Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine

The FDFA advises against all travel to Ukraine.

The FDFA recommends that Swiss nationals in Ukraine leave the country by their own means if this appears possible and safe. Otherwise, it is recommended to stay in a safe place. Follow the instructions of the local authorities and take the necessary precautions.

Two and a half months after the temporary closure, Switzerland is reopening its embassy in Ukraine: five FDFA staff will return to Kyiv over the next few days. This decision is based on an in-depth analysis of the security situation in the Ukrainian capital. 

Press release

 

Swiss nationals who need assistance can contact the FDFA Helpline by e-mail or telephone. Please inform the Helpline when you leave the country or when you move to a different location in Ukraine.

Switzerland has limited or no means of providing emergency assistance.

Stay in contact with your relatives and with the Swiss Embassy in Kyiv. We are available for you by e-mail kyiv@eda.admin.ch and provide all services within the scope of current possibilities.

Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine, Kyiv
Building of the Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine, Kyiv © FDFA

The tasks of the Embassy

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 and financial affairs, legal arrangements, science, education and culture.

Visa

Switzerland is reopening the Embassy in Kyiv, however Visa applications shall be still submitted to the Embassy of Switzerland in Bucharest who is currently competent for issuing visas.

Please contact the Regional Consular Centre South East Europe in Bucharest

 

Protection status S for refugees from war

Switzerland helps persons in need of protection who have fled Ukraine - with protection status S (no quota)

All questions regarding protection status S can be found on the website of the SEM Swiss Migration Secretariat (also in Ukrainian).

We would like to point out that the information that refugees with protection status S receive a monthly payment of CHF 1,600 in Switzerland is a false report. Switzerland treats persons in need of protection similarly to other Schengen countries.

Welcome

A greeting from the Ambassador

Switzerland and Ukraine

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

Services

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

News

Local and international news and events related to the country

Partners

List of partners supporting our projects.