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Switzerland’s foreign policy
Switzerland’s policy on Europe
Development and cooperation
Switzerland’s contribution to the enlarged EU
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Local and international news
Information about science, technology, education and innovation in Asia, Australia and Switzerland
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The Swiss representations are closed on the listed dates
Local job vacancies and admission requirements for internship programmes
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
What aspects require special attention when travelling abroad or going to another country to study a language, study at an educational institution, or work as an au pair?
How many Swiss nationals live in the country and what they do
Swiss nationals who live and travel abroad are subject to which national laws and obligations?
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
A selection of websites explaining how Switzerland is structured and how it functions, providing you with the information you will need to form an opinion and exercise your political rights from overseas
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 permanent residence in another country and work abroad.
Dossier: Living and working in Australia (PDF, Number of pages 30, 857.5 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.
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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
What you need to know about working, studying and living in Switzerland as a foreigner
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.
entry to Switzerland
From issuing passports to matters concerning civil status, all FDFA
external representations offer a variety of services to Swiss citizens
You will receive information on emigration, staying in the country,
and everything you need to know about returning to Switzerland.
Here you will find an overview of Switzerland's commitment to
diplomacy, education, culture and the economy in the country.
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.