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
  • Consulates
  • 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.

US Citizens

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.

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.

American Citizens Abroad (ACA) group which provides advice to US citizens during their time overseas.

Australian Citizens

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.