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 Swiss Embassy in Peru is closely monitoring the development of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). In order to contain its spread, the Peruvian government has declared a state of emergency and decreed compulsory isolation for the entire country from 16 March till further notice. The state of emergency has been extended until further notice.
To Swiss travellers and residents of Switzerland
Registration of Swiss Travellers to Peru
If you are not yet registered with our embassy, please fill out this online form (ONLY FOR SWISS TRAVELLERS TO PERU OR HOLDERS OF A VALID RESIDENCE PERMIT IN SWITZERLAND), which will allow us to keep you informed about the situation in Peru :
Online form (Only one form per person. If you have filled it out, do not fill it out a second time).
For Swiss nationals living in Peru
The embassy continues to operate, but communications are via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone +51 264 03 05. There is no service to the public at the moment (only for emergencies).
In case of a consular emergency, a personal appointment can be made at the counter (agreed in advance by e-mail or telephone).
Schengen and national visa applications (residence permits, family reunification) :
No applications for Schengen or national visas will be accepted before 15 June 2020.
Applications for marriage preparation in Switzerland :
No appointments for wedding preparation will be made until further notice.
Life certificates :
Due to the current situation, mail delays and difficulties in contacting the competent authorities, the Swiss Compensation Fund in Geneva (SAK/CSC/CSC) accepts the sending of temporary life certificates by e-mail to the following address: email@example.com. These can be confirmed by the participants by means of their signature (no official stamp).
The Embassy recommends that the Swiss community in Peru follow the guidelines and recommendations of the local authorities for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19.
In Switzerland, the Federal Office of Public Health is the competent body and provides constant information on the situation in our country on its website.
Ministry of Health in Peru
Office fédéral de la santé publique: Infoline Coronavirus: +41 58 463 00 00
World Health Organization (WHO)
Emergency numbers (case reports) in Peru :
Warning: False information about the Swiss pension system are circulating on the web!
The Swiss representation abroad officially denies the information circulating on certain websites about alleged beneficial pensions that Latin American citizens could obtain in Switzerland. This false publicity refers to a so-called clause in the Swiss Constitution that would allow foreigners to access to high pensions. Please ignore this erroneous information that has no truthfulness. We recommend that you are being cautious about sharing your personal data with third parties.
Services and visa
All consular services and visa support for residents of the countries listed below are provided by the Regional Consular Centre Andes. Information can be found on the websites concerned: