Embassy of Switzerland in Ghana
About the Embassy of Switzerland in Accra
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.
Visits via appointment only
As of June 8th, long-term “D” student visa and family reunion applications, over 90 days, can be submitted to the Embassy by appointment only, to be requested by email : firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all consular affairs (passport, civil status/family reunions, legalization, etc.), please contact the Embassy by email first: email@example.com for detailed information and to set up an appointment.
Visa: Recommendations for travelers as of 6 July 2020.
Many countries, including Switzerland, are adapting their entry rules in line with the current epidemiological situation. For additional information, please consult the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration SEM.
Coronavirus - Urgent notice
Ghana and Togo have closed all Land, Air and Sea borders. For Ghana, these closures do not affect cargo and goods.
Swiss travellers abroad should register on the "Travel Admin App”
The Federal Council is calling on Swiss travellers to return home quickly. In order to better support those who are still blocked abroad, they should register on the "Travel Admin App" of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA.
Please find further information here
Coronavirus: Quarantine upon entry into Switzerland from certain areas
On July 1, 2020, the Federal Council took various measures to prevent a new wave of coronavirus. In view of the increasing volume of travel and the rising number of new infections since mid-June, the Federal Council decided that travelers from certain areas will have to quarantine. The corresponding decree with the list of the countries can be found here (French): Decree
Togo and Benin
The French authorities have confirmed that the representation agreement for Schengen visas has been suspended. Therefore visa applicants from Togo and Benin can no longer submit their files to the French embassies in Lomé and Cotonou nor with the Swiss Embassy in Accra or via VFS Global.
It is no longer possible to obtain a visa from the Swiss Embassy in Accra or via VFS Global.
Visa questions for Belgium should be addressed to the Belgian Embassy in Abidjan.
Important notice: Swiss in Ghana, Benin and Togo
Please see important travel advice for the following countries:
For information related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) kindly consult the information and directives of the local authorities (for Ghana Hotline tel. 055 2222 004, 055 2222 005, 050 9497 700, 027 737 14 06 and 024 078 62 63) and the recommendations of the World Health Organization WHO
In Togo: 111, +228 2222 2073 or +228 9167 4242.
In Benin: 95 36 11 07, 51 02 00 00, 51 04 00 00.
On state level, the Federal Office of Public Health of Switzerland FOPH informs in regards to the Novel Coronavirus and publishes travel advice accordingly.
The Travel Advice FDFA (in German, French and Italian) offers travelers basic information for travel preparation by informing on possible risks and certain precautions. They are to be considered as a complementary source of information.
Visa for Latvia
Schengen states have currently suspended representing each other in visa matters.
Therefore the Swiss Embassy in Accra is unable to process visa applications for Latvia until further notice.