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Normal processing time is 2 working days in Geneva, followed by 10 working days in Canberra from the time your application is received, provided that all the required documentation and suitable photographs are submitted with the application.
The Passports Office in Geneva cannot process full validity passports in less than 10 days. Emergency Passports with a limited validity may be available to applicants who satisfy certain requirements and show a genuine need for the passport to be issued. This service attracts an additional Priority Processing Fee. Further enquiries about Emergency Passports should be made by calling the Passports Office in Geneva on 022 799 9156.
Fees and Payment
Under the Consular Fees Act of 1955 a scale of fees apply to Passport and Notarial services.
Fees are subject to change on a monthly basis due to exchange rate movements between the Australian Dollar and Swiss Franc. Updated fees will be available on the website by 10am on the first working day of the month. New fees will apply for all applications received at the Consulate-General from the first working day of the month.
Please note, if your payment is transferred towards the end of the month and your application is not received at the Consulate-General until the following month, you will be either refunded the difference if there is a reduction in fees or required to pay the additional amount if there has been a fee increase.
If you are attending an appointment in person, please note that fees are payable in cash at the time of appointment.
There are no credit card facilities.
Fees are subject to change on a monthly basis. Payment must be made in Swiss Francs only.
|Emergency Passports (Limited Validity)|
|Priority Processing Fee
The guaranteed service of two working days (48 hours) is dependent on passport staff receiving all information required for the issue of the document. This priority service only applies to Emergency Passports
|Lost or stolen passports|
|One lost or stolen in 5 years||CHF 89.00|
|Two lost or stolen in 5 years||CHF 200.00|
|Three lost or stolen in 5 years||CHF 400.00|
Please see the Australian Passports Office website for information on passport fees in Australia.
• If lodging in person at the Consulate-General in Geneva, payment must be made in cash.
• If lodging by mail, or in person with the Honorary Consul in Zurich, payment is to be made by bank transfer payable to:
Name: The Australian Consulate Official Account
Bank: UBS, case postale, 1211 Genève 2
Account number: 240-211813.00E
IBAN: CH67 0024 0240 2118 1300 E
• A copy of the bank transaction must be sent with the passport application.
If you have any questions concerning payment please contact the passport office on +41(0) 022 799 9100.