Required Documents

You are required to furnish the following:

  • Form DS-11 Complete this online form, print it out but DO NOT mail this form to the United States and DO NOT sign the form until requested to do so by a Consular Officer;
  • Your child’s most recent U.S. passport;
  • Your child’s U.S. birth certificate or Consular Report of Birth Abroad, showing the parent’s name(s);
  • One U.S. passport sized (2x2inch) photograph;
  • Government issued photo I.D of parents (such as U.S or foreign passport, driving licence or military I.D);
  • If your child was under 5 at the time their last passport was issued, present 1-2 photographs per year from when that passport was issued, to show how their appearance has changed (family or informal photographs are acceptable). Please bring good quality photocopies or color computer printouts not originals;
  • If your child has changed his/her name since his/her previous U.S. passport was issued, you will be required to furnish evidence of the name change; evidence of the name change includes: (1) a change of name document or (2) a court order; please be advised you must provide original documents;
  • The non-refundable application fee;
  • Please bring one photocopy of each original document listed above
    • Self-addressed stamped C5 Size return envelope with the correct Swiss postage.
      Do not purchase the prepaid-registered mail sticker!

      • CHF 5.- Swiss Franc Stamps for residents in Switzerland and Liechtenstein
      • CHF 19.- Swiss Franc Stamps residents in France and Germany

Please Note:
Swiss Stamps need to be purchased at the Swiss Post Office. The Consular Section cannot provide you with Stamps or accept payment for delivery.

Prepaid Registered mail is not accepted.