Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver
Quarantine in Switzerland
IMPORTANT: As of October 12th, anyone entering Switzerland from Canada will be required to quarantine for a period of 10 consecutive days immediately upon arrival in Switzerland.
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Visit to the Consulate
Consular services are available, but for urgent and essential cases and by appointment only. Wearing a facial-mask is recommended.
Life Certificate for the Swiss pension AHV/AVS
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Swiss Compensation Office (SCO) in Geneva is now accepting – and until the end of 2020 – the life certificate, filled out and signed by the insured Swiss abroad, together with a copy of a valid identity document (with photo). The documents can be sent to the Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver, which will then forward them to the competent office in Geneva.
A scan of the life certificate (both sides) along with the copy of a valid identity document (with photo) can also be sent directly to the SCO. Insured Foreign Nationals should have the life certificate legalized by a local authority before sending it to the Consulate, or, as stated above, sending it to the SCO.
Applicants for visas to Germany, Liechtenstein and Slovenia: Please go to the the website Visa & Entry to Switzerland. All the information under the section "Schengen visas" apply to you as well.
Please mind, due to COVID-19, visa applications for Austria, Finland, Hungary and Spain can currently not be accepted.
Important Information in Case of an Emergency
Online registration when travelling abroad: Travel Admin
Specific information on the Provinces covered by this Consulate General