Embassy of Switzerland – Foreign Interests Section

Foreign Interests Section
Foreign Interests Section © FDFA

In the absence of diplomatic or consular relations of the United States of America with the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Swiss government, acting through its Embassy in Tehran, serves as the Protecting Power of the USA in Iran since 21 May 1980. The Swiss Embassy's Foreign Interests Section provides consular services to U.S. citizens living in or travelling to Iran. Please note that the U.S. government warns that U.S. citizens should not travel to Iran for any reason.

U.S. Travel Advisory Iran

Important notice regarding limited passport and citizenship services overseas

Due to our mandate we are not able to issue an emergency passport in Iran for an adult or a minor,  like U.S. representations. However,  please contact us if you urgently need a travel document due to life-or-death emergencies such as serious illnesses, injuries, or deaths in your immediate family that require you to travel.  Although this service might take several weeks.

General Information

Any consular services require a prior appointment. To make an appointment please call the Foreign Interests Section , from Sunday to Thursday between 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM.

Please make sure to be on time for your appointment; late arrivals or no shows need to make a new appointment. If you have to cancel your appointment please inform this section at least 24 hours in advance.

U.S. passport holders living in Iran are kindly invited to register at this office and to keep their contact information updated. 

The following consular services cannot be provided

The Foreign Interests Section is not authorized to perform any immigration services (visas, green cards etc.).

For information on U.S. immigration matters please refer to the following link

U.S. Immigration Affairs (visa, green card etc.)

Please feel free to contact us for any further information.