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Helpline FDFA

The Helpline FDFA deals as central contact point with matters relating to consular services.

365 days a year
around the clock

Tel. from Switzerland:
0800 24-7-365
Tel. from abroad:
+41 800 24-7-365
Fax: +41 31 322 78 66

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http://www.eda.admin.ch/eda/en/home/serv/form.html Contact form
http://www.eda.admin.ch/eda/en/home/dfa/orgcha/sectio/condir/sercit/hlplne.html Helpline FDFA

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The FDFA HelpLine is the contact point for any suggestions you may have concerning the administrative aspects of the Consular Services of our missions abroad. Consular Services are responsible for the following services:

  • Issuing visas
  • Transmission of foreign civil status documents
  • Issuing I.D. papers (Swiss passports and I.D. cards)
  • Registration
  • Authentications, confirmations, and certifications
  • Questions concerning citizenship
  • Lost and found property
  • Deposited documents and valuables
  • Fee collection

For assistance abroad (Consular Protection) and travel recommendations, please select the following link:

Travel recommendations (in German, French and Italian only)