Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver

Office Building, Canada Place
Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver © FDFA


Travelling to Switzerland - Q&A

Can I enter Switzerland from Canada?  No.

Are there exceptions?    Yes

Do I have to present a negative PCR Covid-test before boarding the plane?
Yes, you have to present valid proof of a negative PCR test, taken not more than 72 hours (time of specimen collection) before boarding. Children under the age of 12 years are exempt from the test requirement.
See further details here: Entering Switzerland

Do I have to fill in a form? 
Yes, all international travelers have to fill out and submit the following form prior to boarding a flight to Switzerland: Form for incoming Traveller


If I am entitled to enter Switzerland, do I need to go into quarantine?
Yes, until further notice. Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)

Can I transit through Switzerland to a third country?
Consult the entry FAQs by the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM)

For all current information, consult our COVID-19 page.

Visit to the Consulate

Consular services are available, but for urgent and essential cases and by appointment only. According to the BC Provincial Health Officer, masks are required for everyone in public indoor settings. A face shield is not a substitute for a mask.

Life Certificate for the Swiss pension AHV/AVS 

Important: new submission procedure as of May 1st 2021,  the details are described here.


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

Visa & entry to Switzerland

Visa requirements, filing of visa applications, forms and costs, as well as information about living in Switzerland. 

Applicants for visas to Switzerland and Liechtenstein: Please go to the website Visa & Entry to Switzerland. All the information under the section "Schengen visas" apply to you as well. 

Please mind, due to COVID-19,  visa applications for Germany, Austria, Finland, Hungary, Slovenia and Spain can currently not be accepted. 

On-line visa application and on-line appointment system

Newsletter - Western Canada

The Event + Culture Newsletter published by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver, informs about events with a Swiss connection in Western Canada.

Events – Western Canada

Find upcoming events presented by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver and local partners in Western Canada.