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Urgent swiss passport

I am trying to get an appointment for my daughter and it given end of July which means we will miss her birthday with family. Was not expecting things to take this long...

Is there any way/anybody had success getting a passport issued quickly?

Can she travel only on ID card if we manage to get that?
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Re: Urgent swiss passport

"If you have to travel at short notice, you can have an emergency passport (provisional passport) issued both from the passport office at Sihlquai 253 and from the emergency passport office at Zurich Airport (Check-in 2)."

https://www.zh.ch/de/sicherheitsdire...passbuero.html
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I am trying to get an appointment for my daughter and it given end of July which means we will miss her birthday with family. Was not expecting things to take this long...

Is there any way/anybody had success getting a passport issued quickly?

Can she travel only on ID card if we manage to get that?
Depends where she wants to travel, if its within the Schengen/EU/EFTA countries she can travel with a valid id
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Re: Urgent swiss passport

How did you apply for the appointment? Online? Can you call them and explain? Does seem like a ridiculous wait!
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"If you have to travel at short notice, you can have an emergency passport (provisional passport) issued both from the passport office at Sihlquai 253 and from the emergency passport office at Zurich Airport (Check-in 2)."

https://www.zh.ch/de/sicherheitsdire...passbuero.html
thanks, but not valid for all countries + not easy to get it (must be an emergency)

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How did you apply for the appointment? Online? Can you call them and explain? Does seem like a ridiculous wait!
thanks, will do

also, do you know if one needs to take the baby to kreisburo for the id card? i.e. do they need to take a photo there?

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also, do you know if one needs to take the baby to kreisburo for the id card? i.e. do they need to take a photo there?
You can bring your own photo however

"Minors and applicants in the care of a guardian must go in person to their local communal office or passport office, accompanied by their legal guardian, to apply for an identity document.

If both parents have legal custody of a minor, only one parent is required to accompany the child if it is clear that the other parent is in agreement."

https://www.fedpol.admin.ch/fedpol/e...eantragen.html
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also, do you know if one needs to take the baby to kreisburo for the id card? i.e. do they need to take a photo there?
The Swiss ID card is made at the passport office - yes you would need to take your daughter there! Your daughter is Swiss right? I only ask, because if you or your partner are Swiss I assume you’d have been through this yourself?

(Unless it’s different if you just get the ID without the passport??)
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Depends where she wants to travel, if its within the Schengen/EU/EFTA countries she can travel with a valid id
No, she can't. Valid passport is required to travel abroad. There are just high chances that no one will need it if you travel to Schengen area but it won't make a legal.
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No, she can't. Valid passport is required to travel abroad. There are just high chances that no one will need it if you travel to Schengen area but it won't make a legal.
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Als Schweizerin oder Schweizer benötigen Sie für die Einreise in EU/EFTA-Länder kein Visum. Gültiger Reisepass oder gültige Identitätskarte reichen grundsätzlich aus. Je nach Bestimmungen können Sie auch mit einem abgelaufenen Pass in ein EU/EFTA-Land einreisen. Wenden Sie sich bei Zweifel an die ausländische Vertretung.
Source: https://www.ch.ch/de/reisen-ins-ausland/
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Re: Urgent swiss passport

Zhanks, was about to respond with the same link.
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No, she can't. Valid passport is required to travel abroad. There are just high chances that no one will need it if you travel to Schengen area but it won't make a legal.
Surely we are talking about the Swiss ID card. Which is a valid travel document within the EU/EEA. What other form of ID would a Swiss baby have

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Re: Urgent swiss passport

What about a Notpass (provisional passport)?
That should be quicker to get, but they're not accepted by all countries because it has no chip. For the US for instance you'd need a visa to go with it.

Still, that may still be faster.
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No, she can't. Valid passport is required to travel abroad. There are just high chances that no one will need it if you travel to Schengen area but it won't make a legal.
Wrong.

Passport not needed within EU and EFTA (not just Schengen) countries, just ID.

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Wrong.

Passport not needed within EU and EFTA (not just Schengen) countries, just ID.

Tom
Yeah, I'm wrong. TIL that it is also recognized by a few other countries and it might even be possible to travel within EU/EFTA even without it (I guess normally in some emergency situations) if you can proof your nationality by other means.

And even though there is passport + ID bundle, they aren't necessarily ordered together. Also, for an ID you might be able to apply in your municipality (varies by canton), but it will again end up in fedpol, so might be as slow as passport.
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I am trying to get an appointment for my daughter and it given end of July which means we will miss her birthday with family. Was not expecting things to take this long...

Is there any way/anybody had success getting a passport issued quickly?

Can she travel only on ID card if we manage to get that?
Call the office or email the agency and let them know of your predicament. Quite often, they'll be accommodating and try to find an appointment earlier.
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Also, for an ID you might be able to apply in your municipality (varies by canton), but it will again end up in fedpol, so might be as slow as passport.
Since the ID cards became digital with photo, fingerprint and signature you have to visit the digital centres. A replacement using previous data might be possible by applying to the greffe.
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Re: Urgent swiss passport

Did you order it from here? https://www.ch-edoc-passantrag.admin...uest_locale=de

I made my appointment here last May 6, and I can clearly remember 1-2 slots free on several days the following week. I could not take them as we need 5 slots consecutive. But if its just for your daughter, then 1 slot will do.
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Re: Urgent swiss passport

Just to give feedback that guys from the ZH office were helpful and gave me an earlier appointment that will make it good enough for the trip hopefully.
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