As the official representation of Switzerland, the Embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between the two countries. It represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic, financial and legal affairs, as well as science, education and culture.
Embassy of Switzerland in Democratic Republic of Congo
President of the Swiss Confederation Simonetta Sommaruga: National Day 2020 greetings for the Swiss abroad
Allocution du 1er août 2020 de la Présidente de la Confédération Simonetta Sommaruga
Allocuzione del 1° agosto 2020 della Presidente della Confederazione Simonetta Sommaruga
Discurso del 1° de Agosto 2020 del presidente de la Confederación Simonetta Sommaruga
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
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 Organisation WHO.
In the event of an alert or suspicious case of COVID-19, remain isolated in your home and immediately call the Ministry of Public Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo at one of the following telephone numbers:
+243 818 130 199
+243 825 936 662
+243 811 366 001
+243 810 376 781
+243 852 002 458
In Switzerland, the Federal Office of Public Health of Switzerland FHPO informs in regards to the Novel Coronavirus and publishes travel advice accordingly.
The Travel Advice FDFA (in German, French and Italian) offers travelers basic information for travel preparation by informing on possible risks and certain precautions. They are to be considered as a complementary source of information.
For urgent requests, kindly contact the FDFA Helpline (Tel. +41 800 24-7-365 / +41 58 465 33 33) or contact the Embassy of Switzerland in Kinshasa.
Services and visa
All consular services and visa support for people resident in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Congo and Gabon are provided by the Embassy of Switzerland in Democratic Republic of the Congo. Information can be found on the websites concerned:
New procedure for visas
Appointments for short-stay visa applications ( Schengen visa) must be online on our website.
Regarding the filing of long-stay applications (national visa), appointments are made by phone.
You will find all the necessary information on the new procedure for visas on the following web page: Visa - Entry and stay in Switzerland