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About the US embassy and its location in Bern, Switzerland.

About Switzerland

Switzerland is a country situated in western, central and southern Europe. Switzerland comprises four main linguistic and cultural regions: German, French, Italian and Romansh. The current population (as of 2018) is 8,508,898. Switzerland has a human development index (HDI) of 0.944 and therefore can be considered as country with very high human development (according to UNDP – United Nations Development Programme). There are a lot of different embassies and consulates located in Turkey. Among these, there are also representations of the United States of America.

About Bern

Bern is the capital of Switzerland, referred to by the Swiss as their (e.g. in German) Bundesstadt, or “federal city”. 133,798 people are living in Bern (as of 2017). The city is very important and represents Switzerland internationally which is why the U.S.A. choose it as location for one of their embassies.

About the US embassy in Bern, Switzerland

Offices located within the US embassy located in Bern include:

  • Consular Section
  • Defense Organizations
  • Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) in Geneve
  • Legal Attaché´s Office
  • Management
  • Political / Economic Section
  • Public Affairs
  • Regional Security Office (RSO)
  • U.S. Commercial Service
  • U.S. Marine Corps Security Guards

Visa services offered by the US embassy in Bern, Switzerland

Visa services for USA immigration/non-immigration visas are handled by the department for travel permits.  You can schedule an interview for a visa here:

You can contact them via phone +251 111 30-6000.

American citizen services offered by the US embassy in Bern, Switzerland

American citizen services are handled by a number of departments depending on your issue. Please visit  ( for more information on how to proceed with your issue/query.

Notary services offered by the US embassy in Bern, Switzerland

This embassy offers notary services to all US passport holders and foreign nationals (on the provision they are using the documents within the United States). This price is $50 paid in cash or US issued credit card, per page.