Corona Virus (Covid-19): Important information when contacting the embassy

Booking appointments for all visits to the embassy
To limit the spread of the ongoing Coronavirus, the Swedish Embassy in Bern is only open to visitors after booking an appointment.

Telephone contact with the embassy
The embassy receives many calls due to the Corona virus and it may take a moment for the call to be answered. We regret this and do everything to answer all incoming calls quickly. Here you find information regarding traveling to Sweden.

Visits to the embassy
A total of three visitors can be in the embassy waiting room at the same time. This can mean that visitors have to wait in front of the embassy.

Last updated 25 Sep 2017, 9.37 PM


Swedish Embassy
3001 Bern

Visit us

Bundesgasse 26
3011 Bern


+41 31 328 70 00


+41 31 328 70 01

E-mail address for passport inquiries

Until further notice, a prior appointment booking is required for all visits to the embassy.
In order to limit the spread of the ongoing Corona outbreak, the Swedish Embassy in Bern is only open to visitors by prior appointment. Book your appointment by sending an e-mail to 

Visiting hours - however time booking is required, see above.
Monday: 09:30-12.00
Tuesday: 09.30-12.00
Wednesday: 09.30-12.00 and 14.00-16.00
Thursday: 10.30-12.00
Friday: 09.30-12.00

Application for passport
An appointment is required for application of passport and ID-card.

Collect passport - appointment is required, see above.

Telephone hours
Monday: 09.00-12.15 and 13.45-15.00
Tuesday: 09.00-12.15
Wednesday09.00-12.15 and 13.45-16.00
Thursday: 09.00-09.30, 10.30-12.15 and 13.45-16.00
Friday: 09.00-12.15

For Swedish citizens, in case of emergancy, call +41 31 328 70 00 and follow the instruction.

Visa, residence and work permits

The Embassy of Sweden in Bern does not handle any migration or visa matters. We are not able to accept applications, provide any type of stamps/certificates for those applying for visa or take biometrics for residence- and work permits. Normally applications are made on-line.
Please inform yourself at the homepage of the Swedish Migration Agency, for Swiss citizens.

For further questions we kindly ask you to contact one of the five Swedish embassies in the Schengen-Area handling migration: Athens, Berlin, Madrid, Paris or Rome.

Holidays 2020

24 December    Christmas Eve

25 December    Christmas Day

31 December    New Year Eve

Holidays 2021

The Embassy is closed on the following holidays during 2021.

  • 1 January
    New Years Day
  • 6 January
  • 1 April
    Maundy Thursday
  • 2 April
    Good Friday
  • 5 April
    Easter Monday
  • 13 May
    Ascension Day
  • 14 May
    „Bridge" Day
  • 24 May
    Whit Monday
  • 25 June
  • 24 December
    Christmas Eve
  • 31 December
    New Year's Eve