Australia in Switzerland
Bern and Geneva
Switzerland, Liechtenstein

Notarial Services

Notarial Services

The Australian Consulate-General in Geneva can provide some notarial services. We recommend visiting the Smartraveller website and reading the below for detailed information on the notarial services we can provide:

Notarial Services by Mail

The following notarial services can be requested by mail. All other notarial services must be in person at an appointment:

  • Certified copies of original documents
  • Apostille (Authentication) of hard copy original documents only. If your documents are digital/electronic, then you must come in person (see Legalisation below).

How to send by mail – Print, read and complete the Notarial Services Request and Payment Form

Notarial Services by Appointment

All notarial appointments are held in Geneva only (not Bern) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The current waiting time for an appointment is 1-2 weeks - please advise us if your request is urgent.

Appointments can only be made by sending an email to: [email protected]

Please provide the following in your email:

  1. Title your email with: “Last name”, “First Name” – Notarial Appointment
  2. Your full name, contact phone number and email address
  3. The full name of anyone else require the same service
  4. Preferred 'day' (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday) and ‘time’ (morning/afternoon preference)
  5. Where you will be coming from
  6. Specific details of the notarial service you require – Full instructions from the requesting authority must be provided before an appointment can be scheduled - please attach these details to your appointment request email.

Notarial Fees

Notarial service fees and payment methods can be found at: Notarial Fees

Notarial Services we provide 

Notarial Services Disclaimer

Please ensure that documents relating to the notarial services you require from the Australian Consulate, are presented in the correct form and that you provide the correct instructions for the notarial service you require. If you are unsure of the legislative requirements relating to the notarial service you require, you should seek independent legal advice. Please note that neither the Australian Government nor the Australian Consulate in Geneva, Switzerland guarantees the legal effectiveness of the notarised document or the accuracy of its content.  

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