Services for Swiss nationals abroad

Embassy wall sign.
Swiss embassies abroad serve as points of contact for Swiss citizens abroad. © Keystone

The relevant Swiss representation serves as the point of contact for registering or deregistering, new IDs, changes of address and applications for citizenship. The various services available are listed in the menu.  Many of these services are also available at the FDFA online desk.

The FDFA provides a range of services to Swiss nationals living abroad. Some of these services are available online. For example, a change in civil status can be notified quickly and easily using the FDFA online desk.

Online desk FDFA

Online desk FDFA

Using the FDFA’s online consular services while abroad.

The relevant Swiss representation abroad can answer any questions concerning the FDFA’s online desk.

 Swiss representations

The local Swiss representation is the first point of contact for Swiss nationals abroad. Representations provide a range of services from assisting with administrative matters to helping citizens in an emergency.

The FDFA Helpline is available around the clock to assist with matters relating to consular services.

FDFA services abroad

Choose your service!