Australian Permanent Mission and Consulate-General
Geneva
Switzerland, Liechtenstein

Notarial Services in Switzerland

COVID-19: 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:

  • You must have an appointment to visit our offices.
  • If you have a fever, cough or any COVID-19 symptoms, please reschedule your appointment.  Please do not attend our offices if you are ill or if you have had recent exposure to someone who is ill.
  • Please arrive as close to your appointment time as possible.  Security arrangements do not allow you to enter the building prior to your appointment time (no public waiting area). 
  • Only the person(s) renewing their passport or requiring the notarial service will be allowed to enter (no public waiting area).
  • Please do not bring friends or family members to your appointment.  If you are applying for a child passport, both parents are welcome to attend. 
  • You must bring and wear a mask.  We will ask you to remove your mask briefly to confirm your identity.
  • You may be asked to wash or sanitise your hands before commencing your interview.
  • Payment is by card only - We accept Visa, MasterCard and Maestro/EC cards. We do not accept Post Finance, Dinners and American Express.

 

Notarial Services

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 guarantees the legal effectiveness of the notarised document or the accuracy of its content. Fees paid for notarial services are non-refundable.

 

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. 

Fees for Notarial Services

Credit Card Authorisation Form 

 

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.

Postal Address:
Australian Consulate-General
Chemin des Fins 2
Case Postale 102
1211 Geneva 19

DIRECTIONS AND MAP

Below is a summary of what services we can provide. For more detailed information, please visit:
http://smartraveller.gov.au/services/legalising-documents-overseas.html

Affidavits (Affirmations and Oaths) 
Apostilles and Authentications
Certified Copies

Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage (CNI)
Driver’s Licence
Notice of Intended Marriage
Selling or buying property in Australia
Statutory Declarations
Witnessing Signatures

*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.