Together with my team I welcome you to the official website of the Consulate General of Switzerland in Saint Petersburg.
In 1817, Switzerland opened a Consulate in Saint Petersburg and upgraded it to a Consulate General in 1837. An Honorary Consul General headed it until 1906 when a fully-fledged legation was inaugurated. After the Russian revolution, the Swiss representation was subsequently transferred to the new capital.
The reopening of a Honorary representation in 1998, followed by its upgrade into a Consulate General in 2006, indicates the importance Switzerland puts forward to the second-largest city also referred to as Russian Cultural - or Northern Capital, home to some federal government bodies, important touristic, economic, scientific, educational and cultural Center. It underlines also the significance of the Northwest Region of Russia with the Republics of Karelia and Komi, Nenets autonomous district, the regions of Arkhangelsk, Vologda, Kaliningrad, Leningrad, Murmansk, Novgorod and Pskov.
We invite you to browse through our website and discover a lot of interesting information about Switzerland and links to Swiss authorities and institutions.
For Swiss citizens that are looking for consular support or visas for foreign nationals the Regional Consular Center in Moscow at the Embassy of Switzerland in Russia is the point of contact. Our colleagues in Moscow are glad to assist you.
Thank you for your interest in Switzerland and I trust that you will find the information you are looking for on our website. Do not hesitate to contact us with any suggestions, observations or questions.
Consul General of Switzerland in Saint Petersburg