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.

FAQs – frequently asked questions about passport or ID applications

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.

The new Swiss passport and/or ID card will be valid from the date of issue, not the date of expiry of the current passport/ID card.