Switzerland and Australia
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The Swiss embassy represents Switzerland's interests in: Australia, Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
Provides consular services and visa support for people resident in: Australie, Kiribati, Nauru, Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée, Iles Salomon, Vanuatu
support Swiss representations in safeguarding Switzerland’s interests and in emergencies involving Swiss citizens abroad. In an emergency the representation responsible (embassy or consulate-general) must be contacted immediately.
The current security situation in the country
An overview of the content, and how it is kept up to date
Information for preparing your trip
Visa application procedure and applicable regulations in Switzerland
Basic rules for your stay abroad
Advice and information for travellers
How to minimise the risks
Protective measures in the event of incidents involving increased levels of radioactivity
Consular protection from the local Swiss representation
Further information on foreign travel
Risk of abduction in the Sahara and neighbouring regions
Key data on the country, illustrated with a map
There are many options for extended stays abroad, including further education (vocational and language schools), traineeships, university studies, travelling around the world, etc.
How many Swiss nationals live in the country and what they do
Consulates, embassies and contacts in Switzerland
Step by step preparation to emigrate
Have a look at our publications and statistics on the topic of living abroad
Swissemigration provides you with documentation and general advisory services on individual countries and specific topics
Useful information for returning Swiss nationals
Get together with other Swiss nationals living abroad
The dossier is intended for people who leave Switzerland to take up permane
nt residence in another country and work abroad.
Vivre et travailler en Australie (PDF, 947.2 kB, French)
Contact the local Swiss representative or consulate when you have moved to the Consular District of this Consulate General and want to register or unregister as a resident, when you need a new passport, have moved or changed contact details or wish to apply for Swiss citizenship. The entire selection of services offered can be found in the dropdown menu to the right.
Swiss citizens who get into difficulties abroad can also ask for advice and help from the Swiss representative.
Passports- loss or theft (PDF, Number of pages 7, 1.7 MB, German)
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The magazine for the Swiss Abroad appears six times a year and provides information about what is happening at home and the activities of Swiss associations abroad. It also answers administrative questions.
Information on visa requirement, procedure to submit an entry visa application to a Swiss representation, visa application form and fees
List of information sources and contact points with regard to entering Switzerland and residency
Information on living in Switzerland for foreign nationals
Summary of general information about Switzerland and links
Switzerland's strength as one of the most successful global business locations
An overview of Swiss diplomacy and involvement on the ground
A broad overview of Swiss services compiled by the FDFA, SECO and the Swiss representations abroad
The responsible Swiss representation provides information on visa requirements and how to submit a visa application. You will also be given more details about travelling to and staying in Switzerland.
Visa & entry to Switzerland
From issuing passports to matters concerning civil status, all FDFA external representations offer a variety of services to Swiss citizens living abroad.
You will receive information on emigration, staying in the country, and everything you need to know about returning to Switzerland.
Living in Australia
Here you will find an overview of Switzerland's commitment to diplomacy, education, culture and the economy in the country.
Switzerland and Australia
The FDFA provides information on security-related issues concerning politics and crime in the country. The travel advice assesses possible risks and recommends preventative measures.
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