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Swiss Embassy for the U.S.- Address / Phone Number

Swiss Embassy for the U.S.

Swiss Embassy in United States

Address: 2900 Cathedral Ave. NW Washington, DC 20008
City: Washington (Standard time zone: UTC/GMT -5 hours)
Tel.: +1 (202) 745-7900
Fax: +1 (202) 387-2564
Working/Consular hours: Monday to Friday, 9.00 – 12.00 

The Embassy in D.C. offers consular and legal services for the following US states (area of Consular Jurisdiction):  District of Columbia, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Virginia, West Virginia and US territories without Swiss representation (Guam and Saipan).

Through the Embassy, the Consulates General, the Swiss Business Hub USA and the offices of swissnex, Switzerland promotes exchange between Switzerland and the US in the fields of business, politics, science, technology and culture. For Swiss living in the United States the Embassy and the Consulates General offer services of administrative matters and consular protection.

The Consular and Administrative Services Section of the Embassy and the Consulates act as links between the Swiss residing in the consular districts and their home country: they register newly-arrived Swiss citizens, issue passports and other documents of identification. They also issue visas for US residents travelling to Switzerland when necessary.

As a citizen of the United States of America, one may visit Switzerland or any other country of the Schengen area, without requiring a visa. As a general rule, the traveler is allowed to stay in the Schengen area for a maximum period of 90 days within 180 days.

Thus, when you travel to Switzerland, you should make sure that you have not yet exhausted the 90 days within 180 days period of legal stay in the Schengen area since your first entry into the Schengen area, regardless of any bilateral agreement. This applies also to Schengen departures via Swiss airports. If you exceed the 90 days stay, you risk to be fined or even be banned from entering the Schengen area for some time. We advise you to obtain more information from the Swiss representations prior to your travel if you plan to exceed the 90 days limit within 180 days.

NOTE: US passport must be valid until at least three months after the departure from Switzerland or any other Schengen country and must have been issued within the last 10 years.

Fees must be paid in cash or money order (made out to the competent Consulate or the Swiss Embassy) when submitting the application. If the application is made by mail, a money order is required. The fee will not be refunded if the visa is denied or the application withdrawn. Additional payment options: All major credit cards accepted (except American Express).

Passport application

One has to apply for a passport at the Swiss representation where he/she are registered. Please note that registration is mandatory for all Swiss citizens who intend to stay in the consular district for more than 12 months.

The data in the passport is based on the information recorded in the Swiss civil registers. Before submitting an application for a biometric passport, it is of the utmost importance to ensure that the information recorded in the Swiss civil registers is up-to-date in order to avoid unpleasant delays in the issuance of a new passport. If the applicant is in doubt, the competent representation should be contacted as soon as possible.

Applications should be submitted in good time. Travel documents are produced in Switzerland and it usually takes between 3 and 4 weeks to obtain the new document.

A temporary passport, which has a maximum validity of one year, may be issued in cases of emergency only. It must be returned to the issuing authority for cancellation after the travel is completed. The passport fee is currently CHF 100.00 for adults and children.

The register provides a comprehensive picture of Swiss nationals living in the consular districts and includes the details required to fulfill official functions, such as issue new passports, register births, marriages, and so forth. The following persons should register with their local Swiss representation abroad:

  • Swiss citizens who intend to stay in the consular district for more than 12 months and who are no longer registered in Switzerland
  • Swiss citizens who acquire Swiss citizenship by birth, naturalization or adoption who already live in the consular district and are older than 18

Changes in civil status (marital status, birth of children, death, name change, and so forth) must be communicated to the Swiss authorities. Failure to provide accurate documentation may impede future administrative procedures with the Swiss authorities and may even hinder the issuance of new identity documents.

The Embassy is closed on the following holidays:

  • January 1 - New Year's Day
  • January 2 - St. Berchtold's Day
  • January 21 - Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday
  • February 18 - President’s Day
  • March/April - Good Friday
  • March/April - Easter Monday
  • May 27- Memorial Day
  • July 4 - Independence Day
  • August 1 - Swiss National Day
  • September 2 - Labor Day
  • October 14 - Columbus Day
  • November - Thanksgiving Day
  • November - Thanksgiving Friday
  • December 24 - Half Day - Afternoon of Christmas Eve
  • December 25 - Christmas Day
  • December 26 – Stephanstag
  • December 31 - Half Day - New Year's Eve

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