Consulate General of Switzerland in Istanbul

Visa information for residents of Turkey and Iraq

Information on visa requirement, procedure to submit an entry visa application to a Swiss representation and visa application form


Contact the responsible Swiss representation for identity papers, civil status, registration and deregistration, matters of civil status, etc...


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Transfer of the Consular Services

The consular section of our Embassy in Ankara is closed. Since 15th April 2013 the Consulate General in Istanbul is responsible for consular matters concerning Swiss nationals living in Turkey. All consular services (issue of passports and identity cards, changes in civil status, registrations, etc.) are carried out by the Consulate General in Istanbul.
Visa related issues are also treated by the Consulate General in Istanbul.

Helpline Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA)

The FDFA Helpline provides detailed information 365 days a year around the clock about the following FDFA services:

  • Travel advice
  • Itineris – online registration for Swiss nationals travelling abroad
  • Consular protection
  • Living abroad
  • Other consular services (services of Swiss representations in connection with passports and identity cards, registration, civil status, civil rights, notarizations, confirmations, certificates, inheritance, welfare, deposits, etc.)