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Current situation

On 18 March 2020, the Swiss Federal Council decided, that entry at the Schengen external borders is generally prohibited with few exceptions. Switzerland follows the practice of the other Schengen states. Until 15th June 2020, Switzerland will also no longer issue Schengen visas. National visas will also only be issued in exceptional cases, for example to family members of Swiss citizens with a right of presence in Switzerland who require a visa and to specialists from the health sector. 

For additional information, please consult the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration SEM

If you have further questions regarding visa matters please contact us via: hongkong.visa@eda.admin.ch

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

Helpline FDFA:  +41 800 247 365 or  +41 58 465 33 33 helpline@eda.admin.ch

Communication of 19.03.2020 (PDF, 280.7 kB, English)

The Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong

This Consulate General is Switzerland’s official representation in the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau. Its activities are based on the five foreign-policy objectives defined in the Swiss Federal Constitution. The Consulate General namely undertakes endeavours in order to:

  • safeguard the interest of the Swiss economy
  • relieve need and poverty
  • create respect for human rights and promote democracy
  • promote a peaceful coexistence among people
  • preserve the natural environment

The Consulate General of Switzerland acts as general mediator between this consular district and Switzerland and spreads information about Switzerland to the Chinese public and authorities. It is furthermore an important link between Swiss nationals in Hong Kong or Macau and the authorities at home in Switzerland. Functions that are carried out in Switzerland by local authorities (issuing passports, determining voting rights, registration of its citizens and more) are in this Consulate’s responsibility – as is the protection of the rights and interests of Swiss nationals in the event of an accident, arrest or other emergency situation.

The Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong currently employs a staff of 10 persons. It is headed by Consul General Mr Rolf Frei.

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