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

Should you use an English keyboard without “Umlaute” (ä, ö, ü) you are kindly advised to copy and paste words containing such “Umlaute” from the Internet or a word document. Applicants aged 14 or above are required to indicate how tall they are in cm. Note that only one Swiss place of origin may be selected.