Switzerland


Service locations

The Australian Consulate-General in Geneva has no visa function. The Department's office in Berlin, Germany, manages visa services for clients in Switzerland.  

More information about visa and lodgement is available.

Australian Embassy

Berlin

Berlin
Summary

This office provides visa and immigration services for clients in Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Faeroe Islands, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City.  Albanian citizens residing in Greece may also lodge their applications in Belgrade.

Street address
Australian Embassy
Wallstrasse 76 - 79
10179 Berlin
Postal address
As above
Telephone
See: Europe Service Centre
Fax
49 302248 9293
Electronic contact
See: Australian Immigration Enquiry form for Europe
Website
http://www.germany.embassy.gov.au
Additional information

Payment information

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Credit Card​

Payments using credit card may be processed in Australian dollars (AUD). We accept MasterCard, Visa, AMEX, Diners and JCB.

When paying by a credit card you may incur a credit card surcharge, banking and currency conversion fees and you will need to accept the risk associated with any currency fluctuations.​​​​​

Prior to lodging your application, you may need to notify your bank of an upcoming foreign credit card transaction. Failure to do so may result in your transaction being declined. Without payment your application is invalid.

Credit card transactions processed in Australian dollars (AUD) are processed in Australia.​​​​​ A credit card surcharge may apply to transactions made using your credit card.

For credit card payments use the Credit Card Authorisation Form available on the Australian Embassy, Berlin website.​​​​

Bank cheque

Bank cheque will be accepted  in EUR only, please make out to the Australian Embassy Berlin.​

​Making payment in Australia

Fees may be paid​ at any of our offi​ces in Australia. Once the fee has been paid, you will need to provide a copy of the receipt with your application.​​​

Citizenship

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Applications for Citizenship by Descent are processed at the Australian High Commission in London.

Applications for Australian citizenship general eligibility and other situations, and applications to resume or renounce (give up) Australian citizenship should be lodged at the Canberra Visa and Citizenship office in the Australian Capital Territory.

Panel physician

Geneva

Chemin De Beau Soleil
Summary
​Medical and Radiology examinations
Street address

12ch De Beau-Soleil
Geneva 1206
Switzerland

Telephone

+41 22 347 3858 (Dr. Martin-Achard)​
+41 22 346 5778 (Dr Peter Ruetschi)

Additional information

Doctor(s):
Dr A Martin-Achard (male)
Dr Peter Ruetschi (male)

Zurich

Dr Bigler Anit
Summary
​Medical and Radiology examinations
Street address

Konkordiastrasse 12
Zurich 8032
Switzerland 

Telephone

+41 44 383 4222

Additional information

Doctor(s):
Dr M Bigler Anit (Female)

Police check

Switzerland

Switzerland
Postal address
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Federal Office of Justice
Swiss Criminal Records Section
Service for Private Individuals
Bundesrain 20
3003 Berne
Switzerland

Electronic contact
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strafregister@bj.admin.ch

Website
http://www.strafregister.admin.ch
Additional information

Relevant document: ‘Exerpt from Swiss Criminal Records’ (Gesuch um Auszug as dem schweizerischen Strafregister Demande d’extrait du Casier Judiciaire Suisse Domanda d’estratto del Casellario Giudiziale Svizz​ero).

Note:The extract is available in two forms - printed on speciality paper, without handwritten signature, delivered by post, or as a digitally signed electronic document (PDF).

Residents and non-residents: You can apply online or by post. There are two options available:

  • with a handwritten signature on paper, by post
  • online with Suisse ID electronically.

Provide: Application form, official proof of identity (such as passport or ID card) and name of parents.
The application form is available on the website, (which also contains detailed information in a number of languages, including English).
Fee: Payable - CHF 20.​