The FDFA provides information only on a periodic basis and does not guarantee the accuracy or comprehensiveness of the information provided. Article 5 of the Swiss Abroad Act stipulates that every individual shall exercise personal responsibility when planning or undertaking a stay abroad or when working abroad.

Photo of the Great Barrier Reef taken from above.
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest contiguous collection of over 3000 individual coral reefs on earth. It has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World. © Unsplash

Swiss nationals wanting to enter Australia for any purpose need to apply for a visa in advance. Visitors to Australia can check the visa conditions through the Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) portal or myVEVO mobile app. The procedures for issuing visas are described in detail and exemptions are not normally available. You are therefore advised to adhere strictly to the official rules and not to travel to Australia on a visitor visa in the hope of later obtaining permanent residency.


Portal Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) (en)

myVEVO mobile app for Android Gogle Play Swizerland (en)

myVEVO mobile app for iPhone  App Store Switzerland (en)

Australia's diplomatic and consular representations are responsible for issuing official information regarding visa and travel requirements.

Visa for Argentina

Registration with the Swiss representation abroad 


Swiss nationals who are relocating abroad must register with the competent Swiss representation (embassy or consulate) abroad. They must do so within 90 days of the date on which they deregistered from their last commune of residence in Switzerland. You can register directly at the representation or via the online desk. To register as a Swiss citizen abroad, you need a valid passport (or a valid ID), a deregistration certificate and, if you have one, a certificate of origin.


Registration is free of charge. Registering will enable the Swiss authorities to contact you in an emergency and facilitate speedier processing of administrative matters such as issuing an identity or civil status document. Registering is also a good way to stay in touch with Switzerland. Swiss citizens who are registered with a Swiss representation abroad receive the Swiss Review – the magazine for the Swiss community abroad – free of charge. If you are over 18, you can also register to vote on initiatives and in referendums and elections in Switzerland.

Vaccination and health

The Healthy Travel website provides vaccination recommendations and up-to-date information on infectious diseases. Please check vaccination recommendations before you travel.


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