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FDFA Directorate of Political Affairs


Bundeshaus West
3003 Bern

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Consular activities and Visa

Last update 26.01.2022

  • The SDC implements the Federal Council's foreign policy strategy in the areas of humanitarian aid, development cooperation and cooperation with Eastern Europe, as well as in regional and global cooperation.

  • The Consular Directorate ensures the optimum level of public service for Swiss nationals abroad. The FDFA Helpline takes calls round the clock. (+41 800 24 7 365 or +41 58 465 33 33)

  • The Directorate of Public International Law ensures that Switzerland fulfils its obligations and is pro-active around the world in promoting respect for and the further development of international law.

  • The Directorate for Resources manages the FDFA's human, financial, logistical, IT and other resources as a centre of expertise and as a service provider.