian) must be officially translated.

Consular officials at the Australian Consulate-General in Geneva are authorised to perform certain notarial acts, these include:

Please provide the following:

 - Your original documents (we strongly recommend that you forward documents by registered mail)
 - A stamped addressed envelope for the return of your documents
 - Proof of payment for the notarial service – please see below for payment method and current fees.

Please note that some services, such as signing mortgage documents or powers of attorney, may require a longer wait as specific staff are required for these acts and are not always available straight away.


Payment Method

Under the Consular Fees Act of 1955 a scale of fees apply to Passport and Notarial services.

Fees are subject to change on a monthly basis due to exchange rate movements between the Australian Dollar and Swiss Franc. Updated fees will be available on the website by 10am on the first working day of the month. New fees will apply for all notarial services provided at the Consulate-General from the first working day of the month.

Attending in person
If you are attending in person payment can be made by credit-card or cash at the time of you appointment. We accept Maestro, Visa and MasterCard.  

Lodging by mail
If lodging by mail, payment is to be made by bank transfer payable to:

Name: The Australian Consulate Official Account
Bank: UBS, case postale, 1211 Genève 2
Account number: 240-211813.00E
IBAN: CH67 0024 0240 2118 1300 E

If you have any questions concerning payment please contact us.

Fees for Notarial Services (November 2015)


Service Fee
Certificate of no Impediment for Marriage (CNI) – CHF 62.00
Witnessing Signature/ Legalisation of signature/ Misc services CHF 14.00
Apostille (single-page document) CHF 41.00
Apostille (multi-page document) WITH binding CHF 55.00
Authentication (single-page document) CHF 14.00
Authentication (multi-page document) WITH binding CHF 27.00
Certified Copies (per Document) CHF 21.00