The Helpline FDFA deals as central contact point with matters relating to consular services.
365 days a year
around the clock
Tel. from Switzerland:
Tel. from abroad:
+41 800 24-7-365
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Delegate for Relations with the Swiss Abroad
The Delegate for Relations with the Swiss Abroad is a kind of attorney for the approximately 700,000 Swiss citizens who live abroad. He is responsible for the management and development of relations between the federal government and the community of Swiss citizens living abroad. He is therefore involved in shaping and implementing policy on the Swiss Abroad, which ensures an appropriate balance between the interests of the Swiss Abroad and their fellow countrymen and women at home.
He is also responsible for managing legislation projects and parliamentary affairs concerning issues relating to the Swiss Abroad. His duties include acting as the central contact point for all issues at the federal level relating to the Swiss Abroad. And he has an important role to play in providing information to the community of Swiss abroad. He publishes brochures, etc., providing advice for Swiss nationals living abroad, and is responsible for producing the official content of the Swiss Review, which is published by the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad on behalf of the federal government. This organisation reaches out to all Swiss living abroad and is the Delegate's most important external partner.