Embassy of Switzerland in Saudi Arabia

Embassy of Switzerland in Saudi Arabia
Embassy of Switzerland in Riyadh ©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


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – information

From May 31, 2020, the Embassy of Switzerland in Saudi Arabia is open for urgent matters, for Swiss citizens, during normal working hours (Sun-Thu 8:00am-11:30pm) or by phone during working hours (Sun-Wed 7:30-16:30, Thu 7:30-14:00). In case of need outside the opening hours, Swiss citizens can contact the FDFA Helpline: +41 800 247 365 or +41 58 465 33 33, email helpline@eda.admin.ch

On 18 March 2020, the Federal Council decided that no Schengen visa or national visa would be issued to third-country nationals until 15 June 2020. No visa application can therefore be accepted at this time.

For information on the Coronavirus and the current situation, the following links may be useful:

Saudi Press Agency

Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia

Federal Office of Public Health



Welcome message

A greeting from the Ambassador


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

Switzerland and Saudi Arabia

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

Job vacancies

Local job vacancies and admission requirements for internship programmes


Local and international news and events related to the country


More information about the Embassy, recent events and special interests of the community

Swiss Business Hub Middle East

The Swiss Business Hubs are the first address for Swiss SME’s looking for answers on their trade questions.

Visa Outsourcing

As of April 2014, residents of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, who wish to travel to Switzerland have to apply for their Schengen visa at the outsourcing company VFS Global.

For more information and to book an appointment
Tel. +966 12 5107804
Email:  info.switzerlandsaudi@vfshelpline.com

Please note that applicants residing in Yemen must submit their visa applications in person at the Swiss Embassy in Riyadh or Amman.

An information leaflet of the European Union relating to the introduction of the VIS and the capture of biometric data can be found on their website. For further information, refer to VIS information under visa requirements.

Consular district

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, Republic of Yemen

Please note the applicants residing in the Sultanate of Oman must submit their visa applications in person at the VFS Global in Muscat.