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.

Schengen Travel Health Insurance


1. Description of Schengen travel health insurance

Due to a regulation of the European Union (Decision 2004/17/CE of December 22nd 2003), there is a requirement to hold a travel health insurance, which is a compulsory document.

The travel health insurance should be:

  • Valid for the whole Schengen area if you apply for a short stay visa
  • Valid with a minimum cover of € 30,000 in order to face any expense that may arise in connection with your repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention or emergency hospital treatment. The travel health insurance should fully cover the period of your stay in the whole Schengen Area.


2. Where to purchase a travel health insurance

TLScontact advises you not to buy services or insurance from street sellers. You may go to an authorized insurance company to purchase a Schengen travel health insurance meeting the requirements for Schengen visa.

Alternatively, to facilitate a comfortable and safe experience for the duration of your stay abroad, TLScontact is offering applicants the ability to purchase travel insurance online or inside our Visa Application Centres. This intuitive self-service insurance service is easily accessible via a platform managed by a third-party provider and offers you a variety of packages that can be customized to your travel needs. 


Beijing consular area

北京 Beijing

济南 Jinan

西安 Xi’an

武汉 Wuhan

沈阳 Shenyang

成都 Chengdu

重庆 Chongqing

昆明 Kunming

Shanghai consular area

上海 Shanghai

杭州 Hangzhou

南京 Nanjing





Guangzhou consular area

广州 Guangzhou

深圳 Shenzhen

福州 Fuzhou

长沙 Changsha




Insurance purchased via TLScontact third-party provider or through an authorized insurance reseller will be accepted as part of the visa application supporting documentation.

Please note that this optional service is provided by third party service provider. For further inquiries please contact the service hotline indicated on the dedicated website.