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Opening hours for Consular section during the COVID-19 Pandemic

1. Opening hours of the Consular Office:

Every Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 to 12:00, except published holidays on our Embassy website.

Tuesday morning: Legalization (no SAME DAY service, document can be pick up on the next day or in a week);

Wednesday morning: Passport, Chinese Travel Document, Notarization and Visa (only for diplomatic visa and official visa).

With the “Pick up form” we issued after submit the document, anyone can come on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings to pick up the Passport / Chinese Travel Document / Notarization, no appointment in advance is required.

Except for the pickup, appointment are require for all other matter. Apply new Passports and Travel Document need to make an appointment on the “online appointment system for overseas applications” (; Legalization, notarization and visa application (only diplomatic visa and official visa) need to apply an appointment via e-mail:

2. Address of the Consular section:

Lombachweg 23, 3006 Bern (by the path “Schneckengässchen“)

3. Telephone and e-mail consolation of the Consular section:

Telephone consultation: 0041 79 130 97 39; Consultation hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00-12:00, 15:00-17:00 (except published holidays on our Embassy website). Language of Chinese, English, or German are acceptable;

Email:, Language of Chinese, English, or German are acceptable.

4. Visa application:

For visa application, please contact the Chinese Visa Application Service Center in Berne. The opening hours of the Chinese Visa Application Service Center are Wednesday and Friday from 10:00-13:00.

Telephone consultation: 0041-58 618 89 88; Telephone consultation hours: Monday to Friday, 10:00-15:00 (except holidays published holidays on their website); website:; e-mail consolation:; office address: 1st Stock, Murifeld, Weltpoststrasse 5, 3015, Bern.

                     Embassy of People’s Republic of China in Switzerland

                   November 14, 2020

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