How To Apply

Visa Application Process:


Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your ‘purpose of visit’. We are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application process but are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a visa category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature, we have no say on whether you will be granted a visa and how long it will take to process, as this is entirely the prerogative of the Embassy of Switzerland. You may refer to the link ‘Visa Types’ to get more information on the different visa categories and the documentation requirements.

Step 2:

Complete your visa application form and affix your photograph. You may download the form from this website.

Step 3:

Choose where you wish to apply for your visa. Schengen visa applicants can apply at one of the visa application centres (without an appointment) or can apply directly at the Embassy of Switzerland in Islamabad (with an appointment booked via this website).




The following applicants have to submit their visa applications directly at the Embassy of Switzerland, Islamabad:

  • Persons applying for a long term visa (more than 90 days)
  • Rejected applicants who wish to appeal against the decision.

Applicants applying for a long stay visa should visit the website of the Embassy of Switzerland for more information.



Prepare and attach all supporting documents as mentioned on the checklist relevant to your purpose of visit, making sure that your application is complete.  


Submit your application at your nearest application centre in Islamabad, Karachi or Lahore, or submit your application at the Switzerland Embassy in Islamabad on your scheduled appointment date.


After submitting your application at one of the visa application centres, the progress of your application can be tracked online. You will require the application reference number mentioned on your receipt.


Collect your passport from the Visa Application Centre when you have been notified that it is ready for collection.

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