Embassy of Switzerland in San Jose


The Swiss Embassy in Costa Rica is a bilateral mission in San Jose and promotes Swiss interests in Costa Rica. The embassy of Switzerland also plays an important role in development, cultural affairs and contacts with the local press of Costa Rica. The Swiss Embassy in San Jose is headed by Yasmine Chatila Zwahlen - Ambassador of Switzerland to Costa Rica.


Swiss Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica Edificio Centro Colon 10 piso, Paseo Colon Apartado 895 Centro Colon 1007 San Jose Costa Rica


(+506) 2221 4829


(+506) 2255 2831





Yasmine Chatila Zwahlen - Ambassador

Office Hours:


Embassy Appointments

Many embassies in Costa Rica require an appointment before you visit. On the official website of the Swiss embassy in San Jose 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 San Jose before you travel. Information is available on the embassy website () or contact the visa department by telephone (+506) 2221 4829 or email sjc.vertretung@eda.admin.ch

Consulates of Switzerland in Costa Rica

Next to the embassy in San Jose there could be additional Swiss consulates located in Costa Rica.

Please check below for the locations of the Swiss consulates in Costa Rica.

Swiss Consulates in Costa Rica

Next to the embassy in San Jose, Switzerland has consulates in the following cities: (if there are no cities mentioned here that means that Switzerland does not have any consulates located in Costa Rica ).

Embassy Consular Department and Services

The consular department of the Swiss Embassy in San Jose offers consular assistance. The consular department in general offers services for visitors from Costa Rica to Switzerland as wel as for Swiss citizens in Costa Rica. 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.