Embassy of Switzerland in Tunisia

Embassy of Switzerland in Tunisia
Embassy of Switzerland in Tunisia ©DFAE

As the official representation of Switzerland, the Embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between the two countries. It represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic, financial and legal affairs, as well as science, education and culture.

The tasks of the embassy

Novel Coronavirus

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the counters of the Chancellery of the Swiss Embassy are only open to the public by appointment. In order to guarantee the respect of security measures and social distancing, only a limited number of people will be allowed simultaneously in the waiting room. This may result in a longer waiting time outside the Embassy, for which we apologize. Accompanying persons will in principle not be accepted. Clients are requested to wear a protective mask throughout their visit to the Embassy. For all consular matters, the Embassy can be reached at any time by e-mail tunis@eda.admin.ch or by phone +216 71 191 997, Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 12:00.

Entry to Switzerland and travel advice:

Since the 1st July 2020, Switzerland has removed Tunisia from the list of risk countries, and persons residing in Tunisia can enter Switzerland without restrictions.

The Federal Office of Public Health of Switzerland FHPO informs in regards to the Novel Coronavirus and publishes travel advice accordingly.
The FDFA's travel advice (in German, French and Italian) provides travelers with a basis for preparing their trip by informing them of possible risks and recommending certain precautionary measures.

Travel Advice for Tunisia (in German, French and Italian)
Travel Advice FDFA, Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (in German, French and Italian)

The Tunisian authorities regularly update their list of countries relating to the health situation, which has an impact on the conditions of entry to Tunisia, particularly for Swiss citizens. In the preparation of a possible trip to Tunisia, please consult this list regularly by visiting this page: http://www.santetunisie.rns.tn/fr/toutes-les-actualites/1123-infection-au-sars-cov-2-covid-19.

Visas:

In accordance with the directives of 20 July 2020, Tunisia is no longer one of the risk countries defined by the Federal Council and the visa ban on Tunisian nationals has been lifted. It is therefore again possible to enter Switzerland under normal conditions with a Schengen visa.

Appointments for the submission of visa applications are scheduled through our service provider VFS Global.

Further information can be found on the website of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) with answers to questions on entry and residence in Switzerland.

Important :

  • Depending on the development of the global situation related to COVID-19, Switzerland reserves the right to change the list of countries at risk at any time and to issue a new visa ban for third-country nationals.
  • If the travel health insurance excludes insurance benefits in connection with COVID-19, the said insurance must be refused.
Schengen visas for Slovakia :

Foreign spouses of Slovak citizens may re-apply for a Schengen visa at this representation on presentation of a Slovak marriage certificate. The restrictions remain in force for all other applicants and their applications cannot be processed until further notice.

All other consular matters and services :

All other standard consular matters can again be processed by appointment.

Accession of the Tunisian Republic to the Apostille Convention

Starting from the 01.03.2019, Tunisian documents must be provided with an Apostille issued by a notary. Legalisation by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tunis will no longer be possible from this date.

Civil status affairs
Other legalisations 

Scams for false employment contracts in Switzerland

The Swiss Embassy in Tunisia has noted cases of scams for false employment contracts in Switzerland. In case of doubt, please contact immediately the consular service of the Embassy at the following coordinates:

Welcome

A greeting from the Ambassador

Job vacancies

Local job vacancies and admission requirements for internship programmes

Switzerland and Tunisia

Swiss diplomacy and engagement in the fields of education, culture and the economy

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

Services

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

International cooperation

Strategy, themes and projects of Swiss foreign policy and cooperation on the ground

Detailed information can be found on the French page.