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Permanent Missions

Accreditation

United Nations identification pass

As a general rule, permanent missions of Member States, permanent observer missions and permanent observer offices accredited to the United Nations Office at Geneva are kindly requested to notify the Chief of the Protocol and Liaison Service, in writing (by post or facsimile only) of any arrival or departure of diplomatic members of their missions.

In the case of a new arrival of a diplomatic member (initial request), permanent missions of Member States, permanent observer missions and permanent observer offices may formally apply for a United Nations identification pass through a written request (by post or facsimile only), also addressed to the Chief of the Protocol and Liaison Service:

The Chief of the Protocol and Liaison Service
Office of the Director-General
United Nations Office at Geneva
Palais des Nations
1211 Geneva 10

Tel.: +41 (0)22 917 21 37 - +41 (0)22 917 21 90
Fax: +41 (0)22 917 00 00

The initial application must bear:

  • the seal of the mission
  • the duly identified signature of the head of the mission or, in the event of his/her absence, of the chargé d'affaires a.i., who shall have been designated and announced by the head of mission in advance
  • the family name and first name of the official
  • the title and function
  • the passport number and copy of passport
  • the purpose of the request
  • the desired period of validity of the card of the official concerned (maximum 2 years).

For a new arrival of a diplomatic member (holder of a carte de légitimation B or C), the mission shall indicate whether the person will be included in the "Blue Book" of permanent missions in Geneva, his/her precedence in the list of diplomatic members and if he/she replaces another diplomat.

Once the request has been approved by the Chief of Protocol and Liaison Service, the Pass and Identification Unit, Safety and Security Service, located at Pregny Gate, will contact the requesting party regarding the issuance of the card.

Additional information:
  • there is a minimum waiting period of 48 hours before an identification card can be issued
  • this procedure applies also to spouses of members of the diplomatic corps only and to all other mission staff (spouses not included)
  • this procedure shall not concern neither children of both members of the diplomatic corps and mission staff nor all other relatives.


Renewal of identification passes

To renew passes, the party must apply in writing, duly approved and signed by the heads of permanent missions, directly to the Pass and Identification Unit, Security and Safety Service (Pregny Gate):

Pass and Identification Unit
Security and Safety Service
Pregny Gate
United Nations Office at Geneva
Avenue de la Paix 8-14
1211 Geneva 10
Tel.: +41 (0)22 917 50 02
Fax: +41 (0)22 917 04 94 - +41 (0)22 917 04 93

The offices are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Return of identification passes

As stated on the rear of the UNOG badges, all badges need to be returned to the Pass and Identification Unit, Security and Safety Service, after being cancelled by the respective missions.


Permanent missions to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Conference on Disarmament - Request for vehicle passes - Attendance at a conference in the Palais des Nations

All other requests, i.e. from permanent missions to the WTO and the Conference on Disarmament, for vehicle passes, for attendance at a conference in the Palais des Nations, must be addressed, and duly approved and signed by heads of permanent missions to the Security and Safety Service (Pregny Gate), and submitted directly to the:

Pass and Identification Unit
Security and Safety Service
Pregny Gate
United Nations Office at Geneva
Avenue de la Paix 8-14
1211 Geneva 10
Tel.: +41 (0)22 917 50 42
Fax: +41 (0)22 917 04 94 - +41 (0)22 917 04 93


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