Passport fees / Duration

The following amounts are payable at the time of application either in cash in Swiss francs (not in euros), or by Maestro, V-Pay, or Postcard:

Passport
(biometric, with fingerprints): Processing time approx. 8-10 week.

under 24 years, valid for 6 yearsapprox. CHF 153,–*
from 24 years, valid for 10 yearsapprox. CHF 177,–*
48 page surchargeapprox. CHF 24,–*
Express surcharge (processing time 4-5 weeks)
approx. CHF 34,–*
Temporary passport (only in combination with biometric passport, processing time 3 Wochen)approx. CHF 67,–*
* depending on exchange rate

Identity card
(biometric, with fingerprints): Processing time approx. 8-10 weeks

under 24 years, valid for 6 yearsapprox. CHF 147,–*
from 24 years, valid for 10 yearsapprox. CHF 162,–*
* depending on exchange rate

Combined application for passport and identity card
(biometric, with fingerprints): Processing time approx. 8-10 weeks

under 24 years, valid for 6 yearsapprox. CHF 274,–*
from 24 years, valid for 10 yearsapprox. CHF 235,–*
* depending on exchange rate

Children’s passport
machine-readable (without fingerprints): Processing time approx. 2-3 weeks

valid for 1 year, max. up to the age of 12 yearsapprox. CHF 118,–*
* depending on exchange rate

The exact amounts are calculated according to the current exchange rate of the German Embassy in Bern. They include a consular processing fee of currently CHF 85 (combined application: CHF 105) and expenses of CHF 5 per application.

For clients living outside our area of jurisdiction, e.g. if you are still registered in Germany or in neighbouring France, the fee increases, depending on the document applied for. 

The processing time begins when all documents relevant to the application have been submitted.

You can keep your current ID until the new one is ready. As soon as the new identification document is ready, the German embassy in Bern will ask you either by email or post to send your current identification document to the embassy in Bern. A few days later you will receive both the new identification document and the previous one (canceled) by post.