Our cooperation with the Swiss Embassy and Consulates in China is coming to an end. 

Since the 1st of September TLScontact is no longer accepting visa applications on behalf of the Swiss missions in China. 

Applicants whose applications are currently processed by the Swiss missions can retrieve their passports from TLScontact until the 14th of September. Please follow the status of your application closely. 

Passports that have not been picked up until the 14th of September will be returned to the Swiss Embassy or Consulate. 

The website and locations of the new service provider for visa applications are published through the website of the Embassy of Switzerland.

This site provides information on the visa application process for: Citizens or residents of China travelling on short-term visas to Switzerland, Liechtenstein.

The TLScontact application procedure, established in conjunction with the Consulate General of Switzerland in Guangzhou, aims to provide the best visa application service. Our aim is to help you prepare your visa application and assist the Consulate General of Switzerland in Guangzhou in processing applications in a timely manner.

The applications received by TLScontact are transferred to the Embassy or Consulate General of Switzerland, which has the exclusive right and responsibility to deal with the applications, to decide to grant or deny a visa, to request additional information or documents and/or to submit the applications for further decision to the competent migration authorities in Switzerland. TLScontact staff is therefore in no way involved in the decision making concerning the visa applications and is at no point informed about their outcome. Passports are returned by the Embassy or Consulate General of Switzerland to Visa Acceptance Centre in sealed envelopes.


For visa applicant who is Non-residents in China:

Please be informed that non-residents can only be accepted if applicants provide to the Consulate general of Switzerland in Canton supporting evidence for not being able to lodge the application in their country of residence due to urgent and unforeseen reasons. During the submission of visa application in TLScontact (Canton/Shenzhen/Fuzhou/Changsha centres), an approval by local Consulate in form of email should be submitted, along with the visa application. If not, the application from non-residents will not be accepted.

Attention: Please kindly take the following checklist as the standard.

Please note that a visa application only can be submitted at the earliest 90 days before your scheduled date of arrival in the Schengen area.

Starting from October 12th 2015, all applicants above 12 years old (including 12 years old) must come in person at the Visa Application Center, or if applicable, at the Consulate, in order to have their biometric data captured (fingerprints and digital photography). Please check more details at FAQ.