Embassy of Switzerland in Cape Town


The Swiss Embassy in South Africa is a bilateral mission in Cape Town and promotes Swiss interests in South Africa. The embassy of Switzerland also plays an important role in development, cultural affairs and contacts with the local press of South Africa. The Swiss Embassy in Cape Town is headed by Mr Viktor Christen - Ambassador of Switzerland to South Africa.


Swiss Embassy Branch Office in Cape Town, South Africa Nr 1, Thibault Square 26th Floor (Old BP Building) cnr Long and Hans Strijdom Streets P O Box 1546 Cape Town 8000 South Africa


(+27) 21 418 36 69


(+27) 21 418 15 69





Mr Viktor Christen - Ambassador

Office Hours:


Embassy Appointments

Many embassies in South Africa require an appointment before you visit. On the official website of the Swiss embassy in Cape Town you will find information on opening hours and how to book appointments.

Opening hours

Please note that embassy opening hours can vary. Always contact the embassy before a visit.

Visa for Switzerland

For all Swiss visa related matters contact the embassy in Cape Town before you travel. Information is available on the embassy website () or contact the visa department by telephone (+27) 21 418 36 69 or email vertretung@cap.rep.admin.ch

Consulates of Switzerland in South Africa

Next to the embassy in Cape Town there could be additional Swiss consulates located in South Africa.

Please check below for the locations of the Swiss consulates in South Africa.

Swiss Consulates in South Africa

Next to the embassy in Cape Town, Switzerland has consulates in the following cities: Cape Town and Durban

Embassy Consular Department and Services

The consular department of the Swiss Embassy in Cape Town offers consular assistance. The consular department in general offers services for visitors from South Africa to Switzerland as wel as for Swiss citizens in South Africa. Generally, services comprise of visa applications, passport renewals, marriage registration, legalization of documents, birth of a child, Swiss nationality issues and more. Contact the consular department directly by telephone or email.