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


  1. Bring the document to be authenticated. The documents must be in English. If not, a translation in English is necessary.
    • 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.

Please find below the contact details of the Service des legalisation in Geneva.

Service des legalisations
Addresse: Office cantonal de la population
Service des passeports et de la nationalite (2eme etage)
Route de Chancy 88, 1213 Onex
Telephone: +41 22 546 48 60
Heures d’ouverture: Ouverture du lundi au vendredi inclus de 7h30 a 15h30 non stop
Acces lignes TPG: Tram 14, Bus K et L arret “Bandol”
Traducteures: http://www,



  1. Important: Please bring one (1) photocopy of each of the documents to be authenticated.
  2. Present your valid passport with the documents for authentication.
  3. Pay the Authentication 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 document/s on the indicated release schedule.
  2. When you cannot personally claim the authenticated documents, your representative should present a Special Power of Attorney (SPA) and his/her passport.
  3. Upon receipt of the authenticated document/s, kindly double check the information before leaving the Consulate.