Consulate General of Switzerland in Atlanta

2014-Atlanta-GeneralkonsulatConsulate General of Switzerland in Atlanta © FDFA

Given the current circumstances, our operational capacity is limited. Consular services will continue to be available for urgent and essential cases. In order to maintain social distancing please limit your visit to the Consulate General to appointments that have been approved.

Novel Coronavirus

The Swiss Federal Council, as a precaution with regard to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), has recommended that Swiss citizens cancel all non-urgent travel plans outside of the country. It has also called for all Swiss citizens and citizens of Liechtenstein who are on travel for business or leisure to return to Switzerland.

Presently, some airlines continue to offer flights from the USA to Switzerland and Europe. As the flight offerings change constantly, please contact the airline or your travel agent directly.  See current flight information (PDF, 59.2 kB, English)

Swiss citizens living in the United States of America are NOT mandated to return to Switzerland. The decision as to whether or not to travel to Switzerland is at your own discretion and your own personal responsibility. Dual citizens should be aware that U.S. citizens are required by law to enter and leave the United States with a U.S. passport. If you choose to travel, please register your trip on the Travel Admin App of the FDFA.

For travels to or via the Unites States, only the US authorities can give you information. Please contact the US authorities for immigration information.

For urgent requests, kindly contact the FDFA Helpline (Tel. +41 800 24-7-365/ +41 58 465 33 33) or contact your representation directly.

Helpline FDFA  

For information related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) kindly consult the information and directives of the local authorities and the recommendations of the World Health Organization WHO.


On the state level, the Federal Office of Public Health of Switzerland (FOPH) informs in regards to the Novel Coronavirus and publishes travel advice accordingly.


The Travel Advice Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland (FDFA)  offers travelers basic information for travel preparation by informing on possible risks and certain precautions (in German, French and Italian). They are to be considered as a complementary source of information.
FDFA Travel Advice

Please note: During this ongoing situation, there is no legal entitlement to organized departure. Swiss nationals or persons residing in Switzerland are requested to organize departure and return travel primarily independently and with the help of a travel agency or transport company. In doing so, detours and additional costs must be accepted. Due to current developments, the representations have only very limited or - depending on the situation - no possibilities for assistance with departure and onward travel from affected regions and countries.

Visa & entry to Switzerland

Visa requirements, the filing of visa applications, forms and visa costs, and information about living in Switzerland


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


News and press releases of the FDFA

General Information

Visa appointments:

The waiting time for an appointment may be up to 5 weeks, especially during the high season in summer or during the holiday season. Applicants are therefore advised to book their appointments as early as possible. Making an appointment is free of charge.


Payments are accepted in cash, all major credit cards (except American Express) and money orders. Fees payable in USD only. Visa applicants also have the option to pay online (

Shipping documents:

It is recommended that important documents (passports, official papers, visa applications) are mailed with a carrier with a tracking number.