Embassy of Switzerland in Kosovo

Restricted access to the Embassy counters during pandemia COVID-19

Due to the current pandemic situation COVID-19 and in accordance with the decisions of the government of Kosovo, the consular activities of this Embassy continue but in a restricted manner. The access to our counters is limited.

Furthermore, the Federal Council decided to stop issuing Schengen and National visas in all third countries until 15.06.2020. The visa center TLScontact will remain closed starting 16.03.2020 until further notice.

Requests for family reunification / marriage preparation     

Within the framework of a gradual relieving measures, this Embassy can now allocate a limited number of appointments for applications for family reunification and marriage preparation. According to the current guidelines of the State Secretariat for Migration SEM, only applications from family members of Swiss citizens and EU/EFTA citizens can be considered in a first step.

FAQ SEM

Appointments: Please contact the Regional Consular Center Western Balkans by e-mail (pristina.visa@eda.admin.ch) to arrange an appointment. You will then receive a list of the documents to be submitted together with a confirmation of your personal appointment. The next available appointment will be allocated, based on the principle "first come, first served". Please make sure, that the following contents are part of your e-mail:

  • reason for your request (e.g. family reunion for spouse, planned marriage in Switzerland, planned marriage in Kosovo, etc.)

  • scan of the passport of each person who wishes to submit a request

  • scan of the Swiss or EU/EFTA passport of the reference person residing in Switzerland

Important Information: We kindly ask you to respect the existing restrictions of the local authorities. This Embassy accepts no responsibility for any violations, as this is the personal responsibility of each individual. This Embassy cannot issue any special permits to reach the Embassy.

For Swiss citizens only: We are at your service for any information. The access to the counter remains assured but only by appointment. Please contact us by email: pristina.visa@eda.admin.ch

Possibility to return to Switzerland

What does the FDFA advise?

If you are neither a Swiss national nor a foreign national with a valid residency permit in Switzerland, please note that you will be refused boarding of the flight and entry into/transit through Switzerland unless you meet one of the few criteria described here:

For flights out of Kosovo please check the flight schedule of  the Airport in Pristina and contact directly the airlines for further information. Please be aware that the situation can change very quickly.

If you are Swiss and travelling abroad, register now on the "Travel Admin App". This will enable the FDFA to provide you with better support on your return journey. Link  media release

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The embassy premises in Pristina
Embassy of Switzerland in Pristina © FDFA

As Switzerland's official representation, 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.

Embassy's tasks

Welcome

A greeting from the Ambassador

Services

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

News

Local and international news and events related to the country

Registration and deregistration, change of address

Information about the registration, de-registration and notification of address changes at Swiss representations abroad

Switzerland and Kosovo

Swiss diplomacy and engagement in the fields of peacebuilding, 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

Detailed information can be found on the German and the French page.