Embassy of Switzerland in Democratic Republic of Congo

Ambasciata di Svizzera nel Repubblica democratica Congo
Ambasciata di Svizzera nel Repubblica democratica Congo ©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

Further to the closure of the" Schengen House", that is to say the “Maison Schengen” in Kinshasa, the number of appointments to obtain a Schengen visa  has increased drastically. Therefore , the waiting time to take an appointment is approximately 12 weeks. It is important to remind you that the Swiss Embassy in Kinshasa does not represent any other Schengen country.


A greeting from the Ambassador

Switzerland and the Democratic Republic of Congo

Swiss diplomacy and engagement in the fields of education, culture and the economy


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


The Swiss embassy publishes a newsletter containing information on culture, science and politics


Local and international news and events related to the country

Detailed information can be found on the French page.