Embassy of Switzerland in Egypt

Embassy of Switzerland in Egypt
Embassy of Switzerland in Egypt © 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

Introduction of the new Swiss Identity Card (ID)

The new Swiss Identity Card (ID) will be issued from March 3, 2023. Like the new Swiss Passport, which was already introduced four months ago, the Swiss ID has been brought up to date with the help of the latest security technologies. For the first time in Swiss ID history, the new Swiss ID card, together with the new Swiss Passport, forms an ID family with a uniform design.

All previously issued Swiss IDs remain valid until the expiration date entered on them. Persons who wish to obtain a new Swiss ID can apply for one from the competent Swiss representation abroad from March 3, 2023.

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Consular Section

Operations demanding personal presence at the Embassy consular counters will be available on appointment only. Inquiries and appointment requests can be submitted via e-mail to cairo@eda.admin.ch.

Visa Section 

Kindly find more information on the page Visa – Entry to and residence in Switzerland

The visa section is currently experiencing an extremely high numbers of visa applications and inquiries for an earlier appointment at our external visa provider, VFS Global. Therefore those inquiries will not be answered, unless it’s an urgent and important case. Inquiries about the status of the visa application registered in our visa system will not be answered. Thank you for your understanding.

Travel Admin App

The FDFA calls on all Swiss nationals travelling abroad to register on the "Travel Admin App" in order to keep up to date with the latest developments in the country of their current stay. All those who have already returned to Switzerland should delete their travel registration.

COVID-19, travel regulations to enter Egypt

As of June 17th 2022, all restrictions related to the Corona Pandamic are lifted for Egyptians and Foreigners entering Egypt.


Visa required.

Visa Issuance

E-visas can be obtained before departure at Electronic Visa Portal. Passengers must have a printed e-visa confirmation.

Nationals of Switzerland with a normal passport can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 30 days. They can apply to extend their stay.

Check Iata Travel Center before traveling

Travel advice for Egypt (de, fr, it)

Welcome message

A greeting from the Ambassador

Switzerland and Egypt

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

Information on requirements to enter Switzerland and to take residence, procedure to submit an entry visa application, visa application form and fees


The Swiss embassy publishes a newsletter containing information on culture, science and politics


Local and international news and events related to the country


List of partners supporting our projects.