Embassy of Switzerland in Canada

The embassy premises in Ottawa
The embassy premises in Ottawa © 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

President of the Swiss Confederation Viola Amherd: National Day 2024 greetings for the Swiss abroad


Personal visit to the Embassy

The Embassy's counter is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 12 pm, by appointment ONLY.

Welcome by the Ambassador

A greeting from the Ambassador of Switzerland

Switzerland and Canada

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


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

Visa – Entry to and residence in Switzerland

Visa requirements, filing of visa applications, forms and costs, as well as information about living in Switzerland. Schengen C-visas for main destinations Switzerland, Austria, Finland, Germany, Liechtenstein, Slovenia and Spain.


The Consulates General of Switzerland in Montreal and Vancouver regularly publish newsletters containing relevant information for their respective jurisdictions.


Local and international news and events related to the country


List of partners supporting our projects.

Who is who

Olaf Kjelsen, Ambassador

Philipp Häsler, Deputy Head of Mission

Sandra Valentini Roberts, Second Secretary

Steffen Erik Milner, Head of Swiss Business Hub Canada, Montreal 

Urs Obrist, Ph.D., Senior Science and Technology Counsellor

Marco Guglielmo Schmidlin, Major General; Defence, Military, Naval & Air Attaché, Washington DC

Yves Perret, Lieutenant Colonel; Deputy Defence, Military, Naval & Air Attaché, Washington DC