Embassy of Switzerland in Senegal

Travelling to Switzerland

From 2 May 2022, the normal entry requirements for Switzerland will apply again and currently there are no pandemic-related entry restrictions.

All information about entering Switzerland is available on the website of the State Secretariat for Migration

Making an appointment at www.swiss-visa.ch and filling in the visa application form are free of charge. Please expect long waiting times.

Beware of visa scams

Please be aware that visa  scams exist Fraudulent companies offer websites that claim to offer assistance in obtaining a visa and charge a fee for providing information. Only the Embassy's website is authoritative, and only the Embassy has the authority to decide whether to issue a visa. The Embassy provides you with free visa application forms and informs on procedures without any charges.

The fees for a Swiss visa are paid in cash only at the counter of the Embassy and the visa applicant must appear in person.

For more information: Swiss Crime Prevention

The embassy premises in Dakar
Embassy of Switzerland in Dakar © 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



A greeting from the Ambassador

Switzerland and Senegal

Swiss diplomacy and engagement in the fields of education, culture and the economy


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

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


Local and international news and events related to the country


List of partners supporting our projects.

Detailed information can be found on the French page.