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

During the year 2017, the U.S. Embassy will be closed on the dates shown below.

Dates of Closure - All Dates 2017
Date Day Holiday


January 2

Monday Saint Berchtold's Swiss
January 16 Monday Martin Luther King Day U.S.

February 20

Monday Washington’s Birthday U.S.
April 14 Friday Good Friday Swiss
April 17 Monday Easter Monday Swiss
May 25 Thursday Ascension Day Swiss
May 29 Monday Memorial Day U.S
June 5 Monday Whitmonday Swiss
July 4 Tuesday Independence Day U.S.
August 1 Tuesday Swiss National Day Swiss
September 4 Monday Labor Day U.S.
October 9 Monday Columbus Day U.S.
November 10 Friday Veterans Day U.S.
November 23 Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S.
December 25 Monday Christmas Day Swiss
December 26 Tuesday St. Stephen's Day Swiss
January 1, 2018 Monday New Year's Day Swiss/U.S
January 2, 2018 Tuesday Saint Berchtold's Swiss