In all countries in which Liechtenstein does not have any representation its citizens may make use of the relevant Swiss representation for all consular questions. Since 1919 Switzerland, at the request of the Government of Liechtenstein, has been looking after the interests of Liechtenstein and its citizens abroad.
Liechtenstein – Consular services
The interests of Liechtenstein citizens abroad are in principle safeguarded by Swiss diplomatic and consular representations in the same way as those of Swiss citizens. The safeguarding of interests means in particular:
- providing diplomatic and consular protection
- registration of Liechtenstein citizens living abroad
- issuing temporary passports (emergency passports)
- receiving and forwarding requests for passports and identity cards
- dealing with matters concerning civil status
- providing assistance to Liechtenstein citizens in distress
The Swiss representation concerned will be glad to answer your questions.
Information for Liechtenstein Citizens
In all countries where Liechtenstein does not have a representation, Liechtenstein citizens can address consular enquiries to the Swiss representation. In the consular district of the regional consular centre in Vienna, this applies to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary. The Principality of Liechtenstein has an embassy in Vienna which represents its interests in Austria and in the Czech Republic. For these two countries, the regional consular centre issues Liechtenstein travel documents.
With the online desk you have the possibility to access consular services, such as registering in the Swiss Abroad Register, notifications of changes of civil status, changes of address.