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 2018/2019, the U.S. Embassy will be closed on the dates shown below.

Dates of Closure
Date Day Holiday Country
December 25, 2018 Tuesday Christmas Day Swiss / U.S.
December 26, 2018 Wednesday St. Stephen's Day Swiss
January 1, 2019 Tuesday New Year's Day Swiss / U.S.
January 2, 2019 Wednesday Saint Berchtold Swiss
January 21, 2019 Monday Martin Luther King Day U.S.
February 18, 2019 Monday Washington’s Birthday U.S.
April 19, 2019 Friday Good Friday Swiss
April 22, 2019 Monday Easter Monday Swiss
May 27, 2019 Monday Memorial Day U.S.
May 30, 2019 Thursday Ascension Day Swiss
June 10, 2019 Monday Whit Monday Swiss
July 4, 2019 Thursday Independence Day U.S.
August 1, 2019 Thursday Swiss National Day Swiss
September 2, 2019 Monday Labor Day U.S.
October 14, 2019 Monday Columbus Day U.S.
November 11, 2019 Monday Veterans Day U.S.
November 28, 2019 Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S.
December 25, 2019 Wednesday Christmas Day Swiss / U.S.
December 26, 2019 Thursday St. Stephen's Day Swiss