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

Australian Permanent Mission and Consulate-General

Geneva, Switzerland

 

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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.
 

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Consular and Passport Information

Information for Australian Citizens, Citizenship, Birth Registrations, Travel Advice, Visas to Australia or Papua New Guinea, may be found in the Australian Consulate-General (Services for Australians) section.

Passport fees increased on 1 January 2013. Read more about the new fees.

Honorary Consul - Mr Alexander Kaiser is Australia's Honorary Consul in Zurich - details of his availability can be found here.
 

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 Internships

The Australian Permanent Mission to the United Nations offers the opportunity for Australians to undertake voluntary internships on a self-funded basis.

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Recent Statements

Human Rights Council - 27th Session

Statement after action on resolutions and decisions by Ms Emily Hill, 26 September 2014

Statement introducing Australia's resolution on National Human Rights Institutions by HE Mr John Quinn, Permanent Representative, 25 September 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on Central African Republic by Ms Ruth Stone, 25 September 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on Somalia by Ms Ruth Stone, 25 September 2014

Statement in the panel discussion on South Sudan by Mr Darren Peterson, 24 September 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on Cambodia by Ms Emily Hill, 24 September 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on Sudan by Ms Lauren Stasinowsky, 24 September 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue on the High Commissioner’s report on Ukraine by HE Mr John Quinn, Permanent Representative, 23 September 2014

Statement in the panel discussion on accelerating global efforts to end violence against children, 23 September 2014 (not delivered due to time constraints)

Statement in the Item 8 General Debate by Ms Emily Hill, 22 September 2014

Statement in the panel discussion on the role of prevention in the promotion and protection of human rights by HE Mr John Quinn, Permanent Representative, 18 September 2014

Joint statement in the panel discussion on the role of prevention in the promotion and protection of human rights by HE Mr John Quinn, Permanent Representative, 18 September 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue with Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous People by Ms Ruth Stone, 17 September 2014

Statement in the half-day discussion on the rights of Indigenous peoples by Ms Ruth Stone, 17 September 2014

Statement in the Item 4 General Debate by HE Mr John Quinn, Permanent Representative, 16 September 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue with the Commission of Inquiry on Syria by HE Mr John Quinn, Permanent Representative, 16 September 2014

Statement in the annual discussion on the integration of a gender perspective by HE Mr John Quinn, Permanent Representative, 15 September 2014

Joint statement on indigenous and kinship family systems in the panel discussion on protection of the family and its members by HE Mr John Quinn, Permanent Representative, 15 September 2014

Statement in the interactive dialogue with the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances by Ms Emily Hill, 12 September 2014

Statement in the panel discussion on the right to privacy by Ms Ruth Stone, 12 September 2014

Statement in the clustered interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence and Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, its causes and consequences by Ms Heather Ng, 10 September 2014

Statement in the clustered interactive dialogue with the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons and the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, its causes and consequences by Ms Emily Hill, 9 September 2014

Statement in the general debate following the update by the High Commissioner for Human Rights by HE Mr John Quinn, Permanent Representative, 8 September 2014
 

Human Rights Council Special Session on human rights violations by ISIL in Iraq

Statement by Ms Ruth Stone, Chargé d'Affaires, 1 September 2014

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Travel Advice 

All Australians travelling overseas, whatever the reasons and however long you'll be away, are encouraged to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade before travel. You can register on-line or in person at any Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate. The information you provide will help us to contact you in an emergency - whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or a family issue. It may also be used to pass other information to you such as updated Travel Advice and notice of elections.

Information about risks overseas is contained in the Department's travel advisories. These and other travel tips to help you better prepare for your overseas trip can be found at smartraveller.gov.au You can also subscribe to automatically receive email updates each time we change our travel advisories.

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