Important Reminders

Applications will be accepted from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM only, during Consulate hours.

Processing time

Documents for authentication may be claimed after one (1) day.


Procedure for Authentication or Notarization


  1. Bring the document to be authenticated or notarized. The documents must be in English. If not, a translation in English is necessary. Personal appearance of the person who executed the document is necessary. As much as possible, the document must be signed before an official of the Philippine Consulate General.
    • The local notary public in Geneva and/or Vaud must notarize commercial documents that need to be authenticated.
    • The documents must also be legalized by the Service des legalization
  1. Important: Please bring one (1) photocopy of each of the documents to be authenticated or notarized as well as copy of the passport.
  2. Present your valid passport with the documents for authentication or notarization.
  3. Pay the Authentication or Notarization Fee: CHF 25. Kindly please note that the Consulate can only accept CASH payments of fees.

Claiming of Authenticated Documents

  1.  Bring the official receipt and claim the authenticated or notarized document/s on the indicated release schedule.
  2. When you cannot personally claim the authenticated or notarized documents, your representative should present a Special Power of Attorney (SPA) and his/her passport.
  3. Upon receipt of the authenticated or notarized document/s, kindly double check the information before leaving the Philippine Consulate General.
  4. You may also provide us a self-addressed pre-paid stamped envelope, preferably registered or priority mail.


The Philippine Consulate General assumes no responsibility for the delay or loss in the mail, or   while the documents are in the custody of the courier service.



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