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Search for events via date, search term or topic. You can also subscribe to the monthly events calendar. The calendar gives information about events that are organized by Swiss representations in India.
The Swiss representations are closed on the listed dates
The Swiss embassy represents Switzerland's interests in the country and provides consular services and visa support for people resident 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
The Consulate General in Mumbai provides consular services for people resident in: Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, as well as Andaman & Nicobar, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Puducherry.
The Consulate General in Mumbai does not offer any visa services. We therefore ask all our Indian guests and travelers wishing to visit the popular tourist destinations in Switzerland, to contact the Embassy of Switzerland in New Delhi for visa support.
The Consulate General in Bengaluru does not offer any visa/consular services. We therefore ask all our Indian guests and travelers wishing to visit the popular tourist destinations in Switzerland, to contact the Embassy of Switzerland in New Delhi for visa support. For all consular affairs for persons resident in: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu as well as Puducherry and Andaman & Nicobar, please contact the Consulate General in Mumbai.
The Swiss Business Hub supports small and medium-sized enterprises as well as startups with their export strategy to India and promotes Switzerland as a business location.
support Swiss representations in safeguarding Switzerland’s interests and in emergencies involving Swiss citizens abroad. In an emergency the representation responsible (embassy or consulate-general) must be contacted immediately.
The current security situation in the country
An overview of the content, and how it is kept up to date
Information for preparing your trip
Visa application procedure and applicable regulations in Switzerland
Basic rules for your stay abroad
Advice and information for travellers
How to minimise the risks
What to do in case of earthquake abroad?
Protective measures in the event of incidents involving increased levels of radioactivity
Consular protection from the local Swiss representation
Further information on foreign travel
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Information and round-the-clock assistance worldwide – travel carefree with the FDFA's new app in your pocket.
Risk of kidnapping in the Sahara and Sahel region
How many Swiss nationals live in the country and what they do
Swiss nationals who live and travel abroad are subject to which national laws and obligations?
Consulates, embassies and contacts in Switzerland
Contact the responsible Swiss representation or consulate when you want to register or unregister as a resident, when you need a new passport, have moved or wish to apply for citizenship. The entire selection of services offered can be found in the dropdown menu to the right. The contact details of the responsible Swiss representation are shown on the corresponding page.
Swiss citizens who get into difficulties abroad, also can ask for advice and help from the Swiss representative.
The magazine for the Swiss Abroad appears six times a year and provides information about what is happening at home and the activities of Swiss associations abroad. It also answers administrative questions.
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Using the FDFA’s online consular services while abroad.
The relevant Swiss representation abroad can answer any questions concerning the FDFA’s online desk.
Information on requirements to enter Switzerland and to take residence, procedure to submit an entry visa application, visa application form and fees
List of information sources and contact points with regard to entering Switzerland and residency
What you need to know about working, studying and living in Switzerland as a foreigner
Summary of general information about Switzerland and links
Switzerland's strength as one of the most successful global business locations
An overview of Swiss diplomacy and involvement on the ground
A broad overview of Swiss services compiled by the FDFA, SECO and the Swiss representations abroad
Overview of relations in education, research and innovation between Switzerland and India.
The initiative “Swiss it!” – with its luggage tag logo – will take you on a journey with a Swiss touch, building on characteristics and competencies of “the Swiss way of doing things”.
Switzerland's strategic priorities in the local context
Switzerland’s thematic priority in the field of international cooperation
Switzeland's projects searchable by date or theme
Local activities – picture galleries, publications or local newspaper articles illustrate Switzerland's activities
International cooperation is driven by the vision of a world without poverty and in peace, for sustainable development. Through four equally-important objectives, Switzerland is making a global contribution.
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Last update 22.02.2022