Switzerland and the United States of America
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Experience Switzerland at events in your region
Stay informed about Swiss-US interests and relations in the fields of innovation, science and technology, economic affairs, democracy, the arts and lifestyle
Discover interviews of special guests visiting the Embassy.
Speeches by the Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States of America
Find a collection of articles in U.S. media exploring different aspects of Switzerland
News and press releases of the FDFA
Job openings and internship programs at Swiss representations in the United States of America.
The Swiss representations are closed on the listed dates
Represents Switzerland’s interests in the United States of America and provides services to Swiss nationals in the District of Columbia (DC), the States of Delaware (DE), Illinois (IL), Indiana (IN), Iowa (IA), Kansas (KS), Kentucky (KY), Maryland (MD), Missouri (MO), Nebraska (NE), Virginia (VA), West Virginia (WV), as well as in the Insular Areas of the United States of Northern Mariana Islands (MP), Guam (GU).
Represents Switzerland’s interests in New York and provides services to Swiss nationals in the States of New York (NY), New Jersey (NJ), Massachusetts (MA), Pennsylvania (PA), Connecticut (CT), Wisconsin (WI), Ohio (OH), Michigan (MI), Minnesota (MN), New Hampshire (NH), Vermont (VT), Maine (ME), Rhode Island (RI), Puerto Rico (PR), Bermuda (BDA), South Dakota (SD), North Dakota (ND), U.S. Virgin Isl. (VI).
Represents Switzerland’s interests in Atlanta and provides services to Swiss nationals in the States of Alabama (AL), Arkansas (AR), Florida (FL), Georgia (GA), Louisiana (LA), Mississippi (MS), North Carolina (NC), South Carolina (SC), Oklahoma (OK), Tennessee (TN), Texas (TX), and the Cayman Islands
Represents Switzerland’s interests in Los Angeles
Represents Switzerland’s interests in San Francisco and provides services to Swiss nationals in the States of California (CA), Alaska (AK), Arizona (AZ), Colorado (CO), Hawaii (HI), Idaho (ID), Montana (MT), Nevada (NV), New Mexico (NM), Oregon (OR), Utah (UT), Washington (WA), and Wyoming (WY)
support Swiss representations in safeguarding Switzerland’s interests and in emergencies involving Swiss citizens abroad. In an emergency the representation responsible (embassy or consulate-general) must be contacted immediately.
The current security situation in the country
An overview of the content, and how it is kept up to date
Information for preparing your trip
Visa application procedure and applicable regulations in Switzerland
Basic rules for your stay abroad
Advice and information for travellers
How to minimise the risks
What to do in case of earthquake abroad?
Protective measures in the event of incidents involving increased levels of radioactivity
Consular protection from the local Swiss representation
Further information on foreign travel
Risk of abduction in the Sahara and neighbouring regions
Swissemigration provides you with documentation and general advisory services on individual countries and specific topics
What aspects require special attention when travelling abroad or going to another country to study a language, study at an educational institution, or work as an au pair?
Step by step preparation to emigrate
Useful information for returning Swiss nationals
Have a look at our publications and statistics on the topic of living abroad
How many Swiss nationals live in the country and what they do
Get together with other Swiss nationals living abroad
Swiss nationals who live and travel abroad are subject to which national laws and obligations?
A selection of websites explaining how Switzerland is structured and how it functions, providing you with the information you will need to form an opinion and exercise your political rights from overseas
Consulates, embassies and contacts in Switzerland
The dossier is intended for people who leave Switzerland to take up permanent residence in another country and work abroad.
Dossier: Living and working in the USA (PDF, Number of pages 37, 887.4 kB, French)
Please contact the Embassy of Switzerland or the Consulate General of Switzerland which is in charge for your place of residence *) when you want to register or unregister as a resident, when you need a new Swiss passport or Swiss identity card, have moved or wish to apply for Swiss citizenship. The entire selection of services offered can be found in the dropdown list to the right.
Swiss citizens who get into difficulties abroad, also can ask for advice and help from their Swiss representation.
*) You can find out which Swiss representation is in charge for your place of residence by clicking on the tab "Representations" in the grey ribbon above.
The magazine for the Swiss Abroad appears six times a year and provides information about what is happening at home and the activities of Swiss associations abroad. It also answers administrative questions.
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Using the FDFA’s online consular services while abroad.
The relevant Swiss representation abroad can answer any questions concerning the FDFA’s online desk.
Information on requirements to enter Switzerland and to take residence, procedure to submit an entry visa application, visa application form and fees
List of information sources and contact points with regard to entering Switzerland and residency
What you need to know about working, studying and living in Switzerland as a foreigner
Summary of general information about Switzerland and links
Switzerland's strength as one of the most successful global business locations
The U.S. is a major partner of Switzerland in all respects. The relations between Switzerland and the United States of America are extremely rich, diverse and long-standing.
Switzerland and the United States are also tightly connected through intensive cross-border investments. The U.S. is Switzerland's most important destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) and Switzerland ranks as the sixth largest foreign investor in America.
According to the Federal Constitution, the goal of Swiss foreign policy is ensuring Switzerland’s independence and security and promoting the nation’s welfare. Through its foreign policy, Switzerland also makes a contribution to the alleviation of need and poverty in the world, the respect for human rights and the promotion of democracy as well as to the peaceful coexistence of peoples and the conservation of natural resources.
Small country, big science: learn more about Switzerland’s research landscape, its policies and programs, and international cooperation in science, higher education, and innovation.
Discover Switzerland’s cultural footprint in the US trough the arts, literature, cinema, the digital sphere and language.
Swissemigration issues various publications (country guides and information) and statistics on various topics:
What is important when emigrating to another country? Read our guides if you plan to live and work or retire abroad.
Consult the FDFA’s guide «Advice for Swiss Nationals Abroad» and country information on the main emigration destinations.
Our statistics provide information on the most popular emigration destinations and the largest Swiss communities abroad.
From questions ranging how to go about re-entering the country, registering with the local authorities and looking for a job: The guide «Returning to Switzerland» provides answers to returning Swiss citizens.
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Last update 27.11.2017