Australian Permanent Mission and Consulate-General
Geneva
Switzerland, Liechtenstein

Services for Australians Overseas

Australian Consulate-General

Australian citizens requiring consular assistance can contact the Australian Consulate-General in Geneva:

Australian Consulate-General
Case Postale 102
Chemin des Fins 2
1211 Geneva 19

Ph.   +41 (0) 22 799 91 00
Fax. +41 (0) 22 799 91 78
E-mail. Australian.consulate-geneva@dfat.gov.au

 

CONSULAR ASSISTANCE

Consular staff can assist Australians overseas in accordance with the Australian Consular Service Charter.
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade maintains a 24/7 Consular Emergency Centre, so you can always contact a consular officer if you are in urgent need of assistance.
We also encourage you to take out appropriate travel insurance and read the Travel Advisories for information about your country of destination.
You should take personal responsibility for your travel choices, your safety, finances and behaviour overseas, including obeying the laws of the country you are visiting.

 

 

Information about passport and/or consular services for Australians can be found here:

Consular Services

Passport Services

Notarial Services

The Consul-General for Switzerland and Liechtenstein is Ms Natalie Grant.

 

Consular Privacy Collection Statement

Personal information provided to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is protected by law, including the Privacy Act 1988. We may collect, use and disclose your personal information, including to overseas recipients where we reasonably believe it is necessary, to provide you with consular assistance. Important information about the privacy of your personal information is contained in our Consular Privacy Collection Statement, which you should read and understand. Copies of the Statement are available at http://www.dfat.gov.au/dept/consular/privacy.html or by requesting a copy from the Department.

 

What we can and cannot do

 Further information on what we can and can not do for Australians overseas can be found here http://smartraveller.gov.au/services/consular-services-charter.html

 

 Smartraveller

Get the latest travel advisories and other traveller hints from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Important changes to Smartraveller are coming. Our new Smartraveller website will be launched in November 2019. It will include a simpler system for getting travel advice updates and a new approach to registration.

Travellers have told us what they want most from Smartraveller is timely travel advice.  We’ve listened, and we’re working on a subscription service that will deliver the latest updates to your inbox and SMS critical alerts in a crisis.

As part of the update we no longer ask Australians to register their travel before departure.  

From November, Smartraveller’s registration system will activate only when there’s a crisis overseas.  

The service we provide to Australians in difficulty overseas is not changing. 

You’re still welcome to register your travel with Smartraveller until November.  

As always, we encourage Australians overseas to stay in touch with friends and family and let them know you’re safe.

If you need immediate assistance, you can call the Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas or 1300 555 135 from within Australia.

For more information on the changes, visit Smartraveller.gov.au/changes

 

 

Living in Switzerland

The Australian Consulate General in Geneva provides the following services:

Marriage of Australian Citizens in Switzerland

Certificate of no Impediment (CNI) Application Form 

Marriage in Australia

Information on benefits, payments and services for former residents 

Services for Anzac Day and Remembrance Day

Elections (enrolment and information for overseas voters)

National Police Checks

International Driving Permits

Taxation issues

Returning to Australia