Embassy of Switzerland in the Republic of Korea

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 and financial affairs, legal arrangements, science, education and culture.

The tasks of the embassy 

President of the Swiss Confederation Viola Amherd: National Day 2024 greetings for the Swiss abroad

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Welcome

A greeting from the Ambassador

News

Local and international news

About us

Overview of the Embassy teams

Newsletter

Regular information about forthcoming events organized by the Embassy

Switzerland and the Republic of Korea

Swiss diplomacy and engagement in the fields of education, culture and the economy

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

Services

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

Partners

List of partners supporting our projects.

Public holidays

The Swiss representations are closed on the listed dates

The Swiss Hanok (Embassy premises)

The Swiss hanok: A symbol of our longstanding friendship with both countries’ sincere desire to further expand our excellent and mutually beneficial relations in all fields.

Job vacancies

Local job vacancies and admission requirements for internship programmes

Travelling to Korea

If you plan to travel to Korea, please have a look at FDFA's travel advice to Korea. 

As part of Visit Korea (2023-2024) campaign, Swiss and Liechtenstein nationals are exempted from K-ETA until 31.12.2024.

1. Travel Admin App 

Download the free Travel Admin app, which provides support for Swiss citizens in preparing trips. It also offers useful information and services for travel. If you register your own trip in the app, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs can send you specific information and, if necessary, contact you if there is a serious crisis where you are.

2. Emergency Ready App

In addition, the Embassy recommends tourists and residents in the Republic of Korea to download the Emergency Ready App offered by the Ministry of the Interior and Safety (MOIS). The app provides real-time disaster alerts, important emergency and Embassy contact details, and information on the nearest shelters or medical facilities. You may find more information on the National Disaster and Safety Portal.

3. Baro Emergency Reporting App 

Baro is a reporting app, which allows people to report any emergency to police, fire and coast guard by selecting an image or writing a short text. The app can be dowloaded, when you are in Korea and have a korean mobile number. Click here to scan for IOS (JPG, 34.3 kB)or Android. (JPG, 33.8 kB)