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Government of Canada services and information in Geneva, Switzerland

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Services and information provided to Canadians by Permanent Mission of Canada to the Office of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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All travellers, regardless of citizenship, must meet specific requirements when coming to Canada. For information on COVID-19 and travel, visit COVID-19: Travel, testing, quarantine and borders.

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Adoption and surrogacy

Refer to International adoption.

Birth abroad

Refer to Birth abroad.

Citizenship services

Complete your citizenship application before booking an appointment to present your documents in person.

Payment method

Pay your application fees online.

Details Fee (CAD) Fee (CHF)
Application for a Citizenship Certificate for adults and minors (Proof of Citizenship) 75.00 56.00
Application to Renounce Canadian Citizenship 100.00 74.00
Replacement / Update of proof of Canadian citizenship 75.00 56.00
Application for a Search of Citizenship Records 75.00 56.00
Registered mail 7.00 6.00

Marriage abroad

Refer to Marriage abroad.

Notarial services

The office provides the following notarial services, by appointment only, to Canadian citizens and, in limited cases, to non-Canadian citizens if the documents are intended for use in Canada. Note: Documents must be in English or French, or accompanied by an official translation in English or French.

Authentication/Attestation (certify the document signature, the position of an official and the seal are genuine):

  • Documents issued in Canada must be authenticated by Global Affairs Canada in Ottawa before the office will certify the documents (fees apply).
  • Witness a signature on a Statement in Lieu of Certificate of Non-Impediment to Marriage Abroad form (fees apply).
  • Clients requiring information about authenticating documents while outside of Canada, refer to Authentication of documents.

Certified copy (certify the document is a true copy of the original):

  • Documents presented by a Canadian citizen or a non-Canadian citizen for use in Canada; exceptions apply (fees apply).
  • Government-issued identification requiring a certified true copy (fees apply).

Witness a signature (consular officer witnesses a signature):

  • Documents presented by a Canadian citizen or a non-Canadian citizen for use in Canada; exceptions apply (fees apply).
  • Government-issued identification requiring a witnessed signature (fees apply).

Note: Complete all documents before booking an appointment. Sign all documents in front of the consular officer.

Payment method

Cash, Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)

Details Fee (CAD) Fee (CHF)
Attesting any document bearing a signature (affidavit, declaration, affirmation, etc.). The fee shown is per document. 50.00 37.00
Authenticating (witnessing) a signature. The fee shown is per document. 50.00 37.00
Authenticating the signature and seal of a foreign authority. The fee shown is per document. 50.00 37.00
Authenticating signatures of Canadian authorities or notaries. 50.00 37.00
Certifying a true copy of a document. The fee shown is per copy. 20.00 15.00
Providing a Passport Canada CTC. The fee shown is per set of three copies. 45.00 33.00

Passport services

Refer to our Service fees section to pay online before completing your passport application.

Book an appointment to present your documents in person.

Payment method

Details Fee (CAD) Fee (CHF)
10-year adult passport (age 16 or over) 260.00 193.00
5-year adult passport (age 16 or over) 190.00 141.00
5-year Child passport (0-15 years of age) 100.00 74.00
Pay online

Pensions and retirement

Refer to Retiring abroad.

Studying abroad

Refer to Studying abroad and EduCanada.

Visa and immigration services

Voting abroad

Refer to Elections (voting from abroad).

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