Locations in Switzerland

U.S. Embassy Bern offers a full range of consular services to U.S. citizens in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.  Many of these services are also available at U.S. Consular Agency Zurich and U.S. Consular Agency Geneva.

Please click here if your inquiry is in regards to a social security number or social security benefit.

Services are available by appointment only.

Note:  Emergency passports are only available at U.S. Embassy Bern.

Services are available by appointment only.

The Embassy is closed on U.S. and Swiss holidays.

We encourage our customers to carefully review the detailed information available on our website. If you do have specific questions we ask that you send us an email via
our Contact Form.  We respond to email inquiries within two business days.

Mailing Address:
U.S. Embassy Bern
American Citizen Services
P.O. Box 3259
3001 Bern, Switzerland

Sulgeneckstrasse 19
3007 Bern, Switzerland

Phone: +41 31 357 70 11 (Emergencies only, for all routine questions, please use
our contact form or send us an email at BernACS@state.gov)
Fax:  +41 31 357 72 80

Payment Options:


Cash: Local Currency (CHF)
  • In-person only (No Cash in the Mail)
  • Swiss Francs (CHF)
  • Our current cash exchange rate is 1 USD:1 CHF
Cash: U.S. Dollars ($)
  • In-person only (No Cash in the Mail)
  • U.S dollar bills issued after 2006 only
Credit Cards
  • In-person only (credit card holder must be present)
  • Charged in U.S. dollars
  • Exchange rates vary and fees may apply, please check with your credit service provider
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No personal checks
  • Cashiers’ check – only
  • (Barscheck/Bankscheck)
  • (Cheque Comptant)
  • (Assegno Bancario’s)
  • In U.S. dollars
  • Payable to: U.S. Embassy Bern
  • Must include ‘code line’ (e.g. Bank’s routing number, account number and transit number)
  • Checks must be drawn on an American bank (e.g. Swiss bank must have a corresponding bank in the U.S.)
  • Example cashiers’ check(PDF 191 KB)

Please note we cannot perform any requested service until the correct fee for the full amount is paid.

Security Notice:

Allowed Items: You may bring one small (35cm x 30cm x 20cm) bag into the waiting room area.  Larger bags are not permitted.

You are not allowed to enter the U.S. Embassy with any of the following items:

  • Electronic or battery-operated devices, including mobile phones, digital diaries, digital  watches, pagers, cameras, compact discs, laptops, portable music players and e-Readers
  • Food and liquid items
  • Sealed envelopes or packages
  • Cigarettes, cigars, match boxes, e-cigarettes and lighters
  • Sharp objects such as scissors, pen knives or nail files
  • Weapons or explosive materials of any kind

Please note this list is not exhaustive.  Other items may be prohibited at the discretion of the security staff. There is no facility at the U.S Embassy to store prohibited items. You must make arrangements to store these items before entering.