Embassy of Switzerland in Kosovo

The embassy premises in Pristina
Embassy of Switzerland in Pristina © FDFA

As Switzerland's official representation, the Embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between the two countries. It represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic and financial affairs, legal arrangements, science, education and culture.

Embassy's tasks

COVID-19

Restricted access to the Embassy counters  

Due to the current pandemic situation COVID-19 , the consular activities of this Embassy continue but in a restricted manner. The access to our counters is limited.

Please note that entering the Embassy of Switzerland is only guaranteed on the basis of an appointment

Distance and hygiene instructions (PDF, 363.0 kB, English)  must be respected when entering the building.

 

For Swiss citizens: We are at your service for any information. The access to the counter remains assured but only by appointment. Please contact us by email: pristina.visa@eda.admin.ch

In case of emergency, Consular services remain also available outside office hours: Helpline FDFA +41 800 247 365 or  +41 58 465 33 33   helpline@eda.admin.ch

The entry restrictions for Switzerland are in force until further notice.

For current entry restrictions to Switzerland please visit the FOPH website regularly

 

Information regarding visa services

Information regarding entry into Switzerland

Effective July 19, 2021, Kosovo is not considered a high-risk country anymore and therefore, the regular entry requirements will apply again.

If your trip to Switzerland includes transit through another foreign country, travelers are responsible for verifying the travel restrictions in place of that country.

To see what rules apply to your own particular situation when entering Switzerland, consult the online Travelcheck.

All travelers are responsible for verifying the travel restrictions in place before departure.

For further information, please consult the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) and of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).

Persons who already have a Schengen Visa C issued by Switzerland but were unable to use it due to the pandemic will not benefit a refund of the visa fee or a substitute visa free of charge.

Requests for family reunification / marriage preparation / studies

The Embassy allocates a limited number of appointments for applications for family reunification, marriage preparation and for studying in Switzerland. Please contact the Regional Consular Center Western Balkans by e-mail (pristina.visa@eda.admin.ch) to arrange an appointment. Please send a scan of your passport as well as a short description of the kind of application. The next available appointment will be allocated, based on the principle "first come, first served". Further details on the application procedure: Kosovo / Albania / North Macedonia

Visa for France, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg

The suspension of the representation agreements with France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg has been lifted.  Applying for a visa C for the mentioned countries will be possible again at TLScontact as of 19.07.2021.

All travelers are responsible for verifying the COVID-19 travel restrictions in place before departure. 

The suspension of the representative agreement with Austria is still valid and therefore we kindly ask you to contact the Embassy of Austria in Kosovo directly regarding visa related matters. 

Important Information
We kindly ask you to respect the existing restrictions of the local authorities. This Embassy accepts no responsibility for any violations, as this is the personal responsibility of each individual. This Embassy cannot issue any special permits to reach the Embassy.

Possibility to return to Switzerland

What does the FDFA advice?

If you are neither a Swiss national nor a foreign national with a valid residency permit in Switzerland, please note that you will be refused boarding of the flight and entry into/transit through Switzerland unless you meet one of the few criteria described here:

For flights out of Kosovo please check the flight schedule of  the Airport in Pristina and contact directly the airlines for further information. Please be aware that the situation can change very quickly.

If you are Swiss and travelling abroad, register now on the "Travel Admin App". This will enable the FDFA to provide you with better support on your return journey.

App Travel Admin: Travel Admin App for iPhone  / Travel Admin App for Android

Welcome

A greeting from the Ambassador

Services

Contact the responsible Swiss representation for identity papers, civil status, registration and deregistration, matters of civil status, etc.

News

Local and international news and events related to the country

Registration and deregistration, change of address

Information about the registration, de-registration and notification of address changes at Swiss representations abroad

Switzerland and Kosovo

Swiss diplomacy and engagement in the fields of peacebuilding, education, culture and the economy

Visa – Entry to and residence in Switzerland

Information on requirements to enter Switzerland and to take residence, procedure to submit an entry visa application, visa application form and fees

Detailed information can be found on the German and the French page.