Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver

Office Building, Canada Place
Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver © FDFA

COVID-19

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

For all current information, click here.

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

Services

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

Visa & entry to Switzerland

Visa requirements, the filing of visa applications, forms and visa costs, and information about living in Switzerland