Apply for VISA
to Switzerland


Visa applications for UK residents are to be submitted at the Swiss Visa Application Center’s at London, Manchester, Cardiff or Edinburgh (UK). All applications will be assessed by The Embassy of Switzerland, London. The Visa Application Centers are operated by VF Services (UK) Limited.

For Prospective Applicants

If you wish to apply for a visa for Switzerland, we strongly recommend that you read the information on this site. The provided guidelines will help you prepare your application as accurately as possible and prevent any processing delays.

Visa Application Process

Step 1 : All persons travelling must apply in person and must be present at the time of the application.Only Tourists, Business, Family/ Friend visits and Dependents/ Spouses of EEA Nationals applications are accepted at the VFS application centre.
Step 2 : Please go to the link “All about your Visas” to choose the right visa category for you and the requirements to make the visa application.
Step 3 : Mandatory - Please Schedule an appointment at the visa application centre to submit your Short Stay Tourists, Business, Family/ Friend visit and Dependents/ Spouses of EEA Nationals application. Click on the link to make an appointment . Please use the same appointment link to make an appointment for our Cardiff office Please click on the ‘contact us’ link for address details for all locations. details. To book an appointment at the Swiss Embassy, 16-18 Montagu Place, London W1H 2BQ, please call 02032143739 (8:30 – 12.00 then from 13:00 - 16:30 Mon – Fri
Step 4 : On arriving at the visa application centre, you will require to take a token at the entrance and be seated in the waiting area – you will next be called to our submission counter where your application and supporting documents will be scrutinized – your photograph and passport will be checked for validity – Finally, you will be issued a receipt for the fees and service charge paid as an acknowledgement. Please carry the originals and copies of all documents.

Track Your Application

If you have already submitted an application at Swiss Visa Application Centre in London you can track your application here.

You can track your application by entering your Receipt Number and your Date of Birth. Please click here

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