Consulate General of Switzerland in Montreal

The Consulate General of Switzerland in Montreal, ©FDFA

Welcome message

A greeting from the Consul General


Important COVID-19 related information

For all current information, refer to our COVID-19 page.

Traveling to Switzerland - important update

If I am entitled to enter Switzerland, do I need to go into quarantine? Yes, until further notice. See updates by the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH.

For further information, consult our Q&A here.

Personal visit to the Consulate General

In view of the current situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Consulate General had to adapt its activities and reduce public access until further notice to comply with social distancing measures. 

Consular services are available, but for urgent and essential cases and by appointment only. Please make sure to book an appointment by email prior to visiting the Consulate General. 

Only people (no accompanying persons) with an appointment may enter the building. As per Quebec’s governmental regulations, wearing a mask is mandatory.

File processing times

Due to the current situation, the Consulate General had to adapt its work organization. This may result in longer processing times. We apologize for any delays and thank you for your understanding.

Life and civil status certificate

Important: new submission procedure as of May 1st 2021,  the details are described here.

Visa & entry to Switzerland

Visa requirements, the filing of visa applications, forms and visa costs, and information about living in Switzerland


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


The Consulates General of Switzerland in Montreal and Vancouver publish newsletters to inform about developments or events.

Swiss clubs

Clubs give the opportunity to exchange views with the Swiss living in Canada. They organize many Swiss-related events every year.

Swiss Canadian Benevolent Society (SCBS): Scholarships 2021/2022

The SCBS awards scholarships in the amount of CAD 1,000 each, to students of Swiss nationality or of proven Swiss origin residing in Quebec. These scholarships are attributed to selected applicants, enrolled or considering enrollment in a post-secondary program, in the field of their choice, in a recognized educational institution. Interested individuals may request an application form from the SCBS by email and must submit the completed form directly to the SCBS by August 31st 2021. 

Sponsors of the cultural magazine "Horizon"
  • Nespresso
  • A.Vogel
  • Mirabaud
  • Alfid – Property Management
  • Chocolats Suisses
  • FML - Avocats
  • La Chambre de Commerce Canado - Suisse (Québec) Inc.
  • Les Belles Soirées de l’Université de Montréal
  • LETTE - Avocats