Applying for an identity document

Passport / ID card application:

Please note that at present no appointments will be granted for the issuing of new passports and identity cards.

Recently submitted applications will not be processed until further notice. Please see our website for updates regarding the possibility of booking a new appointment.

Online application for a Swiss passport and/or ID card in English

Please enter your request for a Swiss identity document online (one request per person) and follow the instructions on the website:

About Swiss Passports (de, fr, it)

If you are resident abroad the processing centre will normally be the Swiss representation at which you are registered. Please contact this centre if you have any problems entering your request online.

Do not forget to provide the following information:

  • Under the heading "Remarks" mention an alternative processing centre in Switzerland or abroad (i.e. a different Swiss representation abroad or one of the cantonal passport offices), if you wish to make an appointment for the biometric data capture in a place other than the Swiss representation responsible for your place of domicile.

You will receive online acknowledgement of your request.

As soon as your personal data has been verified, you will receive an online acknowledgement with a link to our calendar.

Please note that the personal data contained in Swiss identity documents (family name, first name, date of birth and place of origin) are taken from the Swiss civil status register (Infostar).

Do not hesitate to contact the Swiss representation responsible for your place of residence if you have any questions concerning an ID document requested or an appointment for the capture of biometric data.