Embassy of Switzerland in Canada

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President of the Swiss Confederation Simonetta Sommaruga: National Day 2020 greetings for the Swiss abroad

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COVID-19

Given the current circumstances, our operational capacity is limited. In order to maintain social distancing please limit your visits to the Embassy to appointments that have been approved. 

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Traveling to Switzerland

Swiss citizens must hold a valid Swiss passport or Swiss identity card to enter Switzerland from Canada.

Persons wishing to enter Switzerland from an EU/EFTA state or from third countries, such as Canada, remain subject to strict entry restrictions, with certain exceptions. For additional information, please consult the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration: FAQ entry restrictions

Follow the recommendations of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA: What does the FDFA advise

 

Quarantine in Switzerland

A person who has been in close contact with someone infected with coronavirus must place themselves in quarantine after consultation with the relevant cantonal service. For additional information, please refer to the webpage of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH): Isolation and quarantine

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Traveling to Canada

For information on Canadian measures regarding the conditions of entry into Canada please visit: Government of Canada  

The practical aspects of the implementation of these measures fall within the competence of the Canadian authorities.

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Life Certificate

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Swiss Compensation Office (SCO) in Geneva is now accepting the life certificate, filled out and signed by the insured person, accompanied by a copy of a valid piece of identification (with photo). The certificate thus completed can be sent to the Embassy of Switzerland which will then forward it to the competent office in Geneva.

A scan of the life certificate (both sides) can also be sent, accompanied by a copy of a valid piece of identification (with photo), directly to the SCO at the following email address: sedmaster@zas.admin.ch

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For information related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) kindly consult the information and directives of the local authorities and the recommendations of the World Health Organisation WHO.

Health Canada

WHO

In Switzerland, the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) informs in regards to the Novel Coronavirus and publishes travel advice accordingly.

FOPH

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

FDFA Travel Advice

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Travel Admin App

Swiss travelers abroad should register on the "Travel Admin App". Please make sure to download the application and to register your travel.

Travel Admin App

More information: Press release of the Federal Council (19.03.2020)

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For urgent requests, kindly contact the FDFA Helpline (Tel. +41 800 24-7-365 / +41 58 465 33 33) or contact your representation directly.

Helpline 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.

The tasks of the embassy

Welcome

A greeting from the Ambassador of Switzerland

Switzerland and Canada

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 Consulate general of Switzerland in Montreal publishes a newsletter addressed to Swiss citizens

News

Local and international news and events related to the country

Who is who

  • Salome Meyer, Ambassador
  • Anja Zobrist Rentenaar, Deputy Head of Mission
  • Bernardo Rutschi, First Secretary
  • Eros Robbiani, Head of Swiss Business Hub Canada, Montreal 
  • Dr. Urs Obrist, Senior Science and Technology Counsellor
  • Daniel Baumgartner, Lieutenant General; Defence, Military, Naval & Air Attaché, Washington DC
  • Sandro Longoni, Lieutenant Colonel; Deputy Defence, Military, Naval & Air Attaché, Washington DC