German passport office in Geneva


We can now also process requests for identity cards.

Processing time for passports

Due to the large number of applications, it currently takes 8 weeks to process a passport application starting from the date we receive the full and complete dossier.

Passport applications

Reisepass The following passport applications can be submitted at the Office of the Honorary Consul in Geneva:
Biometric passports
Passports for children
Express passports
ID cards (only with fingerprints)
Temporary passports (only in combination with a biometric passport; duration of issue: approx. 2 weeks)

Children up to 12 years of age can either be issued a worldwide valid biometric passport or a passport for children which is not universally accepted by all countries. For further information please refer to `Einreisebestimmungen´ - Federal Foreign Office (available in German only). Please note that a passport for children is only valid until the age of 12.

The Office of the Honorary Consul in Geneva cannot process requests for:
Applications for business passports
Applications for diplomatic passports
These requests are handled exclusively by the passport division of the German Embassy in Bern which we kindly ask you to contact directly (

 Express passport applications take about 4 weeks. An additional fee will be charged for this service.

Address changes in existing passports can be registered by post at the Embassy in Bern. Please refer to the relevant information sheet and fill out the address change application form. 

A passport application can only be made by appointment and the applicant must appear in person.

Please ensure that you bring all the necessary documents along for your appointment. Certificates must be supplied both in original and in copy — please refer to: Checklist for passport application (adults) / Checklist for passport (minors).
If the documentation is incomplete you may have to schedule a new appointment.

Did your name change because of a marriage or a divorce? Prior to your appointment, we kindly ask you to call us in order to clarify whether a “name declaration” is required. A “name declaration” may, among others, be necessary in the event of:
a marriage in Switzerland before 1st January 2013;
keeping a double surname after a marriage in Switzerland;
a divorce.

In certain cases a "name declaration" may also be required if the marriage took place outside of Germany and both partners kept their names, in particular when the family name of a child under the German naming law needs to be verified.

"Name declarations"   can also be made   at the Office of the Honorary Consul in Geneva.


Passport photos

PassschabloneA photo booth is available on our premises for taking pictures (CHF 10.— for 5 passport pictures) meeting the standards for German biometric passports. This machine is not suitable for taking pictures of either small children or babies.
We recommend you visit a professional photographer for pictures meeting the standards for German biometric passports of children and/or infants.
One picture complying with the standards for German biometric passports is needed for each application.
Swiss formats cannot be used.


The rates below may vary slightly depending on currency conversion and cannot be guaranteed:
Rates for for applicants aged 24 and over
ID card CHF 121 .—
Biometric passport CHF 143 .—
Combined application (biometric passport + ID card) CHF 223 .—
Rates for for applicants under 24 years of age
ID card CHF 114 .—
Biometric passport CHF 120 .—
Combined application (biometric passport + ID card) CHF 194 .—
Rates for for children up to 12 years of age
Passport for children CHF 86 .—
MaestroThe fees can be settled either cash in Swiss francs or by Maestro-card.