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In Afghanistan an official Swiss representation safeguards Switzerland’s various interests. Switzerland is involved in development cooperation and humanitarian aid through relevant projects in Afghanistan.

07.09.2021: Swiss nationals and foreign nationals with a valid residence permit in Switzerland who are still in Afghanistan

Switzerland temporarily closed its representation in Kabul on Sunday, 15.8.2021 and withdrew its staff in view of the current developments.

The Swiss Embassy in Islamabad is working to identify possibilities for Swiss nationals and foreign persons with a valid residence permit in Switzerland to show interested and eligible persons valid possibilities to leave the country.

Any relocation from Kabul is to be carried out by own means and on own responsibility. Checkpoints on the roads and identity checks must be expected.

Swiss citizens and persons with a valid residence permit in Switzerland should contact the Swiss Embassy in Islamabad with any questions or if they need help:

Responsibility in services and visas

Consular services (registration and deregistration, issuing of Swiss passports and identity cards, civil status changes, etc.) are provided by the following Swiss representation:

Contact details of the Embassy of Switzerland in Islamabad/Pakistan

Travelling to Afghanistan

Travelling to Switzerland

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

Swiss nationals in Afghanistan

Last update 24.01.2023


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