Passport and identity card

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

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?

Mobile biometric passport station USA

Since the introduction of the biometric passport, applicants must appear in person to record their biometric data: a photograph of the applicant and the fingerprints. A mobile biometric passport station is travelling around the United States and provides Swiss citizens with an opportunity to appear locally or at least closer than the next representation for the issuance of a new Swiss passport.

The schedule of the mobile biometric passport station will be directly communicated by each representation to their Swiss community.