Australian Permanent Mission and Consulate-General
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



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 encourage all Australians to register their overseas travel on Smartraveller, even if you are a long-term resident. It takes a few minutes to set up a profile, but once you are set up, you can add and amend your travel dates as you go.
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 Suzanne Stein, PSM.


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 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


 Travel Information for Australians

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

We encourage the use of this online registration service by Australians planning to reside overseas for extended periods, and those travelling to locations where there are security risks.  

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has issued its first State of Play Report providing a great level of detail on consular statistics, particular case types and trends in the consular case load.


On-line registration for Australians overseas

All Australians travelling overseas for tourism and business, for short or long stays are encouraged to register online with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.  


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