Embassy & Consulates of Switzerland in China

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 2020:

Date Day Holiday
January 1 Wednesday New Year's Day
January 2 Thursday Saint Berchtold's Day
January 24 - 28 Friday - Tuesday Chinese New Year
April 10 Friday Good Friday
April 13 Monday Easter
June 1 Monday Whit Monday
June 25 Thursday Dragon Boat Festival
October 1 - 2 Thursday - Friday Chinese National Day & Mid-Autumn Festival
December 24 * Thursday Christmas' Eve* 
December 25 Friday Christmas Day
December 31 * Thursday New Year's Eve *
* indicates afternoon.

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

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.

- Last modified on Dec. 19, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Embassy & Consulates of Switzerland in China
Asked by jovita Obcena from SWITZERLAND | May. 17, 2017 14:03Reply
I am travelling Switzerland to Phils via china airlines .
Do i need visa during my connecting flight to Philippines .I have dual swiss and Phiippine l nationality.
Answers (3)
Answered by Veronica from GREECE | May. 18, 2017 04:14

Jovita, may I know which city you will stop and how long you will stop? Also, which passport do you hold when you enter China?
Answered by Jovita Obcena from SWITZERLAND | May. 18, 2017 05:09

Hi Veronica ,,Peking china is our stop over and after is only domestic flight from Peking to Philippines ,,that means we change airplane .Stop over is 9 hrs ,I am bringing both passport Swiss and Philippine passport .
Answered by Veronica | May. 18, 2017 20:11

If so, you can enjoy the 24 hour direct transit in Beijing. No need to apply for a visa then.
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