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

The Christmas and New Year holiday period is fast approaching!


You should normally allow up to three weeks to receive a new passport. Passport office and agency closures over the Christmas and New Year period mean that passport applications lodged after 26 November 2014 will take longer than usual to be processed.

If you cannot wait for three weeks to receive a new passport, you should consider using the Priority Processing Service. This guarantees that an eligible applicant’s new passport will be ready for despatch or collection within two working days of the Passport Office receiving all the information needed. The Priority Processing Service entails an additional fee.

Please Note:

Children’s passport applications without full consent can take longer than three weeks to process, and may not be eligible for the Priority Processing Service.
Some countries require your passport to be valid for a minimum period, for example six months, before they will grant entry. You need to enquire if this is the case for any country you plan to visit or transit.

If you have a query, please telephone the Australian Consulate-General on +41 (0)22 799 91 00, or email us at

The Australian Consulate-General in Geneva will be closed for the following times over the Christmas and New Year period


Christmas and New Year Closures
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 OPEN
Thursday, 25 December 2014 CLOSED
Friday, 26 December 2014 CLOSED
Saturday, 27 December 2014 CLOSED
Sunday, 28 December 2014 CLOSED
Monday, 29 December 2014 CLOSED
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 CLOSED
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 CLOSED
Thursday, 1 January 2015 CLOSED
Friday, 2 January 2015 CLOSED
Saturday, 3 January 2015 CLOSED
Sunday, 4 January 2015 CLOSED
Monday, 5 January 2015 OPEN

Out of Hours (emergencies only)

For emergencies out of office hours please call +41 (0) 22 799 9100 – the recorded message will give instructions on connecting to the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on a toll-free number.

How to obtain an Australian Passport in Switzerland

The Passports Office at the Australian Consulate-General in Geneva is open from Monday to Friday, from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
To make an appointment please call the passport office on 022 799 9100 between 9.00 am and 12 pm Monday – Friday.

Please carefully review all of the information provided below BEFORE contacting the Passports Office at the Consulate-General.


 The suggested procedure for preparing your application is as follows:

1. Find out what type of form that you need to use

2. Read the instruction sheet for:

PC7 Renewal Form Instruction Sheet

PC8 Application Form Instruction Sheet

3. Read the instruction sheet for photograph criteria

4. Read the notes for completing an Australian Passport application online

5. Access the online forms and complete the correct application form:

PC8 Application Form

Approved guarantor list for PC8 applications

PC7 Renewal Application

6. Print the completed application form

7. Check if you are required to attend an interview appointment. Many applicants are able to post their applications to the Passports Office.

8. Read the checklist for your form to ensure that you are supplying all the necessary items with your application and that you are submitting it correctly (via mail or in person):

PC8 Application Form (Adult)

PC8 Application Form (Children)

PC7 Renewal Form

Ensure that you pay the appropriate fee, which can change on a monthly basis.

Extra information to help you prepare your passport application for lodgment in Switzerland:

Guidance regarding Name Changes 

Reporting a Lost or Stolen Passport 

Processing Times and Urgent Applications

Passport Application Fees

Acceptable Guarantors list (applicable to PC8 forms only)

Citizenship for children of Australian citizens born in Switzerland or elsewhere overseas

Applicants born in Australia after 20 August 1986 have special requirements


If you have any further questions you should refer your enquiry to the Australian Consulate-General, Geneva on 022 799 91 00.