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Advice for Swiss Abroad (de/fr/it)

In case of an emergency Swiss citizens can call the Helpline EDA in Bern at +41 800 247 365.  The helpline can also be reached free of charge http://www.eda.admin.ch/eda/en/home/dfa/orgcha/sectio/condir/sercit/hlplne.html via Skype.  For further information please consult the website http://www.eda.admin.ch/eda/en/home/dfa/orgcha/sectio/condir/sercit/hlplne.html www.helpline-eda.ch.

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Swiss Citizen Services

Consular Affairs


What We Do

The Consular and Administrative Services Section of the Embassy and the Consulates act as links between the Swiss residing in the consular districts and their home country: they register newly-arrived Swiss citizens, issue passports and other documents of identification. They also issue visas for U.S. residents travelling to Switzerland when necessary.

Should you require additional information concerning the topics dealt with in this website, or other topics, do not hesitate to contact the responsible representation.

Tours at the White House in Washington, D.C.

The website of the White House states, that tours for non U.S. citizens are available through the respective Embassy. However, the White House has been experiencing a huge increase in the number of requests for tours and cannot honor all of them. As a consequence, tours for foreign citizens of touristic nature are not accommodated by the White House. We apologize that the Embassy of Switzerland is unable to serve you in this matter.

Tours at the Pentagon

Just like the White House, the Pentagon has been facing an ever-growing volume of requests for tours. The Pentagon encourages foreign nationals on its website to contact their respective Embassies. Unfortunately, given the multitude of daily requests being addressed to the Embassy of Switzerland as a result, the latter is unable to provide assistance in organizing Pentagon tours of a touristic nature. We apologize for this inconvenience.