Embassy of Switzerland in the United Arab Emirates

Swiss Embassy in Abu Dhabi
The embassy premises in Abu Dhabi © 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



Welcome to the website of the Embassy of Switzerland, a gateway for citizens and residents of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates

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


Contact the Swiss representation in Abu Dhabi when you want to register or unregister as a resident, when you need a new passport, have moved or wish to apply for citizenship. The entire selection of services offered can be found in the dropdown menu to the right. The contact details of the responsible Swiss representation are shown on the corresponding page. Swiss citizens who get into difficulties abroad, also can ask for advice and help from the Swiss representation in Abu Dhabi.


Local and international news and events related to the country

Visa Waiver Agreement for UAE Nationals

On May 6, 2015, the United Arab Emirates and the European Union signed a short-stay visa waiver agreement (visa-free travel for citizens of the United Arab Emirates when travelling to the Schengen member countries).

Further information

Consular Services and Visa Applications in the UAE

A) All consular services and matters for Swiss nationals are carried out by the Embassy of Switzerland in Abu Dhabi with competence for all seven Emirates.

Further information

B) Appointments for the submission of short stay visa applications C and long stay applications D  are handled by our Outsourcing-Partner VFS Global. Please click here.