Australian Permanent Mission and Consulate-General
Geneva
Switzerland, Liechtenstein

Passport services

 

 

HOW TO COLLECT YOUR NEW PASSPORT
Passports can be collected from the conuslate without an appointment at the following times:
Monday - Friday
9:30 am  - 12 pm
2 pm - 4:30 pm

Passport Announcements

IMPORTANT - With effect from 1 July 2018 glasses will not be allowed in passport photographs.
16-17 year old applicants
As of 1 January 2016, child applicants aged 16 or 17 will be issued with a 10-year passport instead of the five-year passport previously issued to children under 18.  From 1 January 2016, collection of lost/stolen fees will cease and instead new validity rules will be applied in the granting of subsequent full validity passports. See the section below on Changes to Passport Applications for further information.
Interview options in Zurich
Consular staff seek to travel to Zurich quarterly to provide passport and notarial services.
Next visit: Late September/early October 2018 - information will be published on our website.
Frequent Traveller Passports are discontinued - apply for Replacement Passports instead from 1 January 2018
With the advent of SmartGate and electronic visas, there is a reduced need for the 64-page Frequent Traveller passport.
Using a 1-page renewal form, applicants may apply for a Replacement Passport - this will have the same expiry as your current passport and can be obtained if you have more than two years left on your current passport. You are of course always welcome to apply for a full, new 10-year passport and pay the full corresponding fee.
All Australians, including dual nationals should enter and leave Australia on an Australian passport -http://smartraveller.gov.au/guide/pages/dual-nationals.aspx

How to obtain an Australian Passport in Switzerland

  • The Passport section at the Australian Consulate-General in Geneva is open to the public Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
  • The Consulate-General is closed on the following public holidays
  • Please note that appointments in Geneva are normally booked out up to 2 weeks in advance
  • You should plan your travel accordingly and lodge your application early to ensure you receive your passport in good time
  • You do not need an appointment to collect your passport. You can come to collect it anytime during business hours 9:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:30 

 

Appointments

FEES FOR PASSPORT SERVICES

CREDIT CARD AUTHORISATION FORM

PASSPORT PHOTOGRAPH REQUIREMENTS AND LIST OF RECOMMENDED PHOTO STUDIOS IN SWITZERLAND

Applications for Australian passports must be lodged in person. Children under 16 years do not need to attend interviews. We will only see you in exceptional circumstances without an appointment.

Passport lodgement is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY - Appointments take place between 9.30-11.30 and 14.00-16.30

Please select the appointment type matching your application. To lodge 2 or more applications (family) at the same time, please select the appropriate number of appointment slots. 

PLEASE DO NOT FORGET TO BRING A STAMPED ADDRESSED ENVELOPE (CHF6.30) FOR THE RETURN OF YOUR NEW PASSPORT

Passport Application Types

Adult Renewal Passport
Last passport has not been lost/damaged
Last passport has not been expired for three years or longer
No changes being made  

 

Adult Passport
First adult passport 16/17 years old - see information above under passport announcements
First adult passport 18 and over
Registering changes to current passport
Last passport lost/damaged

 

Adult Passport - apply for a passport in a new name

 

Child Passport  (0-15 years of age)

 

Emergency Passport

 

Lost and Stolen Passports

*Privacy Policy

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) uses third-party software (Setmore) to manage the Consulate-General's appointments. Your personal information (including your name and contact details) will be collected by DFAT via Setmore to book your appointment and for related purposes.  By proceeding with this booking, you are consenting to the collection of this information by Setmore on DFAT's behalf for these purposes.  If this information is not collected, DFAT's ability to arrange your appointment will be limited.  Your personal information will be handled by Setmore in accordance with Setmore's Privacy Policy, and by DFAT in accordance with DFAT's Privacy Policy.

General Information

For information on topics not featured on this site, please visit http://www.passports.gov.au