Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco

Given the current circumstances, the Consulate General of Switzerland and its consular services are operating at reduced capacity. Consular services will continue to be available for urgent and essential cases. In order to follow the recommended measures of social distancing, please limit your visits to the General Consulate to appointments that have been scheduled in advance. Please contact us by e-mail to schedule your appointment.

Consulate General in San Francisco
Consulate General in San Francisco © FDFA

COVID-19 Information

Information about travel to Switzerland:

Please see Visa & entry to Switzerland

Information about quarantine requirement in Switzerland

Please visit the website of the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH for detailled information and instructions.


Information for Swiss citizens:

On March 16, 2020, the Swiss Federal called for all Swiss travelling abroad to return to their country of residence.

The Department of Foreign Affairs does not plan any evacuation flights from the United States to Europe. Presently, several airlines continue to offer flights from the USA to Switzerland and Europe. As the flight offerings change frequently, please contact the airline or your travel agent directly to book or change your return flight. 
See current flight information (PDF, 55.9 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. Swiss citizens must travel with a valid Swiss passport in order to enter Switzerland. 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.

For travels to or via the United States, only the U.S. authorities can give you the necessary information.  Please consult the following websites:
US Embassy in Berne
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC

For urgent requests, contact the FDFA Helpline (Tel. +41 800 24-7-365/ +41 58 465 33 33) or your Swiss representation in the USA (Washington, Atlanta, New York or San Francisco).

Helpline FDFA  

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


In Switzerland, the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) provides information about the new coronavirus.  


The Travel Advice Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland (FDFA) offers travelers basic information 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

San Francisco Visa Desk

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

Services / Consular Affairs 

Contact the responsible Swiss representation for identity papers, civil status changes, registration and deregistration. No appointments necessary, except for passport processing. 

Job Openings

Job openings and internship programs at Swiss representations in the United States. 

Swiss Business Hub USA

The Swiss Business Hub supports small and medium-sized enterprises as well as startups with their export strategy to the US and promotes Switzerland as a business location.