Passport and identity card

Message from the Regional Consular Centre London regarding Biometric Swiss Passport Application

The Regional Consular Centre in London (RCC) is pleased to inform that it will visit Ireland with a biometric station from 27 September to 1 October 2021. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please submit an online application here by the 3 September at the latest. Please enter the following details in the remarks section of the application form: “Dublin” and your marital status (“never married”, “married”,  “divorced”,  “widowed” etc.).

The RCC hopes that that as many applications as possible can be considered. It is however possible that we will receive more applications than the available slots and in such a case we would not be able to accommodate everybody. If this should happen, we thank you in advance for your understanding.

You have the possibility to have your biometric data taken at the RCC in London as well, in case this could be an option for you. Kindly note that due to the pandemic situation and Brexit, demand is very high and the waiting period for an appointment can be several weeks. It is therefore strongly recommended that you start the application process early. However, please send your travel plans for London to the RCC and we will do our best to find an appointment which would suit you. 

Furthermore you have the possibility to have your biometric data taken in Switzerland by mentioning it in the remarks section of your online application. Please indicate the passport office of your choice and the approximate date you wish to have your appointment. You will find the list of cantonal passport offices here.

Please note that if your change/s in marital status have not yet been notified to the Swiss authorities, this must also be done before you may apply for a new Swiss passport and/or ID card. For further information please click here

Thank you for your comprehension. 

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?

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.