Holidays and Closures

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The U.S. Embassy observes both U.S. and Swiss holidays and will be closed on those dates. The visa application services call center also observes U.S. and Swiss holidays and will also be closed on those dates.

U.S. Embassy Dates of Closure

In 2019/2020, the U.S. Embassy will be closed on the dates shown below.

Dates of Closure
Date Day Holiday Country
December 25, 2019 Wednesday Christmas Day Swiss / U.S.
December 26, 2019 Thursday St. Stephen's Day Swiss
January 1, 2020 Thursday New Year's Day Swiss / U.S.
January 2, 202 Friday Saint Berchtold Swiss
January 20, 2020 Monday Martin Luther King Day U.S.
February 17, 2020 Monday Washington’s Birthday U.S.
April 10, 2020 Friday Good Friday Swiss
April 13, 2020 Monday Easter Monday Swiss
May 21, 2020 Thursday Ascension Day Swiss
May 25, 2020 Monday Memorial Day U.S.
June 1, 2020 Monday Whit Monday Swiss
July 3, 2020 Thursday Independence Day (observed) U.S.
September 7, 2020 Monday Labor Day U.S.
October 12, 2020 Monday Columbus Day U.S.
November 11, 2020 Wednesday Veterans Day U.S.
November 26, 2020 Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S.
December 25, 2020 Friday Christmas Day Swiss / U.S.