Embassy of Switzerland in Philippines

Embassy of Switzerland in Manila © FDFA
Embassy of Switzerland in Manila © FDFA

As the official representation of Switzerland, the Embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between the two countries. It represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic, financial and legal affairs, as well as science, education and culture.

The tasks of the embassy

 

Welcome

A greeting from the Ambassador

Switzerland and the Philippines

Swiss diplomacy and engagement in the fields of education, culture and the economy

Services

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

Visas

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

Newsletter

The Swiss embassy publishes a newsletter containing information on culture, science and politics

News

Local and international news and events related to the country

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Conclusion of the peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippines and the MILF

Statement by the FDFA (de, fr, it)

Introduction of the VIS

On 11 October 2011 the Schengen member states introduced the Visa Information System (VIS). The VIS will also be used to store the biometric data (10 fingerprints and the facial image) of the visa applicants. The diplomatic representations of the Schengen member states will be gradually connected to the system region by region.

Along with the connection to the VIS on 14 November 2013 all diplomatic representations of the Schengen member states in the Philippines have to capture the biometric data of persons applying for a Schengen visa. An information leaflet of the European Union relating to the introduction of the VIS and the capture of biometric data can be found below.

 Flyer (PDF, 648.9 kB)