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The Swiss embassy publishes a newsletter containing information on culture, science and politics
The Swiss embassy represents Switzerland's interests in the country and provides consular services and visa support for people resident in: Japon
Responsible for building and maintaining relations between Switzerland and Japan in the areas of education, research and innovation. The Embassy of Switzerland in Tokyo is responsible for all consular and visa-related matters.
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An overview of the content, and how it is kept up to date
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Visa application procedure and applicable regulations in Switzerland
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What to do in case of earthquake abroad?
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Risk of kidnapping in the Sahara and Sahel region
How many Swiss nationals live in the country and what they do
Get together with other Swiss nationals living abroad
Swiss nationals who live and travel abroad are subject to which national laws and obligations?
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The dossier is intended for people who leave Switzerland to take up permanent residence in another country and work abroad.
Dossier: Vivre et travailler au Japon (PDF, Number of pages 34, 903.2 kB)
Contact the responsible Swiss representation or consulate when you want to register or unregister as a resident, when you need a new passport, have moved or wish to apply for citizenship. The entire selection of services offered can be found in the dropdown menu to the right. The contact details of the responsible Swiss representation are shown on the corresponding page.
Swiss citizens who get into difficulties abroad, also can ask for advice and help from the Swiss representative.
The magazine for the Swiss Abroad appears six times a year and provides information about what is happening at home and the activities of Swiss associations abroad. It also answers administrative questions.
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Using the FDFA’s online consular services while abroad.
The relevant Swiss representation abroad can answer any questions concerning the FDFA’s online desk.
Information on requirements to enter Switzerland and to take residence, procedure to submit an entry visa application, visa application form and fees
List of information sources and contact points with regard to entering Switzerland and residency
What you need to know about working, studying and living in Switzerland as a foreigner
Summary of general information about Switzerland and links
Information on schools and universities in Switzerland
Switzerland's strength as one of the most successful global business locations
An overview of Swiss diplomacy and involvement on the ground
How Switzerland and the country work together on education
A broad overview of Swiss services compiled by the FDFA, SECO and the Swiss representations abroad
Switzerland and Japan have continued to enjoy a long cooperative relationship in research and development for many years
Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan wishes to celebrate the ties of friendship between our two countries in all their strength and diversity.
Cultural projects strengthening ties between countries
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Last update 27.11.2017