Switzerland and Canada
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Switzerland’s foreign policy
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The Swiss representations are closed on the listed dates
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Local job vacancies and admission requirements for internship programmes
The Swiss embassy represents Switzerland's interests in Canada and is also responsible for the diplomatic relations with the Bahamas
Represents Switzerland’s interests and provides services to citizens of Switzerland and citizens of the Principality of Liechtenstein in the provinces of Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut territory as well as the Bahamas
Represents Switzerland’s interests and provides services to citizens of Switzerland and citizens of the Principality of Liechtenstein in the provinces of British-Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan as well as the Northwest and the Yukon territories
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
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
Swiss nationals who live and travel abroad are subject to which national laws and obligations?
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
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
The dossier is intended for people who leave Switzerland to take up permanent residence in another country and work abroad.
Dossier: Vivre et travailler au Canada (PDF, Number of pages 33, 878.0 kB, French)
Contact the responsible Swiss representation or consulate when you want to register or unregister as a resident, when you need a new passport, have moved or wish to apply for citizenship. The entire selection of services offered can be found in the dropdown menu to the right. The contact details of the responsible Swiss representation are shown on the corresponding page.
Swiss citizens who get into difficulties abroad, also can ask for advice and help from the Swiss representative.
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.
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With the online desk you have the possibility to access consular services, such as registering in the Swiss Abroad Register, notifications of changes of civil status, changes of address.
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
How Switzerland and the country work together on education
There are currently no employment or internship vacancies at the Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver. Applications are not being accepted at this time.
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Last update 30.01.2017