Embassies and Consulates in Liechtenstein

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In most of the countries you will find diplomatic missions, which usually refers to an embassy and/or a consulate. Diplomatic bodies represent other country interests in Liechtenstein, with the aim of strengthening international relations between the states and providing services for their citizens in Liechtenstein.

Embassies and consulates are considered legal territories of their home countries. They are not "foreign territory" but they are protected and considered the property of the country using them, meaning that Liechtenstein does not have jurisdiction over the embassy or consulate of another country.

What is the difference between Embassy and Consulate?

The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations international treaty defines the diplomatic mission’s purpose and framework. The various diplomatic missions offer several services and carry out different missions. For example:

  • Embassy: This is the primary diplomatic representation of a country’s government and is headed by an ambassador. An embassy is the main location for a diplomatic presence of one country in another. A country has at most one embassy in another country, and is always established in the capital city of the host country. In the absence of a consulate in a country, the embassy has also a consular section to carry out all the relevant consular services (see below).
  • Consulate General: This is a diplomatic mission, headed by a consul that provides a full range of services such as: issuing passports/visas, keeping birth and marriage records, assisting expats, providing legal information, translations etc. It can be located in any major city of the host country, although often in the capital city (in certain cases, in the same building as the embassy). In major countries and large territories, you often have more than one consulate.
  • Honorary Consulate: It supplements the Consulate to provide a limited range of consular services and is headed by an honorary consul. They help nationals abroad. For example, in the event of a hospital stay, missing person, death, natural disaster or other emergency. They can also issue emergency travel documents and consular declarations for which the applicant is required to appear in person.

NB: You will usually apply for a visa at the Consulate of the country you want to visit. However, if there is no such representation in Liechtenstein, you can apply for a visa at the embassy.

Where to find Consulates and Embassies in Liechtenstein?

Not all countries have an Embassy and/or a Consulate as it depends of the political situation, the relationship with the host country, the size of the country, and the number of foreign citizens living there.

In some cases, countries can share representations and you can be assisted by the services of another embassy or consular service to get the information you need.

We recommend you register/contact your country’s embassy at your destination. It is a free service provided by any diplomatic mission and it will allow them to record information about your upcoming trip abroad. It can be used to assist you in case of an emergency.

Registration will also allow you to get routine information from your nearest embassy or consulate, as citizen residing abroad.

Liechtenstein capital, Vaduz, does not hosts any embassy.

However, there are 27 consulates in Liechtenstein. Most of the consulates and honorary consulates are located in Vaduz.

You will find below a list of selected countries (the list is not exhaustive) that have a diplomatic mission in Liechtenstein. The list includes consulates, honorary consulates and sometimes other official representations for you to be able to get information and services.

Main Consulates in Liechtenstein


Austrian Consulate General in Liechtenstein

Address: Rietstrasse 3, LI-9493 Mauren
Tel: (+423) 377 99 09
E-Mail: office@oe-konsulat.li
Opening hours: Tuesday from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m and Wednesday from 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m

The Consulate General of Austria in Liechtenstein provides a big range of services, such as proof of citizenship for children and adults, passport/identity card for children up to 12 years of age, confirmation within the meaning of Section 30 of the Citizenship Act (dismissal from the state association), criminal record extract, signature certification, certification of copies and life certificates, etc.


France Honorary Consulate in Liechtenstein

Address: Liechtenstein Stedtle 17, P.O. Box 1528, 9490 Vaduz
Tel: (+423) 777 88 55
Social Media: https://twitter.com/FranceenSuisse

The French embassy is located in Bern, Switzerland, yet it provides consular services for both countries: Switzerland and Liechtenstein. In case of an emergency, there is a phone number where all French citizens are allowed to contact.

However, major services will take place in Bern, such as: register of French nationals established outside France, identity cards and passports, civil status: marriages, births..., other steps (legalization of signature, driver's license...), elections, national service and assembly of French nationals abroad.


Honorary Consulate of Germany in Liechtenstein

Address: Alte Landstrasse 3, LI-9496 Balzers
Tel: (+423) 388 03 97
E-Mail: balzers@hk-diplo.de

The Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany Principality of Liechtenstein allows its citizens to apply for passports. Identity cards as well as various certifications are also possible.

Further services will take place in the Embassy of Germany in Bern, Switzerland.


Consulate General of Switzerland in Liechtenstein

Address: Städtle 22, FL-9490 Vaduz
Tel: (+423) 233 13 66
E-Mail: vaduz@honrep.ch and wien.cc@eda.admin.ch (consular services)

All consular services and visa issues are provided by the Regional Consular Centre in Vienna, Austria.

However, in case of an emergency, there is a phone number and email address where all Swiss citizens are invited to contact while in Vaduz.

Honorary Consulates in Liechtenstein

As Liechtenstein, does not home any embassy, all Consulates and Honorary Consulates are supervised by diplomatic representations located in other country, often Bern in Switzerland or Vienna in Austria forLiechtenstein.

Some of the other Consulates and Honorary Consulates that can be found in Liechtenstein are:

Honorary Consulates in Vaduz

Honorary Consulates in Schaan

Honorary Consulates in Triesen

  • Spain