Embassy of Switzerland in the Kyrgyz Republic

The embassy premises in Bishkek
The embassy premises in Bishkek ©FDFA

The Swiss Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic represents the Swiss Government and covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between the two countries and supervises Swiss projects implemented in Kyrgyzstan funded by two Swiss Federal Agencies – the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).

Switzerland supports Kyrgyzstan in its economic, social and political transitions. The objective of its Cooperation Programme is to promote peace and social cohesion as well as responsive and inclusive institutions and a sustainable development to improve the well-being of the population.

In 2022 Switzerland and Kyrgyzstan will mark 30 years anniversary since the establishment of diplomatic relations. Read more here.

Information on the travel

There are currently no COVID entry restrictions in place to travel to Switzerland.  

Travel Admin App

If you are traveling in the region as a tourist or for business purposes please register on the Swiss Travel Admin App in order to be able to locate you in case of necessity.  Make also sure to delete your registration once returned to Switzerland.

Situation in the country

Swiss citizens are allowed to enter Kyrgyzstan under usual immigration conditions. Please check the latest entry requirements with the competent Kyrgyz authorities (Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to Switzerland, Permanent Mission of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva) before travel, as they can change rapidly. 


Visa applications for Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, France, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia and Latvia must be submitted to VFS Global: Business Center "Eurasia", Kievskaya str. 62, 4th floor.

Applicants can find all details on the VFS website and here is also a click to talk function which is free of charge for all applicants.

The Embassy of Switzerland will no longer gives visa information by phone. For general questions, please call the VFS call center between 08.00am until 05.00pm under the following number: +996 312 963230 or email to swiss_kyrg@vfsglobal.com

In case of specific questions related to an individual application, you can write to the Swiss Embassy - email to bishkek.visa@eda.admin.ch

For information on visa requirements and procedures, please visit the visa section of this website. Please note that the general number of the Swiss Embassy cannot give visa information. 

Useful links

Local authorities


Swiss Federal Office of Public Health

Travel advices FDFA

Helpline FDFA

+ 41 80 024 73 65
+ 41 58 465 33 33

COVID-19: Swiss support to Kyrgyzstan

The Swiss Cooperation contributes to prevent and respond to the COVID-19 crisis in Kyrgyzstan. It provides assistance to the Kyrgyz Government and operates in close coordination with other development partners and diplomatic representations.

For more informations please click here


A greeting from the Ambassador of Switzerland to the Kyrgyz Republic


Speeches by the Ambassador


Local and international news

Programme – Kyrgyzstan

Switzerland's strategic priorities in the local context

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


Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists


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


List of partners supporting our projects.