Consulate General of Switzerland in Istanbul

Building of the Consulate General of Switzerland in Istanbul
Consulate General of Switzerland in Istanbul © FDFA

CORONAVIRUS – COVID-19

Entering Switzerland

The entry restrictions currently in place regarding the Corona pandemic will be lifted from 2 May. As of that date, the usual rules for entering Switzerland will apply. You will find information about visas, travel documents, etc. here: FAQ – Entry

Consular services

You may contact us by e-mail istanbul@eda.admin.ch or by telephone at +90 212 283 12 82. Visitors will only be received by appointment.

  • Applications for identity documents must be made online. Once you have received confirmation from the Consulate General, you may book an appointment online.
  • For marriage preparations, an appointment can be arranged by e-mail to the following address istanbul@eda.admin.ch.
  • Life certificates for AHV/IV are temporarily accepted by e-mail due to delays in postal traffic and difficulties in visiting authorities. Pensioners can sign the certificates and send them (without the official stamp) together with a copy of the passport or identity card by e-mail to the following address sedmaster@zas.admin.ch.
  • There are no restrictions for transactions that do not require a personal visit.

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Helpline Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA)

The FDFA Helpline provides detailed information 365 days a year around the clock about the following FDFA services:

  • Travel advice
  • Itineris – online registration for Swiss nationals travelling abroad
  • Consular protection
  • Living abroad
  • Other consular services (services of Swiss representations in connection with passports and identity cards, registration, civil status, civil rights, notarizations, confirmations, certificates, inheritance, welfare, deposits, etc.)