Consular and Administrative Services Section

The Consular and Administrative Services Section acts as a link between the Swiss residing in the Embassy's consular district and their home country: it registers newly-arrived Swiss citizens, issues passports and other documents of identification and provides assistance to Swiss tourists in need.

Furthermore, the Section issues visas for residents of the Republic of India and Kingdom of Bhutan. The section also fulfils the administrative functions within the Embassy's operations.

The consular district of the Swiss Embassy in New Delhi includes residents in: Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Orissa, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal, Sikkim, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Assam, Tripura, Jammu & Kashmir (UT), Ladakh (UT), Haryana, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh (UT), Lakshadweep (UT), Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Kingdom of Bhutan.

We deal with the following areas in particular:

  1. Registration of Swiss nationals residing abroad and military service check
  2. Issuing passports and ID cards
  3. Translation/certification of registry office records for entry into the family register of the home canton
  4. Exercising political rights
  5. Confirmations, certifications, translations of signatures/documents where a Swiss interest exists
  6. Nationality issues; processing applications for naturalisation under the simplified procedure
  7. Welfare services for Swiss nationals residing abroad
  8. Personal, family and inheritance matters
  9. Consular protection: assistance with lost passports, repatriations, support and assistance in the event of arrest, accident or other emergency