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Visa Application Fees

For all applications, you must pay the application fee and the service fee, adjustable in the TLScontact centre in cash, debit card or credit card.

The application fee is collected on behalf of the Swiss General Consulate in United Kingdom and the service fee is collected for the TLScontact procedure.

Visa Application Fees


To apply for a visa, you will have to pay:

  • Visa fee - collected for the of the Consular Authority for the application processing;
  • Service fee - collected for the processing of your visa application at TLScontact;
  • Added Value Service Fees - optional Added Value Services you have used during application process. For more information please check added value service page.

Attention: Payment of the visa fee and the service fees do not give any guarantee or right that a visa will be granted. The visa fee and services fees are both non-refundable and non-transferable if the visa application is denied by the Embassy staff or if the applicant decides to terminate his or her application.

Attention: Increased visa fees for short-stay Schengen visa starting from February 2nd 2020, following the revision of the Schengen Visa Code, implemented for all Schengen States.

 
Visa Types GBP*
Short-stay Schengen visa 74.00
Short-stay Schengen visa for children aged between 6 and under 12 37.00
Short-stay Schengen visa for:
  • Nationals from Russia, Ukraine, Serbia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Republic of Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan
33.00
Short-stay Schengen visa for children aged under 6 Free
Short-stay Schengen visa for:
  • Diplomats and persons who travel on official business for their country as well as the spouses and children of the persons concerned**
Free

* The visa fee is only collectible in GBP.

** Please note that satisfactory proof must be submitted to establish that the exemption applies.

N.B.: Accepted payment methods are cash, debit card or credit card.

The Service Fees - GBP 21.00 are to be paid for any visa application. The amount of the service fee was decided in agreement with the Swiss Embassy in London and corresponds to the various services of TLScontact.

The following categories do not have to pay the visa fees:

  • Pupils, students, graduates and accompanying teachers who are travelling for educational purposes;
  • Researchers from third countries travelling within the EU for the purpose of carrying out scientific research as defined in the Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council 2005/761/EC of 28 September 2005 to facilitate the issue by the Member States of uniform short-stay visas for researchers from third countries travelling within the Community for the purpose of carrying out scientific research.

Please note that satisfactory proof must be submitted to establish that one of the above exemptions applies.