Switzerland and the United States of America
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Experience Switzerland at events in your region
Discover interviews of special guests visiting the Embassy.
Stay informed about Swiss-US interests and relations in the fields of innovation, science and technology, economic affairs, democracy, the arts and lifestyle
Follow the activities of the Swiss Business Hub in the US!
Find a collection of articles in U.S. media exploring different aspects of Switzerland
Job openings and internship programs at Swiss representations in the United States of America.
Speeches by the Ambassador of Switzerland to the United States of America
News and press releases of the FDFA
The Swiss representations are closed on the listed dates
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 Atlanta and provides services to Swiss nationals in the States of Alabama (AL), Arkansas (AR), Florida (FL), Georgia (GA), Louisiana (LA), Mississippi (MS), North Carolina (NC), South Carolina (SC), Oklahoma (OK), Tennessee (TN), Texas (TX), and the Cayman Islands
Represents Switzerland’s interests in the States of Illinois (IL), Indiana (IN), Iowa (IA), Kansas (KS), Michigan (MI), Missouri (MO), Minnesota (MN), Nebraska (NE), North Dakota (ND), South Dakota (SD), Wisconsin (WI). Services to Swiss nationals are provided either by the Embassy of Switzerland in Washington (IL, IN, IA, KS, MO, NE) or by the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York (MI, MN, SD, ND, WI).
Represents Switzerland’s interests in New York and provides services to Swiss nationals in the States of New York (NY), New Jersey (NJ), Massachusetts (MA), Pennsylvania (PA), Connecticut (CT), Wisconsin (WI), Ohio (OH), Michigan (MI), Minnesota (MN), New Hampshire (NH), Vermont (VT), Maine (ME), Rhode Island (RI), Puerto Rico (PR), Bermuda (BDA), South Dakota (SD), North Dakota (ND), U.S. Virgin Isl. (VI).
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)
Responsible for building and maintaining relations between Switzerland and the United States in the areas of education, research and innovation. The consulate general in New York is responsible for all consular and visa-related matters.
The Swiss Business Hub supports small and medium-sized enterprises as well as startups with their export strategy to the US and promotes Switzerland as a business location.
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
What to do in case of earthquake abroad?
Protective measures in the event of incidents involving increased levels of radioactivity
Consular protection from the local Swiss representation
Further information on foreign travel
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Information and round-the-clock assistance worldwide – travel carefree with the FDFA's new app in your pocket.
Risk of kidnapping in the Sahara and Sahel region
Swissemigration provides you with documentation and general advisory services on individual countries and specific topics
What aspects require special attention when travelling abroad or going to another country to study a language, study at an educational institution, or work as an au pair?
Step by step preparation to emigrate
Useful information for returning Swiss nationals
How many Swiss nationals live in the country and what they do
Get together with other Swiss nationals living abroad
Swiss nationals who live and travel abroad are subject to which national laws and obligations?
A selection of websites explaining how Switzerland is structured and how it functions, providing you with the information you will need to form an opinion and exercise your political rights from overseas
Consulates, embassies and contacts in Switzerland
The dossier is intended for people who leave Switzerland to take up permanent residence in another country and work abroad.
Dossier: Living and working in the USA (PDF, Number of pages 37, 1.8 MB, French)
Given the current circumstances, the Swiss representations are operating at reduced capacity. Consular services will continue to be available for urgent and essential cases. In order to follow the recommended measures of social distancing, please limit your visits to the Embassy to appointments that have been scheduled in advance. Please contact your representation by e-mail and include your first name, name, date of birth and specify your situation and urgency.
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.
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.
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Using the FDFA’s online consular services while abroad.
The relevant Swiss representation abroad can answer any questions concerning the FDFA’s online desk.
Information on requirements to enter Switzerland and to take residence, procedure to submit an entry visa application, visa application form and fees
List of information sources and contact points with regard to entering Switzerland and residency
What you need to know about working, studying and living in Switzerland as a foreigner
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.
A broad overview of Swiss services compiled by the FDFA, SECO and the Swiss representations abroad
According to the Federal Constitution, the goal of Swiss foreign policy is ensuring Switzerland’s independence and security and promoting the nation’s welfare. Through its foreign policy, Switzerland also makes a contribution to the alleviation of need and poverty in the world, the respect for human rights and the promotion of democracy as well as to the peaceful coexistence of peoples and the conservation of natural resources.
Small country, big science: learn more about Switzerland’s research landscape, its policies and programs, and international cooperation in science, higher education, and innovation.
Discover Switzerland’s cultural footprint in the US trough the arts, literature, cinema, the digital sphere and language.
Delegations from Switzerland and the USA met in Geneva in the run-up to the upcoming summit between US President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, 16 June 2021
Switzerland and the United States are also tightly connected through intensive cross-border investments. The United States is Switzerland's most important destination for foreign direct investment (FDI)
The responsible Swiss representation provides information on visa requirements and how to submit a visa application. You will also be given more details about travelling to and staying in Switzerland.
Visa & entry to Switzerland
From issuing passports to matters concerning civil status, all FDFA external representations offer a variety of services to Swiss citizens living abroad.
Online desk FDFA
You will receive information on emigration, staying in the country, and everything you need to know about returning to Switzerland.
Living in the United States of America
Here you will find an overview of Switzerland's commitment to diplomacy, education, culture and the economy in the country.
Switzerland and the United States of America