Australian Permanent Mission and Consulate-General
Geneva
Switzerland, Liechtenstein

 

COVID-19: Returning to Australia

As at 9pm AEDT, Friday 20 March 2020, Australia is closing its borders to all non-citizens and non-residents. Exceptions are only for Australian citizens, permanent residents and their immediate family, including spouses, legal guardians and dependants.

If you are scheduled to return to Australia in the coming days and weeks, please confirm your itinerary and onward travel plans with your airline or travel agent as your flight could be diverted to another city or cancelled.

When you arrive back in Australia, you must undertake 14 days’ quarantine at designated facilities in your first port of arrival.  The quarantine requirements are managed and enforced by state and territory governments with Australian Government support. To find out more about quarantine and testing requirements, contact your state or territory government health department.

The situation is changing, often at short notice and measures vary from state to state, but may include caps on the number of international arrivals and the requirement to contribute to the cost of quarantine.

For up to date information please consult Smartraveller and follow us on social media.

www.geneva.mission.gov.au

            

 
 

 

COVID-19: Passport and Notarial Appointments

The Australian Consulate-General in Geneva is again able to provide passport and notarial services. Appointments are currently only available in Geneva. Public access is limited and by appointment only to ensure social distancing. 

Specific requirements are in place for all visitors to the Australian Permanent Mission and Consulate-General in Geneva:

  1. You must have an appointment to visit our offices.
  2. Arrive at the appointment time.  Security arrangements do not allow you to enter the building prior to your appointment time. 
  3. Do not bring children, friends or family members to your appointment, except for children over 16 to apply for their passport.  If you are applying for a child passport, both parents are welcome to attend (no public waiting area).
  4. All visitors must bring and wear a mask at all times.  We will ask you to remove your mask briefly to confirm your identity.
  5. All visitors must use hand sanitiser available on site upon arrival at the Consulate.
  6. If you are feeling unwell and exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms please cancel and rebook your appointment.
  7. Payment is by card only - We accept Visa, MasterCard and Maestro/EC cards. We do not accept Post Finance, Dinners and American Express.

 

Emergency Assistance

If you require urgent consular assistance, please call the Australian Consulate in Geneva on +41 22 799 91 00 or the 24 hour Consular Emergency Centre in Canberra on:
 

1300 555 135 (within Australia)
+61 2 6261 3305 (from overseas)
SMS to +61 421 269 080
use our online contact form

 

Visas immigration, customs and citizenship

The Australian Permanent Mission and Consulate-General in Geneva is unable to provide information on visas, immigration, customs and citizenship and has has no visa function. For up-to-date advice on these issues and entering Australia, please visit the website of the Department of Home Affairs.

If you have additional questions, you can contact the Department of Home Affairs helpdesk by calling the Department's Global Service Centre on +61 2 61 96 01 96 on weekdays between 09:00 - 17:00 (Swiss time).

 

Australian Consulate-General

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.

Contact Details
Ph. +41 (0) 22 799 9100
Fax. +41 (0) 22 799 9178
Email. australian.consulate-geneva@dfat.gov.au

 

Australian Permanent Mission to the World Trade Organisation

Information about the work of the Australian Permanent Mission to the World Trade Organization can be found here.

Contact Details
Ph. +41 (0) 22 799 9100
Fax. +41 (0) 22 799 9189
Email. wto.geneva@dfat.gov.au

The Australian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization is Ms Frances Lisson.

 

Australian Permanent Mission to the Office of the United Nations and Conference on Disarmament

Information about the work of the Australian Permanent Mission to the Office of the United Nations can be found here.

Information about the work of the Disarmament Delegation can be found here.

Contact Details 
Ph. +41 (0) 22 799 9100
Fax. +41 (0) 22 799 9175
Email. un.geneva@dfat.gov.au
Twitter

The Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and to the Conference on Disarmament is Ms Sally Mansfield.