Information for the media

FDFA Information telephone service

The FDFA Information telephone service will respond to your calls daily from Monday through Friday from 9.00 to 12.30 and from 13.30 to 17.00.

FDFA Information during festive day/weekend emergency on-call service

From Friday, 18 October 2019 at 5.00 p.m. until Monday, 21 October 2019 at 9.00 a.m., please contact Tilman Renz, FDFA Spokesperson at +41 79 706 53 32,

Accreditation of foreign media representatives

The FDFA accredits members of the media working for foreign media.


Representatives of foreign media are journalists or photographers who work for one or more media outlet abroad. Representatives of foreign media also include freelance journalists and photographers who can prove that they work principally and regularly for foreign media outlets.

Accreditation requirements have to be submitted at FDFA Information  ( including following forms and documents:

The accreditation is valid for two years.

The regulations do not apply to journalists accredited to the Federal Palace. For more information please contact the Federal Chancellery (de).