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You have chosen to live abroad. Swiss representations abroad (embassy or consulate) will be your first point of contact for all administrative matters (registration, passport, civil status, voting rights, etc.) and when you find yourself in difficulty.

You have elected residence in the consular district of the Swiss representation of this country. Regular contact between Swiss expatriates and the relevant Swiss representation can be very useful for both parties. Registration is mandatory for all Swiss citizens domiciled abroad. A register of the Swiss abroad is maintained for this purpose.

Swiss Abroad Act

On these webpages you will find information on registration of the Swiss abroad, reporting a change of address, and returning to Switzerland.

Competent Swiss representation abroad

Online desk

With the online desk you have the possibility to access consular services, such as registering in the Swiss Abroad Register, notifications of changes of civil status, changes of address. 

Online desk

Last update 24.06.2022

Contact

+41 800 24-7-365 / +41 58 465 33 33

The Helpline FDFA deals as central contact point with matters relating to consular services.

365 days a year – around the clock 

helpline@eda.admin.ch

Skype: helpline-eda

Fax +41 58 462 78 66

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