Embassy of Switzerland in Tunisia

Embassy of Switzerland in Tunisia
Embassy of Switzerland in Tunisia ©DFAE

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

Novel Coronavirus

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the counters of the Chancellery of the Swiss Embassy are closed to the public. Customers who receive a special appointment to come to the Embassy must wear a protective mask.. For all consular matters, the Embassy can still be reached preferably by e-mail tunis@eda.admin.ch or by telephone from Monday to Thursday from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm, Friday from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm.

Please note that :

Airspace:

Tunisia has closed its airspace to commercial flights until further notice.

Visas:

Until further notice, the Embassy is no longer able to receive and process visa applications for Switzerland and Slovakia.

In the case of visa applications which cannot be processed due to the decision of the Swiss authorities to stop the visa procedure, the submitted documents will be returned to the applicant and the visa fee will be refunded shortly.

Persons who already have a visa issued by Switzerland, but who cannot use it due to travel restrictions caused by Covid-19, may be issued a replacement or follow-up visa free of charge, under certain conditions, in due course. Please consult our website regularly.

Marital status:

It is currently not possible to submit civil status documents to the Embassy. However, you can still send us your civil status changes by post: Embassy of Switzerland, P.O. Box 73, 2015 Le Kram-Tunis, Tunisia

Identity documents:

Urgent requests for identity documents will be processed, but only by appointment.

Despite the circumstances, please be assured that we strive to continue to provide you with prompt and quality service and support. However, we hope we can count on your understanding, given the particular situation we are facing.

For information related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Tunisia, kindly consult the information and directives of the Tunisian authorities on the page of the National Observatory of New and Emerging Diseases or on the Facebook page of the Ministry of Health and the recommendations of the World Health Organisation WHO

On state level, the Federal Office of Public Health of Switzerland FHPO informs in regards to the Novel Coronavirus and publishes travel advice accordingly.

The Travel Advice FDFA (in German, French and Italian) offers travelers basic information for travel preparation by informing on possible risks and certain precautions. They are to be considered as a complementary source of information.

Travel Advice for Tunisia (in German, French and Italian)

Travel Advice FDFA, Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (in German, French and Italian)

For urgent requests, kindly contact the FDFA Helpline (Tel. +41 800 24-7-365 / +41 58 465 33 33) or contact the Swiss Representation in Tunisia - Tel +216 71 191 997 - www.eda.admin.ch/tunis

For further information on the measures taken by Tunisia, a hotline has been opened by the Tunisian authorities: 80 10 19 19 19. In the event of symptoms, call the SAMU (emergency services) on 190.

Accession of the Tunisian Republic to the Apostille Convention

Starting from the 01.03.2019, Tunisian documents must be provided with an Apostille issued by a notary. Legalisation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tunis will no longer be possible from this date.

Civil status affairs
Other legalisations 

Scams for false employment contracts in Switzerland

The Swiss Embassy in Tunisia has noted cases of scams for false employment contracts in Switzerland. In case of doubt, please contact immediately the consular service of the Embassy at the following coordinates:

Welcome

A greeting from the Ambassador

Job vacancies

Local job vacancies and admission requirements for internship programmes

Switzerland and Tunisia

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...

International cooperation

Strategy, themes and projects of Swiss foreign policy and cooperation on the ground

Detailed information can be found on the French page.