Consulate General of Switzerland in Shanghai
The Consulate General is responsible for the Swiss community living in the provinces of Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and the municipality of Shanghai. The Swiss living in and around Shanghai have regular occasions to meet and socialize at various events organised by Swiss organisations in the city. There are currently about 650 citizens registered at our Consulate General, most of them in Shanghai itself, which makes it a lively and interesting community to be part of.
On 18 March 2020, the Swiss Federal Council decided, that entry at the Schengen external borders is generally prohibited with few exceptions. Switzerland follows the practice of the other Schengen states. Until further notice, Switzerland is in general not issuing Schengen visas anymore. Schengen Visas with territorial restrictions will only be issued in exceptional cases, to specialists from the health sector for example.
Easing of restrictions from 8 June
From 8 June, the following measures will come into force for stays of more than 90 days (national visa D):
Applications to employ workers from third countries will also be processed again. Admission will be possible if the work assignment is in the public interest and, for example, is necessary to the national economic supply, or if a company urgently requires this skilled labour from an economic perspective and the work cannot be postponed or performed abroad.
Family reunification will be possible again for all persons with a permanent residence permit, a residence permit, a short stay permit or who have been temporarily admitted to Switzerland, under the usual conditions.
School pupils and students will be allowed to enter Switzerland to begin, continue or finish their studies, regardless of their nationality. This does not apply, however, to education and further training lasting less than 90 day
Please make an appointment with VFS Global to submit your national visa D application at one of our representations.
For additional information, please consult the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration SEM.
If you have further questions regarding visa matters please contact us via: email@example.com
Consular Section (not for visas): In case of emergency, Consular services remain also available outside office hours:
Message from Ambassador Bernardino Regazzoni (German)
Access to the Consulate General of Switzerland in Shanghai
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