Consulate General of Switzerland in Shanghai

Consulate General of Switzerland in Shanghai
The premises of the Consulate General in Shanghai © FDFA

The Consulate General is responsible for the Swiss community living in the provinces of Anhui, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and the municipality of Shanghai. The Swiss living in and around Shanghai have regular occasions to meet and socialize at various events organised by Swiss organisations in the city. There are currently about 650 citizens registered at our Consulate General, most of them in Shanghai itself, which makes it a lively and interesting community to be part of.


Current situation  

Visas: Due to the current situation relating to the Coronavirus outbreak and the preventive measures taken by Chinese authorities, the visa section is operating with limited service.

To request an appointment please call +86 21 6100 9741 or write to

Consular Section (not for visas): In case of emergency, Consular services remain also available outside office hours:  

FDFA Helpline: +41 800 247 365, +41 58 465 33 33, or +86 185 2155 5105

Communication of 21.02.2020 (PDF, 358.1 kB, multilingual: French, German, Chinese)
Communication of 21.02.2020 (PDF, 232.3 kB, German)
Communication of 06.02.2020 (PDF, 234.5 kB, multilingual: German, English, French, Italian)
Communication of 26.01.2020 (PDF, 230.1 kB, multilingual: English, German, French, Italian)
Communication of 24.01.2020 (PDF, 368.5 kB, multilingual: English, German, French, Italian)

Message from Ambassador Bernardino Regazzoni (German)

© Embassy of Switzerland in Beijing, FDFA

Welcome by the Consul General

A greeting from the Consul General

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


Local and international news

Job vacancies

Local job vacancies and admission requirements for internship programmes

Public holidays

The Swiss representations are closed on the listed dates


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


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Newsletter of the Consulate General in Shanghai

More information about the Consulate, recent events and special interests of the community