Services and publications

Services for Swiss nationals abroad

Need help in an emergency? Looking to report a change in civil status? The FDFA provides information and consular services to Swiss nationals living abroad.

Lecture service

FDFA specialists come to you – an offer to schools, associations and other institutions


New releases, specialist publications and brochures to download or order

Protocol and visits

The FDFA is in charge of organising official ceremonies, particularly visits made by heads of state and government representatives to Switzerland.

Parliamentary procedural requests

Parliamentary requests on Switzerland's position during the Second World War and its relations with the Middle East and South Africa

Swiss Government Travel Centre

The contact in the Federal Administration for business trips

Access to official documents

The procedure for obtaining access to official documents in accordance with the transparency principle

Notification system for residents' register offices

Information on notifications of departures and returns by residents' register offices to the FDFA via eVera, the electronic administrative network for Swiss nationals residing abroad.


The FDFA awards mandates to individuals or organisations with specialist expertise for the implementation of specific projects or activities. Mandates and individual institutional consulting mandates are put out for public tender in accordance with the legal requirements

Swiss Maritime Navigation Office (SMNO)

Information on the role of the merchant fleet that the FDFA oversees through the Swiss Maritime Navigation Office, in Basel; registration authority for sea-going yachts and small craft that are used on rivers outside the country and in coastal waters