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Embassy of Swiss Confederation in Beijing

Ambassador: H.E.Mr. Blaise Godet
Address: No. 3, Dong Wu Jie, San Li Tun
Postal Code: 100600
Tel: (+86)10 8532 8888
Fax: (+86)10 6532 4353
E-mail: vertretung@bei.rep.admin.ch

Office Hours:
09:00-12:00, Monday to Friday (In the afternoon on appointment)
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays closed

Visa Section
Office Hours: 09:00-11:00, Monday to Friday
Tel: (+86)10 8532 8755, Monday to Friday
Fax + 86 10 6532 6210
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays closed.

 Consulate General of Swiss Confederation in Guangzhou

Consular Areas: Fujian Province, Guangdong Province, Guangxi Province, Hainan Province
Address: 27/F, Grand Tower, No.228, Tianhe Rd.,Tianhe District, Guangzhou
Postal Code: 510620
Tel. +86 20 3833 0450 (Chancellery)
+86 20 3833 0451 (SBH)
Fax +86 20 3833 0453
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 08:30-12:00 (In the afternoon by appointment)
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays closed

Visa Office
Tel. +86 20 3833 0452
Fax +86 20 3833 1315
Office Hours:
Visitors: 08:30-11:30, Monday-Friday
Tour-Operators: 13:30-14:30, Monday-Friday
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays closed

 Consulate General of the Swiss Confederation in Shanghai

Consular Areas: Shanghai, Zhejiang Province, Jiangsu Province, Anhui Province
Chancery: 22/F, Building A, Far East International Plaza, No.319 Xianxia Road, Shanghai
Postal Code: 200051,
Tel: (+86) 21 6270 0519, (+86) 21 6270 0520, (+86) 21 5257 4111 (Visa)
Fax: (+86) 21 6270 0522
E-mail: Vertretung@sha.rep.admin.ch
Office Hours: 09:00-12:00, Monday-Friday
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays closed

Visa Office
Office Hours: 14:00-16:30
Tel: (+86) 21 5257 4111

Public Holidays during 2014:

Date Day Holiday
January 1 Wednesday New Year's Day
January 2 Thursday New Year (Berchtold's Day)
January 30 - February 3 Thursday - Monday Chinese Spring Festival
April 18 Friday Good Friday (Karfreitag/Vendredi Saint)
April 21 Monday Easter Monday
May 1 Thursday International Labor Holiday
June 2 Monday Dragon Boat Festival
September 8 Monday Mid-Autumn Festival
October 1 - 3 Wednesday - Friday Chinese National Holiday
December 24 Wednesday Christmas Eve (afternoon)
December 25 Thursday Christmas Day
December 26 Friday Boxing Day (Stephanstag/St.Etienne)
December 31 Wednesday New Year's Eve (afternoon)

 Please contact China Embassy in Switzerland if Swisses will go to China.


 Selected Questions and Answers:

 Asked by Ms. Li(Switzerland)
Hi, I am an Australian passport holder and planning to travel to Hongkong in July for a short visit, about 4 weeks. During this 4 weeks, i would also like to visit China, Guangzhou, which is next to Hongkong. I know that Hongkong allows 3 month of stay for Australians without visa. Do i need to apply for visa to visit to go to Guangzhou from Hongkong? Thanks.

 Answered by Mr. Leonardo
You do need a Chinese L visa for your visit to Guangzhou, but it can be applied from the visa office of PRC in HK.


  Asked by Mr. Ed Grozalis(Switzerland)
I'm traveling thru Beijing to Mongolia from the Switzerland. My Switzerland flight arrives in Beijing about 2PM and my Mongolia flight leaves the same airport at 7AM the next day. Do I need a visa to be able to leave the airport and stay in a nearby hotel? Or do I have to stay in tne in-transit area of the airport? Thank you.

 Answered by Mr. Leonardo
No visa is required for your transit within 24 hours provided that you don't leave the airport.