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Switzerland


Service locations

The Australian Consulate-General in Geneva has no visa function. Our office in Berlin, Germany, manages visa and citizenship services for clients in Switzerland.  

Note: Swiss nationals can apply online for most Australian visas and citizenship through ImmiAccount. This is the preferred and most efficient way to apply. Any paper applications (where applicable) should be sent to the Australian Embassy, Berlin.

Australian Embassy

Berlin

Berlin
Summary

This office provides visa and immigration services for clients in Germany, Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faeroe Islands, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Slovak Republic, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City.

Street address
Australian Embassy
Wallstrasse 76 - 79
10179 Berlin
Postal address
As above
Additional information

Payment information

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Online payment is the preferred payment method. If you are lodging an online application, payment is made when you submit the application.

If you are lodging a paper application, you can login to ImmiAccount, select My Payments from the Manage Payments section, then select Pre-Pay Paper Service. After you have made your payment, record the receipt number on your application and include a copy of your receipt.

More information on How to pay for an application is available.

Citizenship

Citizenship by descent, citizenship by conferral and applications for evidence of citizenship can be lodged online through ImmiAccount.

Applications for citizenship by descent are processed at the Australian High Commission London.​​

​Applications to resume or renounce (give up) Australian citizenship should be sent to the Australian address on the form.​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​

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)

Zurich

Dr Bigler Anit
Summary
​Medical and Radiology examinations
Street address

Konkordiastrasse 12
Zurich 8032
Switzerland 

Telephone

+41 44 383 4222

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.​