If you require certified copies of your original documents for Social Security / Federal Benefits purposes, you may request them by mail or in person from our office.
Mail-in requests (Most convenient option)
In Person requests and appointments
If you prefer an in-person appointment, you must schedule itwith the American Citizen Services Unit at the U.S. Embassy in Bern or the Consular Agency in Zurich or Geneva and bring this request (PDF 175 KB) form and all required documents listed on the form along with you.
U.S. Embassy Bern
American Citizens Services (ACS)
Consular Agency – Zurich
Consular Agency – Geneva
Certified copies for the Federal Benefits Unit are free of charge.