Consular services provided by Swiss representations abroad

Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

Key facts

The Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) audited the consular services of Swiss representations abroad. Changing needs and increasing demands mean that the service offering needs to be adapted. Services can be divided into three groups: services for Swiss citizens residing abroad, support to Swiss travellers and the processing of visa applications. At the end of 2021, around 788,000 Swiss citizens were registered with a consular representation.