Passport/Visa Delivery Information
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If your visa application is approved, your passport and visa will be returned by Swiss Post in an envelope to the address you previously indicated during the appointment scheduling process. All passports are mailed out with A+ postage.
You will receive a notification via e-mail and SMS as soon as your passport is ready to be delivered to you. Once you receive the tracking number you may check the status of your delivery here. Please note that delivery information will only be available on the Swiss Post website the next business day after receiving your tracking number.
If the envelope cannot be delivered to your address your passport will be returned to the Bern Consulate.
Note: All visas are mailed via the Swiss Post to the applicant’s address in Switzerland or Liechtenstein. Visas are not generally available for pick up at the Embassy.
Change Delivery Options
You may change your preferred document delivery address online or through the call center until midnight before the day of your interview appointment. There is no cost to change your delivery preferences.
We strongly advise you not to change the delivery address after the time limit, as this will lead to a delay in your passport delivery.
Please note that passports will only be delivered to a valid address within Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Check the Status of Your Visa
You can check the status of your application any time at this website: https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx. Please wait at least three business days following your visa interview to check on the status of your application. The system may not have updated the status of your application prior to that time, and thus the message you receive may not reflect the actual status of your application.
Passport Tracking Options
For your convenience, you have several options to choose from to track the location of your passport.
Instant: Enter your passport number below to check on the status.
If your status shows "origination scan", it means your passport has left the Embassy or Consulate and is on its way to the delivery location you have chosen. It is however not available yet.
When the status shows "ready for pick up", it means that your passport is ready for delivery at the address indicated during the appointment scheduling process. You may track your delivery here. Please note that delivery information will be available on the Swiss Post website the next business day after receiving your tracking number.
The Embassy or the Consulate cannot help you regarding the status of your passport delivery. Please do not contact the Embassy or Consulate regarding the status of your passport delivery.
Email: Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and in the subject and/or body enter a valid passport number exactly as it was entered at the time the appointment was scheduled. Do not include any additional text. You will receive an automatic response with the status.
Online: You can track your passport online here.