HE Keva L. Bain, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, presented her Credentials to the President of the Swiss Confederation, H.E. Ms. Simonetta Sommaruga, on Tuesday, 23 June 2020 at a formal ceremony at the Federal Palace in Bern, Switzerland. The President and the Ambassador discussed matters of mutual interest between the two countries, both of which are small states with substantial financial centres. They also discussed the experiences of both countries with respect to the COVID 19 Pandemic and the ongoing accession of The Bahamas to the World Trade Organization.
At present the Mission does not perform any consular functions apart from performing interviews on behalf of the Department of Immigration for applicants for Permanent Residency or Citizenship. The Embassy is available to lend advice and some assistance to Bahamians in distress, who may contact the Embassy outside regular business hours on +41 (0)79 382 4437, or via email to:
The High Commission observes holidays recognised in The Bahamas and the Canton of Geneva. A list for 2021 may be downloaded here.
Bahamians who encounter difficulties in any country where there is no Bahamian Embassy or Consulate present should contact the nearest British Embassy or Consulate for assistance. In addition, there are a number of Honorary Consuls who represent Bahamian interests around the world. including in Zurich, Mrs Michelle Degoumois, whose consular jurisdiction covers all of Switzerland. Her details are as follows:
Michelle J. Degoumois
Consulate of The Bahamas