Embassy of Switzerland in Peru

The embassy premises in Peru
Embassy of Switzerland in Peru © FDFA

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.

The tasks of the embassy

FRIDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2021 : EMBASSY EXCEPTIONALLY CLOSED

This Friday, 24 September 2021, the Embassy of Switzerland in Peru will be exceptionally closed. We thank you for your understanding.

From Monday 27 September, the Embassy will be open during regular opening hours. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

On June 23, 2021, the Federal Council decided to lift the entry restrictions for persons from third countries who are vaccinated.

For vaccinated third-country nationals, the ordinary provisions for entry into Switzerland will apply again as of June 26, 2021. In the case of entry via another Schengen country, a Laissez Passer may still be required. We will continue to issue these only in cases of extreme necessity. Please read carefully the Covid Regulation 3 before contacting us by e-mail.

Entry restrictions continue to apply to foreign nationals who are not vaccinated and are without rights of free movement, entering from risk countries or regions and who do not belong to any of the exceptional categories of the Covid 19 Regulation 3.

To enquire which rules apply to your particular case, we advise you to consult directly the following page Travelcheck. Additional information, please consult the website of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM).

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are special rules for people entering Switzerland. Please refer to the information of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).

If you have read all the above information and still have questions, please feel free to contact us by e-mail.

 

Swiss nationals living in Peru

Embassy Services 

The embassy continues to operate, but communications are via email lima@eda.admin.ch or by phone +51 264 03 05.

  • Schengen visa applications: 

No applications for Schengen visas will be accepted. 

  • Life certificates:

From 1 May 2021, the Swiss Compensation Fund in Geneva (SAK/CSC/CSC)  will again require an official life certificate confirmed by the authorities. As this is not easily possible due to the current situation in Peru, life certificates can be confirmed by the insured persons themselves by means of your own signature (without the authorities' stamp) and a confirmation by a witness. In this case, we ask the insured persons to attach a copy of their valid passport or identity card and a witness confirmation to the certificate. A sample witness confirmation is available below. Life certificates and witness confirmations can be sent to the Swiss Compensation Fund as a PDF by e-mail or in original by regular mail.

If insured persons wish to extend the deadline for submitting the life certificate because the 90-day deadline is too close, the Swiss Compensation Office must be informed. If the document is not received within the required period, payment of the benefit will be automatically suspended.

Applications for extensions and life certificates can be sent to the following e-mail address: sedmaster@zas.admin.ch. In case of emergency, we can also be contacted by phone at +41 58 461 91 11.

 

The confirmation of the witness can be formulated as follows:

I, ............................ (surname/first name of the witness), certify that Mr/Mrs .............................. (surname/first name of the insured) is alive.

Full address of witness: .................................................................................................................................................

Date: .........................................

Signature: ..................................

More information on the confirmation of witnesses:

In principle, any person of legal age and capacity is eligible to be a witness. 

The witness confirmation must be submitted in one of the three national languages or in English, Spanish or Portuguese.

The witness confirmation should ideally be handwritten directly on the form or printed (hand-signed, of course).

General information 

The Embassy recommends that the Swiss community in Peru follow the guidelines and recommendations of the local authorities for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19. 

www.gob.pe/minsa/

www.gob.pe/institucion/minsa/campañas/699-conoce-que-es-el-coronavirus-covid-19

In Switzerland, the Federal Office of Public Health is the competent body and provides constant information on the situation in our country on its website.

Useful contacts 

  • Ministry of Health in Peru
  • Office fédéral de la santé publique: Infoline Coronavirus: +41 58 463 00 00
  • World Health Organization (WHO)

Services and visa

All consular services and visa support for residents of the countries listed below are provided by the Regional Consular Centre Andes. Information can be found on the websites concerned:

Peru – Services
Peru – Visa

Bolivia

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