Regional Consular Centre Southern Africa

Consular Day 2021 in Zimbabwe

Dear Swiss Community in Zimbabwe

It is with great pleasure to inform you that the Regional Consular Centre (RCC) in Pretoria is busy organizing a Consular Day in your country of residence. You have the opportunity to order a new Swiss passport and/or a Swiss identity card.

Please find below the details of the planned Consular Day 2021 in Harare.

Harare - 11 May 2021

On 09.03.2021 a message was sent via email to all registered Swiss citizens residing in Zimbabwe. To register for the Consular Day in Harare on the 11.05.2021, please return the registration form, which you received in the message, latest by 31.03.2021 to: southernafrica@eda.admin.ch

If you are a Swiss citizen residing in Zimbabwe and have not received the message dated 09.03.2021, or if you have any questions regarding the Consular Day, please contact the Regional Consular Centre (RCC) in Pretoria via email southernafrica@eda.admin.ch or call us on +27 12 452 06 61.

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Regional Consular Centre (RCC) in Pretoria reserves the right to cancel and/or postpone the Consular Day in Harare even at short notice. Thank you for your understanding.

Consular Days in Durban 2021

Dear Swiss Community in KwaZulu-Natal

It is with great pleasure to inform you that the Regional Consular Centre (RCC) in Pretoria is busy organizing two Consular Days in Durban. You have the opportunity to order a new Swiss passport and/or a Swiss identity card.

Please find below the details of the planned Consular Days 2021 in Durban.

Durban - 26 & 27 May 2021

On 20.04.2021 a message was sent via email to all registered Swiss citizens residing in KwaZulu-Natal. To register for the Consular Days in Durban on the 26th & 27th May 2021, please return the registration form, which you received in the message, latest by 27.04.2021 to: southernafrica@eda.admin.ch

If you are a Swiss citizen residing in KwaZulu-Natal and have not received the message dated 20.04.2021, or if you have any questions regarding the Consular Days, please contact the Regional Consular Centre (RCC) in Pretoria via email southernafrica@eda.admin.ch or call us on +27 12 452 06 61.

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Regional Consular Centre (RCC) in Pretoria reserves the right to cancel and/or postpone the Consular Days in Durban even at short notice. Thank you for your understanding.

Information for the Swiss abroad regarding Covid-19 vaccine

Dear Swiss Compatriots

Please be informed that the import of vaccines is governed by the legal framework of the respective host country. A vaccine must be approved by the health authorities of the host country and can only then be administered to the population through the designated - officially approved - distribution channels (doctors, hospitals, laboratories etc.). It is therefore not possible at present in South Africa to order a vaccine from Switzerland and then distribute it through the Embassy or Consulate General to the Swiss residents in South Africa. 

Can Swiss nationals who live abroad be vaccinated in Switzerland? Who covers the costs?

  • Swiss nationals abroad who have mandatory basic health insurance in Switzerland can be vaccinated in Switzerland in accordance with the vaccination recommendations. You will find more information on registering from the relevant cantonal offices, your health insurance provider and/or General Practitioner (doctor) in Switzerland.
  • Swiss nationals abroad who do not have mandatory basic health insurance in Switzerland should have the vaccination at their place of residence in accordance with their host country’s rules. Please contat your local health insurance provider and/or General Practitioner (doctor) to find out more about the vaccination policiy.

More information on COVID-19 vaccination can be found on the FOPH webpages: Coronavirus: VaccinationProtect yourself and others: Vaccination & FAQ

Other interesting links are:

Swiss Community OSA

Consular Services

In view of the current situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Regional Consular Centre (RCC) in Pretoria has adapted its activities and opening hours.

The reception desk of the RCC  is now again open from Monday to Friday between 9:00 and 12:00. An appointment must be arranged previously for passport application, marriage preparation and application for Swiss citizenship

Passport/ID card applications: Please submit your online application on www.schweizerpass.ch and wait until you receive the invitation to book an appointment.

 

COVID-19, Travel to Switzerland and information on the situation and measures in South Africa

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Important information for Swiss nationals living abroad

In order for us to provide you with the latest information from Switzerland at all times, please always inform us of all address changes (including e-mail addresses) through the online desk or by sending an email to southernafrica@eda.admin.ch.

Services and visa

All consular services for the South African provinces of Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North-West and Free State, as well as for the states of Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, have been provided by the Regional Consular Centre Southern Africa in Pretoria, which is attached to the local Embassy of Switzerland.

The Consulate General in Cape Town continues to be responsible for the South African provinces of the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and Western Cape.

All Visa applications are handled by the Regional Consular Center Southern Africa in Pretoria.

Information can be found on the websites concerned:

Services – South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mauritius
Visa – South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mauritius

Angola
Malawi
Mozambique
Namibia
Zambia
Zimbabwe

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