Consular Sevices in Geneva
Information on the services and assistance available for foreigners from their embassies and consulates in Geneva...
All foreign Embassies exist to represent their nation to their host country nationals, providing information and services on trade, tourism and culture in the home state. All Embassies have a Consular Section which exists to provide information and services to its own nationals visiting or living in the host country.
International Geneva Welcome Centre
The International Geneva Welcome Centre (IGWC) provides practical assistance and advice to members of the following:
- International Organisations
- Non-Governmental Organisations
- Permanent Missions
The Centre organises social and cultural activities between the international and local communities. It also provides advice on various issues relevant to foreigners in Geneva including: schooling, housing and real estate, employment, residence permits, health and insurance, sport, leisure and tourism, vehicles, driving and religion.
- Geneva Welcome Centre (IGWC)
At: Villa La Pastorale, 106, route de Ferney, 1211 Geneva 20
Bus: Number 5, use stop "Intercontinental"
Tel: +41 (0)22 918 02 70 / +41 (0)22 546 14 00
Fax: +41 (0)22 546 14 19
Open: Monday to Friday, 09:00-13:00 (afternoons by appointment only)
The US citizen's service - Consular agency - can assist with passport renewals and the registration of intended residence; registration of births, marriages and deaths; judicial assistance information, information for travellers and more.
- United States of America Consular Agency, Geneva
At: 7, rue Francois Versonnex, CH-1207 Geneva
Mailing Address: c/o U.S. Mission, 11 rte. de Pregny, 1292 Chambésy/GE
Tel: +41 (0)22 840 51 60
Fax: +41 (0)22 840 51 62
Open: Monday to Friday, 10:00-13:00
Wheelchair access to the Consular Agency in Geneva is possible, however it is necessary to contact the agency ahead of time in order for special arrangements to be made.
Geneva is the world headquarters of the American Citizens Abroad (ACA) group which provides advice to US citizens during their time overseas.
- American Citizens Abroad
At: 5bis, rue Liotard, 1202 Geneva
Tel: +41 (0)22 340 02 33
Fax: +41 (0)22 340 02 33
The Australian Permanent Mission and Consulate General is based in Geneva.
The Consulate General can provide the following assistance and advice: registration of Australian citizens in Switzerland, registration of births, legal processes, visa and immigration, voting overseas, marriage in Switzerland and consular and visa services on behalf of Papua New Guinea. Appointments are suggested for all Consular services.
- Australian Permanent Mission and Consulate General, Geneva
At: 2, Chemin des Fins 2, Case Postale 172, 1211 Geneva 19
Tel: +41 (0)22 799 91 00
Fax: +41 (0) 22 799 9178
Open: Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00 (09:00-12:00 for passports)