Australian Permanent Mission and Consulate-General
Switzerland, Liechtenstein

Passport services

Urgent Travel

If you have urgent travel arrangements and are unable to make an appointment please e-mail or call our office for assistance:
Tel: +41 (0)22 799 91 00 

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 am - 12 pm and from 2 pm - 5 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.


Appointments for passport interviews  in Zurich - Outreach 

There are currently no outreach events scheduled. As soon as an event is scheduled it will  be advertised on this website.

Emails requesting information on potential upcoming dates will not be answered.


Book an Appointment

Please select the appointment type matching your application. To lodge two applications at the same time, select 2 Passport applications or for three applications, select 3 Passport applications. Please contact us in advance if you are applying for more than three passports at the same time. Take care to make correct selection as this may affect our ability to complete your application during the appointed time. 

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

  • Glasses
    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. 
  • 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 -

Passport Application Types

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.

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