Embassy of Switzerland in the United Arab Emirates
As the official representation of Switzerland, the Embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between the two countries. It represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic, financial and legal affairs, as well as science, education and culture.
EFTA-GCC Free Trade Agreement
As of July 1, 2015, the EFTA-GCC Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is being implemented.
For further information, please see the Factsheet of the EFTA-GCC Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
Visa Waiver Agreement for UAE Nationals
On May 6, 2015, the United Arab Emirates and the European Union signed a short-stay visa waiver agreement (visa-free travel for citizens of the United Arab Emirates when travelling to the Schengen member countries).
Consular Services and Visa Applications in the UAE
A) All consular services and matters for Swiss nationals are carried out by the Embassy of Switzerland in Abu Dhabi with competence for all seven Emirates.
B) All Schengen visa applications are handled by VFS Dubai and VFS Abu Dhabi. Please click here.
For long stay visa please click here.