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Authorized visa - passport submission via TLScontact

If you receive an authorization for your visa from the Immigration authorities in Switzerland or from the Visa Section in Moscow as well as a confirmation e-mail from the Visa Section authorized person, which confirms you the possibility to use TLScontact services, you may submit your passport at TLScontact Visa Acceptance Center.

Document

Description

Original of passport

Passport, which must be valid for at least three months after the date when the holder leaves the Schengen area, containing at least two empty pages and issued within the previous 10 years.

Two identity photos

2 identical, recent passport photographs, meeting Schengen photo requirements (one glued on the application form, the other attached).

Authorization “Ermächtigung zur Visumserteilung”, copy

The authorization with positive approval from the Cantonal or Federal authority in Switzerland.

Copy a confirmation e-mail sent by the authorized person of the Embassy’s Visa Section

 
Declaration of consent for the use of couriers Please click here to download the form, complete it and attach with all your documentation.

Consent for processing of personal data

Please click here to download the form, completed according to the internal passport and attach with all your documentation.

DHL Declaration

For applying documents by post, please click here to download the form, complete it and attach with all your documentation.

Authorization

The authorization has to present that the courier is in charge to represent the visa application in the name of the company/organization. This document must be on business paper, stamped and signed by a legal person.

Copy of documents proving
the family relationship between the applicant and the representative

Copy of the birth certificate, marriage certificate or Swiss family certificate. Mandatory if the documents are submitted by close relatives.

Evidence of representative’s employment

Evidence of representative’s employment must be a confirmation of the company/organization that the representative and the applicant are permanently employed in the same company/organization. This document must be on business paper, stamped and signed by a legal person. The period of validity is 6 months

Copy of representative ID

Travelers wishing to apply for a visa must submit their application in person. They can be represented by (only when the biometric data enrollment not required is):

  • A travel agency accredited with the Swiss Embassy
  • Close relative (spouse, mother, father, adult sister/brother, and adult daughter/son) who has to provide proof of the family ties (copy of birth certificate or marriage certificate: does not need to be legalized or translated)
  • Representative of not accredited companies:The representative needs to prove his/her employment with the company for whom he/she represents own employees for business visa applications. He/she has to provide an authorization letter. He/she cannot represent any other applicants (family members, business partners, etc.).
  • Representative of organizations/authority:The representative needs to prove his/her employment with the organization/authority for whom he/she represents own employees for business/official visit visa applications. He/she has to provide an authorization letter. He/she cannot represent any other applicants (family members, business partners, etc.).
  • Representative of cultural organizations:The representative needs to prove his/her employment with the cultural organization for whom he/she represents artists/participants for cultural visa applications. He/she has to provide an authorization letter. Or he/she is a member of the group which means that he/she is mentioned in the invitation as well. He/she cannot represent any other applicants (family members, business partners, etc.).
  • Representative of sport organizations:The representative needs to prove his/her employment with the sport organization for whom he/she represents own employees/athletes/participants for sport event or meetings with sporting visa applications. He/she has to provide an authorization letter. He/she cannot represent any other applicants (family members, business partners, etc.).

In addition, all the representatives must also present proof of identity (one photocopy for each application).

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