The Permanent Mission and Consulate-General want to provide a safe environment for both staff and visitors and we ask that everyone adhere to the advice of local authorities. In support of host government protocols in place in response to the SARS-Cov-2/COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Permanent Mission and Consulate-General in Geneva have decided to postpone all non-urgent passport and notarial appointments until 30 April 2020.
If you have a consular or passport emergency, please email the Consulate on Australian.email@example.com or call us on +41 22 799 91 00. If you require urgent consular assistance outside of business hours please contact +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas, or 1300 555 135 from within Australia.
Medical authorities have implemented certain safety measures to limit and control the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This includes limiting large social gatherings, not traveling, exercising good hygiene measures and limiting physical contact. We urge you to respect the advice from local authorities and the mitigating actions suggested to contain and reduce the spread of Covid-19. More information can be found on the website of the Federal Office of Public Health.
Australia’s travel and medical advice can be found on Smartraveller and on Australia’s Department of Health websites. For up-to-date advice on entering Australia, please visit the website of the Department of Home Affairs https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/news-media/current-alerts/novel-coronavirus.
Please note the Australian Consulate in Geneva can only assist if you are an Australian national or if the document is for use in Australia.
Notarial Officers can only witness Statutory Declarations for use in Australia NOT Switzerland.
Notarial services are offered in person, by appointment only, and by mail depending on the notarial service required.
PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR THE CORRECT NOTARIAL SERVICE
SEE LIST OF SERVICES PROVIDED BELOW - IF YOU SELECT THE WRONG SERVICE, WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO HELP AT YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME.
In person notarial services:
If the notarial service requires you to attend an interview, you can book an appointment by using our online booking system. We provide in person notarial services on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 09:30 – 11:30 and from 14:00 – 15:00.
Notarial services by mail:
If the notarial service does not require you to attend in person, you can send the original documents(s) to the Consulate-General by registered mail, enclosing a stamped addressed (registered mail) envelope for the return of the documents.
Please include a cover letter explaining the services required and please include a completed credit-card authorisation form.
We will return the documents within 48 hours.
Chemin des Fins 2
Case Postale 102
1211 Geneva 19
Below is a summary of what services we can provide. For more detailed information, please visit:
Affidavits (Affirmations and Oaths)
Apostilles and Authentications
Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage (CNI)
Notice of Intended Marriage
Selling or buying property in Australia