Liechtenstein - Apply for Biometric Residence Card

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  1. Go to the Immigration and Passport Office.
  2. Provide your biometric data. Identification is based on the national passport.
  3. Pay the biometric residence card application fee.
  4. The Schengen biometric ID card is personalized in the Immigration and Passport Office and delivered by post.

A request for a pick-up date can be done.


Required Documents[edit]

  • old residence card

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Immigration and Passport Office (APA)
Stdtle 38
PO Box 684
9490 Vaduz
+423 / 236 61 41
Fax +423 / 236 61 66

For a list of Organization or Contact Persons:



The biometric residence card will be issued only if the old passport of the owner must be renewed due to expiry of validity or because of data modifications.


The fees for the new biometric residence card are divided into fees for the approval process, the card production and the capture of biometric data.


The existing residence without biometric ID cards will remain valid until their expiry date.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.e.g.1. Date of Birth.2. City or County of Birth.


Need for the Document[edit]

The Biometric Residence Card confirms the immigration status of a person in Liechtenstein and right along with a valid national passport for visa-free travel within the Schengen area.

The biometric residence card is made uniform in all Schengen Member States. Advanced security features offer the highest level of card security and impede misuse.

Information which might help[edit]

Immigration and Passport Office
Business Hours:
Monday09.00 - 16.00 clock
Wednesday 09.00 - 18.00 clock
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 09.00 - 12.00 clock , 14.00 - 16.00 clock
Office Hours:
Monday to Friday - 08.00 - 12.00 clock , 13.30 - 17.00 clock

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

Immigration and Passport Office:


The symbol on the card front top left indicates that a chip is in this card with biometric data. The chip is not visible. On-chip two digital fingerprints and the face image is stored. The storage of fingerprints is exclusively on the chip. With each new issue, therefore, have to be collected again fingerprints.

The biometric residence card complies with strict international standards. The data are protected by a secure access method and electronic keys. The fingerprints are additionally secured. An electronic monitoring or detection is not possible with the chip.