Consulate General of Switzerland in Atlanta

2014-Atlanta-GeneralkonsulatConsulate General of Switzerland in Atlanta © FDFA

Given the current circumstances, our operational capacity is limited. Consular services will continue to be available for urgent and essential cases. In order to maintain social distancing please limit your visit to the Consulate General to appointments that have been approved.

COVID-19 Information for the USA

On March 16, 2020, the Swiss Federal called for all Swiss travelling abroad to return to their country of residence.

The Department of Foreign Affairs does not plan any evacuation flights from the United States to Europe. Presently, several airlines continue to offer flights from the USA to Switzerland and Europe. As the flight offerings change frequently, please contact the airline or your travel agent directly to book or change your return flight.  See current flight information (PDF, 55.9 kB, English)

Swiss citizens living in the United States of America are NOT mandated to return to Switzerland. The decision as to whether or not to travel to Switzerland is at your own discretion and your own personal responsibility. Swiss citizens must travel with a valid Swiss passport in order to enter Switzerland. Dual citizens should be aware that U.S. citizens are required by law to enter and leave the United States with a U.S. passport.

For travels to or via the United States, only the U.S. authorities can give you the necessary information.  Please consult the following websites:
US Embassy in Berne
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC

For urgent requests, contact the FDFA Helpline (Tel. +41 800 24-7-365/ +41 58 465 33 33) or your Swiss representation in the USA (Washington, Atlanta, New York or San Francisco).

Helpline FDFA  

For information related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) consult the information and directives of the local authorities and the recommendations of the World Health Organization WHO.

CDC
WHO

In Switzerland, the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) provides information about the new coronavirus.  

FOPH

The Travel Advice Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland (FDFA) offers travelers basic information by informing on possible risks and certain precautions (in German, French and Italian). They are to be considered as a complementary source of information.
FDFA Travel Advice

Visa & entry to Switzerland

Visa requirements, the filing of visa applications, forms and visa costs, and information about living in Switzerland

Services

Contact the responsible Swiss representation for identity papers, civil status, registration and deregistration, matters of civil status, etc...

News

News and press releases of the FDFA

General Information

Visa appointments:

The waiting time for an appointment may be up to 5 weeks, especially during the high season in summer or during the holiday season. Applicants are therefore advised to book their appointments as early as possible. Making an appointment is free of charge.

Payment:

Payments are accepted in cash, all major credit cards (except American Express) and money orders. Fees payable in USD only. Visa applicants also have the option to pay online (www.swiss-visa.ch).

Shipping documents:

It is recommended that important documents (passports, official papers, visa applications) are mailed with a carrier with a tracking number.