FAQs


Passport Loss or Damage

In case of loss or damage of a passport the Consulate will issue a laissez passer to replace the original lost passports. This will take between 3-5 working days to obtain the necessary approvals from the relevant authorities in Doha.

Required:

  • Report the loss/damage of the passport to the Police
  • The person concerned must then bring the Police Report to the Consulate for certification, along with (2) personal photos, and 14 Swiss Francs fees for the issuance of a laissez passer.
  • Once in Doha, the person concerned should go to the Passports Department of the Ministry of Interior to issue a new passport.

Identity Card Loss or Damage

The Consulate will issue a verbal note “To Whom It May Concern” to Qatari nationals to issue a replacement for the one that was lost or damaged. This requires the following:

  • Report the loss/damage of the ID to the Police
  • The person concerned must then bring the Police Report to the Consulate for certification, along with 29 Swiss Francs fees for the issuance of a certificate
 
In case of a medical emergency, immediately call the Ambulance/Emergency number in Switzerland at 144, as well as the Qatar Consulate in Geneva's at 0229298950 or 0227988500.       
  • Requirements for Newly-Born Babies

    The Consulate will issue a laissez passer to newly-born babies. This requires

    • 1-The baby’s birth certificate from the hospital certified (legalised) by the relevant authorities in Switzerland and two 2 passport photos
    • A copy of the parents’ marriage certificate.
    • 14 Swiss Francs fees for the issuance of a laissez passer.

In case the passport got stolen, it is imperative to go to the closest Police station and notify them immediately, after which it is important to contact the Qatar Consulate in Geneva to receive further guidance and support.

The following numbers are useful to have in case of emergency:

 

The Consulate of the State of Qatar in Geneva: +41227988500 / +41229298950

The Embassy of the State of Qatar in Bern: 0313137209

 

Police: 117

Civil Defense: 118

Ambulance / Medical Emergency: 144

Road Assistance: 140

 

During after work hours, please contact the Consulate hotlines at +41787477775 or +41792433473