Switzerland and the United States of America
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The Swiss representations are closed on the listed dates
Stay informed about Swiss-US interests and relations in the fields of innovation, science and technology, economic affairs, democracy, the arts and lifestyle
Job openings and internship programs at Swiss representations in the United States of America.
Represents Switzerland’s interests in the United States of America and provides services to Swiss nationals in the District of Columbia (DC), the States of Delaware (DE), Illinois (IL), Indiana (IN), Iowa (IA), Kansas (KS), Kentucky (KY), Maryland (MD), Missouri (MO), Nebraska (NE), Virginia (VA), West Virginia (WV), as well as in the Insular Areas of the United States of Northern Mariana Islands (MP), Guam (GU).
Represents Switzerland’s interests in Los Angeles
Represents Switzerland’s interests in Atlanta and provides services to Swiss nationals in the States of AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, OK, TN, TX, and the Cayman Islands
Represents Switzerland’s interests in San Francisco and provides services to Swiss nationals in the States of California (CA), Alaska (AK), Arizona (AZ), Colorado (CO), Hawaii (HI), Idaho (ID), Montana (MT), Nevada (NV), New Mexico (NM), Oregon (OR), Utah (UT), Washington (WA), and Wyoming (WY)
Represents Switzerland’s interests in New York and provides services to Swiss nationals in the States of NY, CT, ME, CT, MA, MI, MN, NH, NJ, ND, SD, OH, PA, RI, SD, VT, WI, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands
support Swiss representations in safeguarding Switzerland’s interests and in emergencies involving Swiss citizens abroad. In an emergency the representation responsible (embassy or consulate-general) must be contacted immediately.
The current security situation in the country
An overview of the content, and how it is kept up to date
Information for preparing your trip
Visa application procedure and applicable regulations in Switzerland
Basic rules for your stay abroad
Advice and information for travellers
How to minimise the risks
Protective measures in the event of incidents involving increased levels of radioactivity
Consular protection from the local Swiss representation
Further information on foreign travel
Risk of abduction in the Sahara and neighbouring regions
Key data on the country, illustrated with a map
There are many options for extended stays abroad, including further education (vocational and language schools), traineeships, university studies, travelling around the world, etc.
How many Swiss nationals live in the country and what they do
Consulates, embassies and contacts in Switzerland
Step by step preparation to emigrate
Have a look at our publications and statistics on the topic of living abroad
Swissemigration provides you with documentation and general advisory services on individual countries and specific topics
Useful information for returning Swiss nationals
Get together with other Swiss nationals living abroad
The dossier is intended for people who leave Switzerland to take up permanent residence in another country and work abroad.
Vivre et travailler aux États uni d'Amérique (PDF, Number of pages 30, 896.0 kB, French)
Please contact the Embassy of Switzerland or the Consulate General of Switzerland which is in charge for your place of residence *) when you want to register or unregister as a resident, when you need a new Swiss passport or Swiss identity card, have moved or wish to apply for Swiss citizenship. The entire selection of services offered can be found in the dropdown list to the right.
Swiss citizens who get into difficulties abroad, also can ask for advice and help from their Swiss representation.
*) You can find out which Swiss representation is in charge for your place of residence by clicking on the tab "Representations" in the grey ribbon above.
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The magazine for the Swiss Abroad appears six times a year and provides information about what is happening at home and the activities of Swiss associations abroad. It also answers administrative questions.
Information on visa requirement, procedure to submit an entry visa application to a Swiss representation, visa application form and fees
List of information sources and contact points with regard to entering Switzerland and residency
Information on living in Switzerland for foreign nationals
Summary of general information about Switzerland and links
Switzerland's strength as one of the most successful global business locations
The U.S. is a major partner of Switzerland in all respects. The relations between Switzerland and the United States of America are extremely rich, diverse and long-standing.
Switzerland and the U.S. have very strong economic ties. Learn more about trade relations, foreign direct investment, the Swiss Trade Commission and Investment Promotion Agency, and more.
Swiss foreign policy is based on the fundamental principles of the rule of law, universality and neutrality. These basic principles are independent of current events and shifts in the international arena. Solidarity and responsibility are equally important.
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arn more about Switzerland’s research landscape, its policies and programs, and international cooperation in science, higher education, and innovation.
Switzerland’s cultural projects in the US
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.
A greeting from the Swiss Ambassador
Swiss diplomacy and engagement in the fields of education, culture and the economy
Contact the responsible Swiss representation for identity papers, civil status, registration and deregistration, matters of civil status, etc...
Information on visa requirement, procedure to submit an entry visa application to a Swiss representation and visa application form
Local and international news and events related to the country
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Last update 26.03.2015
Official holidays of the Embassy (including Snow & Dismissal Procedures) & Consulates General:
Please note that the Embassy & the Consulates General are closed on the dates in this list.