Dear reader, dear compatriot:

It is a pleasure to welcome you to the website of the Embassy of Switzerland.

Whether you are a Swiss tourist visiting Norway, a Swiss citizen residing in this State or the representative of a Swiss company interested or involved in this country, here you will find interesting information on some facets of the friendly and long-lasting relations between Switzerland and the Kingdom of Norway.

You will note that, as the official mission of Switzerland in Norway, the Embassy has wide-ranging competences. It strives to maintain and develop existing ties, to further bilateral cooperation and to promote and protect the interests of Switzerland and of its citizens. You will also discover that the Embassy pursues similar objectives in the Republic of Iceland. However, its competences do not include consular services and the Defense Attaché accredited to Norway is posted in Stockholm.

Consular services are provided by the Regional Consular Center in Stockholm. Persons concerned with consular matters are invited to contact the center directly by clicking here. The link consular services provides information on consular matters, such as passports and identity cards, civil status affairs, political rights and legalizations. It also advises of how the Embassy or the Swiss honorary consulates in Norway and Iceland can support Swiss citizens in case of need. Under visa and entry to Switzerland, the Swiss regulations relevant to this field are described.

This site is also an entrance door for those interested in Switzerland. Thanks to links to Swiss authorities or institutions and to the Swiss federal administration, access is given to a variety of constantly updated information on Switzerland and to concise answers to the most frequently asked questions.

I hope that you will enjoy your visit on this site and I invite you to submit to us (oslo@eda.admin.ch) your possible comments, ideas, suggestions or wishes. Your feedback will help us to improve the flow of information and to assist you better. Please, do not hesitate to contact us in case you wish further assistance from the Embassy.

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Alain-Denis Henchoz

Ambassador of Switzerland to Norway and Iceland