Passport and identity card

A Swiss passport and identity card
The personal information stored on biometric passports is recorded at the representation. © Keystone

Swiss citizens are entitled to a passport and an identity card. The current biometric passports contain a chip on which your fingerprints and an image of your face are stored electronically. All Swiss travel documents are produced in Switzerland.

You can apply online for your passport and identity card. Once your application is reviewed, you receive an invitation to record your biometric data at the competent Swiss representation. Be sure to check the expiry date on your current passport and identity card and leave enough time to order new ones.

Loss or theft

Have you lost your passport or identity card, or have either of them been stolen?

Temporary passport

Do you need to travel at short notice, or do you require an emergency passport?


How much does an identity document cost?

Detailed information can be found on the German and French page.

Declaration of consent for minors or to persons under curatorship

There are no special formalities for the declaration of consent for the issue of a Swiss travel document for minors and persons under curatorship. The declaration can be delivered in handwriting letter or as follows:

Information sheet declaration of consent (PDF, 254.5 kB)