Embassy of Switzerland in China

The embassy premises in Beijing
The embassy premises in Beijing © FDFA

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, climate change adaptation and mitigation, international development cooperation and humanitarian aid.

The tasks of the embassy

From now on you can contact us via WeChat for all questions on consular services:

Services Swiss Embassy
ID: Swissemb

COVID-19 Pandemic

Vaccination for Swiss citizens living abroad

Situation in Switzerland

Check the website of the Swiss health authorities on the current situation in Switzerland.

Travel to Switzerland

Everyone entering Switzerland must present a completed entry form (rare exceptions may apply, please refer to art. 3 of the COVID-19 Ordinance on International Passenger Transport). It is important to fill out the electronic entry form on a computer or smartphone at the earliest 48 hours before the travel in order to receive a QR code by email. This code needs to be kept at hand for inspection upon arrival in Switzerland. The controlling authority can impose a fine if the entry form is not completed or if the information provided is false.

Graphic on the rules of entry (PDF, 358.3 kB, English)

More information on entering Switzerland, BAG

For more information about current visa restrictions for travel from China to Switzerland, consult our visa webpage or the State Secretariat for Migration SEM.

Travelling back to China

For more information on the requirements of the Chinese authorities to return to China after your stay in Switzerland, consult the webpage of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Switzerland.

If you have further questions regarding visa matters please contact us via: beijing.visa@eda.admin.ch

Consular Section (not for visas): In case of emergency, Consular services remain also available outside office hours:  

Helpline FDFA:  +41 800 247 365 or +41 58 465 33 33, helpline@eda.admin.ch

Communication of 04.11.2020 on travelling back to China (PDF, 298.2 kB, English)
Communication of 28.09.2020 on travelling back to China (PDF, 323.8 kB, English)
Media release of 31.08.2020 (PDF, 234.5 kB, English) 
Communication of 28.08.2020 on travelling back to China (PDF, 384.5 kB, English) 
Communication of 30.03.2020 (PDF, 124.9 kB, multilingual: French, German) 
Media release of 19.03.2020 (PDF, 280.7 kB, English)
Communication of 21.02.2020 (PDF, 232.3 kB, German)

Welcome

A greeting from the Ambassador

Switzerland and China

Swiss diplomacy and engagement in the fields of education, culture and the economy

Services

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

Visa – Entry to and residence in Switzerland

Information on requirements to enter Switzerland and to take residence, procedure to submit an entry visa application, visa application form and fees

Newsletter

The local representations publish newsletters containing information on culture, science and politics

News

Local and international news and events related to the country

Job vacancies

Local job vacancies and admission requirements for internship programmes