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The Swiss embassy represents Switzerland's interests in the country and provides consular services and visa support for people resident in: The United Arab Emirates
Represents Switzerland's economic interests in Dubai. All consular services for Swiss Nationals in the UAE are exclusively provided by the Embassy of Switzerland in Abu Dhabi.
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The dossier is intended for people who leave Switzerland to take up permanent residence in another country and work abroad.
Vivre et travailler aux Emirats arabes unis (PDF, Number of pages 27, 717.2 kB, French)
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Swiss citizens who get into difficulties abroad, also can ask for advice and help from the Swiss representative.
The magazine for the Swiss Abroad appears six times a year and provides information about what is happening at home and the activities of Swiss associations abroad. It also answers administrative questions.
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The relevant Swiss representation abroad can answer any questions concerning the FDFA’s online desk.
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Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Libya, Egypt, the Maldives as well as Yemen cut ties with Qatar.
Co-pilot of Swiss Solar Stratos and Solar Impulse crew member in Manarat Saadiyat in the framework of World Skills Abu Dhabi to speak about the solar revolution on the 10.10.2017.
Swiss animation specialist Elie Chapuis in Manarat Saadiyat on the 13.10.2017 to speak about animation and the last Wes Anderson’s movie in the framework of World Skills Abu Dhabi
The Embassy of Switzerland in the United Arab Emirates is organizing a Podium-discussion dedicated to presenting the particular qualities of Swiss VET and to exploring to what extent Swiss VET offers innovative solutions for the MENA region.
Zurich goes @AbuDhabiArt ! Check out the incredible works from @PlutschowG showing until this Saturday… https://t.co/Y0AWTu3Idl
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The responsible Swiss representation provides information on visa requirements and how to submit a visa application. You will also be given more details about travelling to and staying in Switzerland.
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From issuing passports to matters concerning civil status, all FDFA external representations offer a variety of services to Swiss citizens living abroad.
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