Embassy of Switzerland in the Dominican Republic
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.
Opening hours of the Embassy of Switzerland
The Embassy of Switzerland is open from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 12:00. For Schengen visa and family reunification applications, please refer to the "Visa" section below. The Embassy can be reached during normal office hours by phone at +1 809 533 37 81 and always by e-mail
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 will also no longer issue Schengen visas. Applications for family reunification can be received starting 08th June 2020 again.
For additional information, please consult the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration SEM.
For information relating to coronavirus (COVID-19), the information and instructions of the local authorities (DGEPI) and the recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) www.who.int must be observed in particular.
DGEPI Ministerio de salud pública, Dirección General de Epidemiología (Tel.: +1809 686 9140, +1809 200 4091)
In Switzerland, the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH informs the population about the coronavirus COVID-19 and issues travel recommendations.
Measures Dominican Republic
1. From Wednesday 01.07.2020 the airports and all borders will be open
2. There will be no quarantine on entry anymore. However, a mask
obligation at the airport is obligatory. The local authorities can order
further measures such as a COVID 19 quick test, temperature
Make sure that you are registered in the "Travel Admin App" so that you can be contacted in case of an emergency.
President of the Swiss Confederation Simonetta Sommaruga: National Day 2020 greetings for the Swiss abroad
Services and visa
All consular services and visa support for people living in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis and Dominica are provided by the Regional Consular Centre Santo Domingo. Information can be found on the following website:
Warning: False information about the Swiss pension system are circulating on the web!
The Swiss representation abroad officially denies the information circulating on certain websites about alleged beneficial pensions that Latin American citizens could obtain in Switzerland. This false publicity refers to a so-called clause in the Swiss Constitution that would allow foreigners to access to high pensions. Please ignore this erroneous information that has no truthfulness. We recommend that you are being cautious about sharing your personal data with third parties.
Detailed information can be found on the Spanish page.