Welcome to the website of the Consulate General of Switzerland in Istanbul.
After one year with the Swiss Embassy in Ankara as Deputy Head of Mission, I had the great honor to overtake the General Consulate in Istanbul. I am looking forward being your new interlocutor in Istanbul for a wide range of issues regarding Switzerland.
My team and I are here to promote and safeguard the interests of Switzerland and its citizens residing in the whole territory of Turkey. Switzerland's interests are indeed much diversified and our tasks are multiple: from assisting Swiss citizens living or travelling in Turkey to informing Turkish and other nationals on visa regulations. We are also promoting Switzerland as a business location and encouraging trade and investment, in close partnership with the Swiss Business Hub based in the premises of the Consulate General and which is the extension of Switzerland Global Enterprise in Zurich. Moreover, we are marketing Switzerland as an exceptional tourist destination already well known in Turkey. Not to be left out are the support and promotion of cultural activities as well as strenghtening Swirtzerland's leadership as a world-class location for science, education, art, and innovation.
The General Consulate is furthermore assisted by honorary consuls based in Antalya, Izmir, Gaziantep, Mersin and Trabzon.
Our website offers a broad range of information about Switzerland in the fields of politics, education, economics and trade. On these fields we work closely with the Embassy of Switzerland in Ankara. Furthermore the website has been built to provide you with useful advice about travelling, studying or living in our country, in addition to useful links and contacts. In order to make some procedure easier, forms are available on-line for you to download.
We hope you will enjoy visiting our website and will be pleased to assist you further with any questions. Please feel free to contact us if you have any suggestions or comments to improve the content of the information provided.
Thank you for your visit.