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We hope you and your family are well and not affected by the typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.
Please let us know your status and that of any other Swiss citizen in your region. If you need help, we will try to assist you in whichever way possible for us. You can call the helpline of the DFAE in Berne +41 800 24-7-365, operating around the clock.
If you are looking for someone you can also consult the following tracing services.
Swiss citizens who have found other Swiss citizens via these tracing services please contact the Helpline of the DFAE in Berne.
Government website listing reported missing/deceased/injured
Red Cross – Tracing Services for Haiyan
Google Person Finder
Embassy of Switzerland
Tel.: +63 2 845 45 45
Emergency number (on duty officer)
Introduction of the VIS
On 11 October 2011 the Schengen member states introduced the Visa Information System (VIS). The VIS will also be used to store the biometric data (10 fingerprints and the facial image) of the visa applicants. The diplomatic representations of the Schengen member states will be gradually connected to the system region by region.
Along with the connection to the VIS on 14 November 2013 all diplomatic representations of the Schengen member states in the Philippines have to capture the biometric data of persons applying for a Schengen visa. An information leaflet of the European Union relating to the introduction of the VIS and the capture of biometric data can be found below.
Flyer (pdf, 909 Kb)
August 9, 2013: Eid el Fit
August 21, 2013: Ninoy Aquino Day
August 26, 2013: National Heroes Day
November 1, 2013: All Saints Day
December 24, 2013: Christmas Eve
December 25, 2013: Christmas
December 26, 2013: Stephan Day
December 30, 2013: Rizal Day
December 31, 2013: New Year Eve
January 01, 2014: New Year
April 09, 2014: Araw ng Kagitingan
April 17, 2014: Maundy Thursday
April 28, 2014: Good Friday
May 01, 2014: Labor Day
June 09, 2014: Pentecost
June 12, 2014: Independence Day
July 28, 2014: Eid El Fitr (to be confirmed)
August 21, 2014: Nino Aquino Day
August 25, 2014: National Heroes Day
December 24, 2014: Christmas Eve
December 25, 2014: Christmas
December 26, 2014: Boxing Day
December 30, 2014: Rizal Day
December 31, 2014: New Years Eve