Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver
Travelling to Switzerland
Due to COVID-19, the Swiss government has enacted entry restrictions for travelers from certain countries and territories. Travelers from those countries and territories can only enter Switzerland under certain conditions (“essential travels only”).
Travelers from Canada: no entry restrictions
Travelers from the Commonwealth of the Bahamas: entry restrictions apply
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Visit to the Consulate
Consular services are available, but for urgent and essential cases and by appointment only. Wearing a facial-mask is recommended.
Life Certificate for the Swiss pension AHV/AVS
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Swiss Compensation Office (SCO) in Geneva is now accepting – and until the end of 2020 – the life certificate, filled out and signed by the insured Swiss abroad, together with a copy of a valid identity document (with photo). The documents can be sent to the Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver, which will then forward them to the competent office in Geneva.
A scan of the life certificate (both sides) along with the copy of a valid identity document (with photo) can also be sent directly to the SCO. Insured Foreign Nationals should have the life certificate legalized by a local authority before sending it to the Consulate, or, as stated above, sending it to the SCO.
Applicants for visas to Switzerland and Liechtenstein: Please go to the the website Visa & Entry to Switzerland. All the information under the section "Schengen visas" apply to you as well.
Please mind, due to COVID-19, visa applications for Germany, Austria, Finland, Hungary, Slovenia and Spain can currently not be accepted.
Important Information in Case of an Emergency
Online registration when travelling abroad: Travel Admin
Specific information on the Provinces covered by this Consulate General