Embassy of Switzerland in Kyrgyzstan

The embassy premises in Bishkek
The embassy premises in Bishkek ©FDFA

The Swiss Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic represents the Swiss Government and covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between the two countries and supervises Swiss projects implemented in Kyrgyzstan funded by two Swiss Federal Agencies – the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).

Switzerland supports Kyrgyzstan in its economic, social and political transitions. The objective of its Cooperation Programme is to promote peace and social cohesion as well as responsive and inclusive institutions and a sustainable development to improve the well-being of the population.

COVID-19 - Information on the situation

The Swiss Federal Council called on Swiss travelers (tourists and business travelers) to return home: Press release.

Travel Admin App

If you are traveling in the region as a tourist or for business purposes please register on the Swiss Travel Admin App in order to be able to locate you in case of necessity.  Make also sure to delete your registration once returned to Switzerland

Situation in the country

The state of emergency was declared in the cities of Bishkek, Osh, Jalal-Abad, Nookat, Kara-Suu districts of Osh region, Suzak district of Jalal-Abad region, Naryn, At-Bashi district of Naryn region. On May 10th the state of emergency was replaced by the situation of emergency. Many of the movement restrictions remain,  however several measures were decided for the business sector to reopen progressively in three steps (May 1st, May 10th and May 21st). In addition the curfew was lifted and road blocks within the cities removed. Road blocks around the cities remain nevertheless in place. The entrance in the country for foreigners is still not permitted and the borders, land and airport are closed.  

Consular services

The Embassy of Switzerland in Bishkek is operating normally with a reduced staff number. Please make an appointment by e-mail at bishkek@eda.admin.ch  in the case you need to come at the Embassy .

Visa

In accordance with instructions of the Schengen members states the acceptance of visa applications are suspended until June 15th 2020. For details please see the visa section

Useful links

local authorities

WHO

Swiss Federal Office of Public Health

Travel advices FDFA

Hepline FDFA

+ 41 80 024 73 65

+ 41 58 465 33 33

COVID-19: Swiss support to Kyrgyzstan

The Swiss Cooperation contributes to prevent and respond to the COVID-19 crisis in Kyrgyzstan. It provides assistance to the Kyrgyz Government and operates in close coordination with other development partners and diplomatic representations.

For more informations please click here

Important update on visa

Following the recent developments concerning the corona virus and instructions of the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration SEM,  the Embassy of Switzerland in Bishkek has  suspended the acceptance of visas for Switzerland,  the Czech Republic , Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, Poland, Estonia, France and Latvia  with immediate effect and  until further notice. 

Please visit the Website of the Embassy of Switzerland in Bishkek for updates regarding visa handlings.

Welcome

A greeting from the Ambassador of Switzerland to the Kyrgyz Republic

Strategy – Kyrgyzstan

Switzerland's strategic priorities in the local context

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

Scholarships

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists Academic Year 2019-2020

Services

Contact the responsible Swiss representation for identity papers, civil status, registration and deregistration, matters of civil status, etc...

News

Local and international news