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As of May 01, 2012 an appointment is required. For further information, please click here

German-Swiss International School (GSIS)/French International School (FIS)

Please note that Swiss nationals have priority in these two schools for the German respectively the French stream only but not for the International streams.

The Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong

This Consulate General is Switzerland’s official representation in the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau. Its activities are based on the five foreign-policy objectives defined in the Swiss Federal Constitution. The Consulate General namely undertakes endeavours in order to:

  • safeguard the interest of the Swiss economy
  • relieve need and poverty
  • create respect for human rights and promote democracy
  • promote a peaceful coexistence among people
  • preserve the natural environment

The Consulate General of Switzerland acts as general mediator between this consular district and Switzerland and spreads information about Switzerland to the Chinese public and authorities. It is furthermore an important link between Swiss nationals in Hong Kong or Macau and the authorities at home in Switzerland. Functions that are carried out in Switzerland by local authorities (issuing passports, determining voting rights, registration of its citizens and more) are in this Consulate’s responsibility – as is the protection of the rights and interests of Swiss nationals in the event of an accident, arrest or other emergency situation.

The Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong currently employs a staff of 10 persons. It is headed by Consul General Rita Hämmerli-Weschke.

Swiss Federal Constitution

Article 54 defines the Foreign Affairs policy of Switzerland.

Switzerland in China

There are official Swiss representations in the cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong.