News And Updates

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    10 October 2018

    New Courier return service available from 15 October 2018

    With effect from Monday 15 October 2018 applicants will, when applying for their visa, be able to request the return of their passport and documents to their home or business address (in Pakistan) by courier. Applicants opting for this service will not be required to visit the visa application centre for a second time in order to collect their passport. For more information please click here.

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    10 July 2018

    The visa application centre in Islamabad will be closed on 12 and 13 July 2018

    The Islamabad visa application centre, currently located at 14-B Sadiq Plaza, G9 Markaz, will be closed on 12 and 13 July 2018. The Islamabad visa application centre will re-open on Monday 16 July 2018 in a new location in Islamabad. Please visit our Contact Us page for the location of the new centre.

  • 07 December 2017

    New Prime Time service available from 11 December 2017

    From 11 December applicants will be able to avail a new Prime Time service, allowing the submission of visa applications outside of normal working hours for an additional fee. For more information on this service please click here.

  • 15 November 2017

    Important information for Lahore applicants

    All persons applying for a Switzerland visa in Lahore should note that due to adverse weather conditions there will be an additional delay of one day in the transportation of application files to the Embassy of Switzerland in Islamabad. This delay also applies to applications that have been processed by the Embassy and returned to Gerry’s. This delay will continue throughout the winter season and normal service will resume as soon as possible.

  • 23 August 2017

    VAC closures during Eid ul Azha

    The Switzerland visa application centres will be closed on Friday 1 September and Monday 4 September on the occasion of Eid ul Azha. The application centres will reopen on Tuesday 5 September.

  • 17 May 2016

    VAC opening hours during Ramadan

    During the month of Ramadan the VAC will be open from 09:00 to 15:00. The passport collection timing will be from 09:00 to 13:00. There will be no change to the submission timing.

  • 02 March 2016

    Travel/health Insurance requirements

    All applicants are reminded that proof of existing travel/health insurance must be provided. The insurance must be valid for the Schengen states, covering a minimum amount of EURO 30,000 and must be valid for the entire duration of stay plus 15 days.

  • 13 December 2016

    The Switzerland visa application centres will be closed from 23 December 2015 and will reopen on 4 January 2016.

    If you need to apply for an “Official Mission” visa during this time and cannot wait until 4 January 2016, applicants should contact the Embassy of Switzerland by email.

  • 25 October 2015

    The Switzerland visa application centres will not be accepting applications between 26 October 2015 and 30 October 2015.

    At the request of the Embassy of Switzerland, the Visa Application Centres will not be accepting visa applications between 26 October 2015 and 30 October 2015.

  • 13 October 2015

    Applicants applying for a Swiss Schengen visa for the first time may now submit their applications at a visa application centre

    Applicants applying for a Swiss Schengen visa for the first time may now submit their applications at a visa application centre. The visa application centres are located in Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore respectively. Click here for more information.