Switzerland and Canada
Federal Chancellery FC
Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA
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Federal Department of Justice and Police FDJP
Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport DDPS
Federal Department of Finance FDF
Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER
Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications DETEC
Switzerland’s foreign policy
Switzerland’s policy on Europe
Development and cooperation
Switzerland’s contribution to the enlarged EU
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Republic of Congo
Repbulic of Fiji
Holy See (Vatican City)
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Occupied Palestinian territory
São Tomé and Príncipe
St. Kitts and Nevis
St. Vincent and the Grenadine
Taiwan (Chinese Taipei)
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
United States of America
Vatican (Holy See)
Local and international news
The Swiss representations are closed on the listed dates
Search for events via date, search term or topic
The Consulates General of Switzerland in Montreal and Vancouver publish newsletters to inform about developments or events.
Local job vacancies and admission requirements for internship programmes
The Swiss embassy represents Switzerland's interests in Canada and is also responsible for the diplomatic relations with the Bahamas
Represents Switzerland’s interests and provides services to citizens of Switzerland and citizens of the Principality of Liechtenstein in the provinces of British-Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan as well as the Northwest and the Yukon territories
Represents Switzerland’s interests and provides services to citizens of Switzerland and citizens of the Principality of Liechtenstein in the provinces of Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut territory as well as the Bahamas
The Swiss Business Hub Canada supports SMEs from Switzerland and Liechtenstein in their business development in Canada and provides Canadian companies with information on Switzerland as a business location
support Swiss representations in safeguarding Switzerland’s interests and in emergencies involving Swiss citizens abroad. In an emergency the representation responsible (embassy or consulate-general) must be contacted immediately.
The current security situation in the country
An overview of the content, and how it is kept up to date
Information for preparing your trip
Visa application procedure and applicable regulations in Switzerland
Basic rules for your stay abroad
Advice and information for travellers
How to minimise the risks
What to do in case of earthquake abroad?
Protective measures in the event of incidents involving increased levels of radioactivity
Consular protection from the local Swiss representation
Further information on foreign travel
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Information and round-the-clock assistance worldwide – travel carefree with the FDFA's new app in your pocket.
Risk of kidnapping in the Sahara and Sahel region
Swissemigration provides you with documentation and general advisory services on individual countries and specific topics
What aspects require special attention when travelling abroad or going to another country to study a language, study at an educational institution, or work as an au pair?
Step by step preparation to emigrate
Useful information for returning Swiss nationals
How many Swiss nationals live in the country and what they do
Clubs give the opportunity to exchange views with the Swiss living in Canada. They organize many Swiss-related events every year.
Swiss nationals who live and travel abroad are subject to which national laws and obligations?
A selection of websites explaining how Switzerland is structured and how it functions, providing you with the information you will need to form an opinion and exercise your political rights from overseas
Consulates, embassies and contacts in Switzerland
The dossier is intended for people who leave Switzerland to take up permanent residence in another country and work abroad.
Dossier: Vivre et travailler au Canada (PDF, Number of pages 33, 1.1 MB, French)
Contact the responsible Swiss representation or consulate when you want to register or unregister as a resident, when you need a new passport, have moved or wish to apply for citizenship. The entire selection of services offered can be found in the dropdown menu to the right. The contact details of the responsible Swiss representation are shown on the corresponding page.
Swiss citizens who get into difficulties abroad, also can ask for advice and help from the Swiss representative.
The magazine for the Swiss Abroad appears six times a year and provides information about what is happening at home and the activities of Swiss associations abroad. It also answers administrative questions.
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Using the FDFA’s online consular services while abroad.
The relevant Swiss representation abroad can answer any questions concerning the FDFA’s online desk.
Information on requirements to enter Switzerland and to take residence, procedure to submit an entry visa application, visa application form and fees
List of information sources and contact points with regard to entering Switzerland and residency
What you need to know about working, studying and living in Switzerland as a foreigner
Summary of general information about Switzerland and links
Switzerland's strength as one of the most successful global business locations
An overview of Swiss diplomacy and involvement on the ground
A broad overview of Swiss services compiled by the FDFA, SECO and the Swiss representations abroad
How Switzerland and the country work together on education
More Information on the Youth Mobility Program
Information concerning attestations and certificates in the following areas will be found under the corresponding heading:
Civil status: a civil status document or record
OASI/IV: a life and civil status certificate
Military obligations: military service attestation
Criminal Records Extract
Driving licence and vehicles: translation of the Swiss driving licence
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Last update 20.03.2020