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Application information

Application Procedure - Dropbox

The Postal and Dropbox submission is only available for the applicants exempted from the providing fingerprints or whose fingerprints were previously collected by any of the Schengen member state within the last 59 months.

If you have not provided your biometric data during a previous visa application process, we advise you to submit your application personally at the Visa Application Centre.

How to create
your TLScontact account


Read the different steps below
to correctly drop your documents.


Step 1: Check Your Document List

Read the list of documents which need to be submitted with your visa application based on your travel purpose and prepare the documents carefully. Please always choose the correct travel purpose.


Step 2: Create Your TLScontact Account

For creating your personal account please note that you will be redirected to Register* page of Moscow website, and activate your account by clicking the provided link in the email sent to you.


Step 3: Input Your Data

In order to Log in* to your account, please note that you will be redirected to the Moscow website to fill in the requested personal data. If you are a member of a group of people applying for a visa together, please fill in the data of those accompanying you too. Submit the group when you finish.

For applying documents by post, please note that the following forms have to be completed, printed and signed by you:


Step 4: Pay The Application Fees

After validating the application forms, please choose to submit your application by post.

Following fees are to be paid before submitting your documents by post:

  • Visa fee - which is collected on behalf of the consular authority for the application processing;

  • Application Service fee - which correspond to the standard application processing service provided by TLScontact;

  • Return Postal Service fee - covers the transfer of your passport by DHL Express Delivery Service back to you from the TLScontact Visa Acceptance Centre in Moscow to your designated location. You can check the fees here. Please click here for detail of the fees.

Zone RUB
Moscow - Moscow Region 800.00
European part of Russia 1,600.00
Siberia and Far East 2,400.00

Please note that Visa fee, Application Service fee and Return Postal Service fee have to be paid for each application in the group.


Step 5: Drop your documents at a Switzerland Visa Dropbox centre

Once you have successfully completed the payment online you will need to go to Switzerland Visa Dropbox centre to submit your visa application documents during the specified working hours. Please make sure you have all visa application supporting documents and your passport in a sealed envelope before submitting them at the Dropbox centre.

Please note that any delivery sent with other than DHL courier company will not be accepted at the Visa Application Centre.

Applicants are required to pay the necessary courier fees at the Dropbox centre. The fees cover the transfer to the TLScontact main Acceptance Centre in Moscow.

Please send your documents to the following address:

TLScontact Visa Application Centre

Delta Plaza, 2nd Syromyatnichesky lane 1

Moscow 105120, Russia

The total price depends on your home city of submission and the total weight of the document folder. The fees have to be paid in Rubles.


Step 6: Visa Processing

Once your documents are received in Moscow TLScontact agent will check them. Once the check has been completed your application will be sent to the Embassy of Switzerland in Moscow.

Your application will be considered by the consular authority. TLScontact does not make any decision related to your visa application.

The consular authority may ask for more information or additional document. If this happens, you will be contacted by email or phone with detailed instructions.

Important notice: You can track your application anytime by visiting your personal account on our website.


Step 7: Passport Collection

Once your passport is returned to the Visa Application Centre from the consular authority, the status in your personal account will be updated.

You can track the courier service online by visiting the website of DHL courier service provider and using the waybill number.

Please note: if you chose to apply by post or submit at a Drop Box center, passport can only be returned by DHL. There is no option available for collection at a center.

*Once you complete it, kindly revert back to current website.