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Consul General Beatrice Schaer
Consul General Beatrice Schaer © FDFA

Welcome to the official website of the Consulate General of Switzerland in Istanbul

The Consulate General represents Swiss interests and is responsible for the visa service in Türkiye. Our visa section processes over 19.000 visa applications yearly.

The Swiss Business Hub Türkiye is part of the Consulate General and offers tailor-made support for Swiss businesses. It is dedicated to promote exports to Türkiye and investments in Switzerland. There are around 300 Swiss companies established in the country. Besides business and economy, the Consulate General is focusing on the promotion of good relations in the fields of innovation, education, tourism and culture.

The Consulate General is the main service provider for the Swiss community abroad, which counts around 5000 citizens, by offering consular assistance and many other services. With our additional four Consular posts in Antalya, Gaziantep, Izmir and Mersin, Switzerland is well established in Türkiye. Connect with us through the app SwissInTouch and follow us on Instagram!

I look forward to further strengthen the good relationship between Switzerland and Türkiye and to contribute to the bilateral relations of the two countries.

Beatrice Schaer

Consul General of Switzerland