For the instructions requested by Swiss Consulate: The explanation letters you submit in addition to your application must be in one of the Swiss languages (German, French, Italian) or English.
Note : Please make sure that all the data filled in your application form and the online registration are correct (name, surname, passport number, date of birth, phone number, …).
The phone number should belong to the applicant submitting the visa request. Otherwise, the appointment will be cancelled without a prior-notification.

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

29/06/2022

Please make sure that all the data filled in your application form and the online registration are correct (name, surname, passport number, date of birth, phone number, …).
The phone number should belong to the applicant submitting the visa request. Otherwise, the appointment will be cancelled without a prior-notification.

NEW RULE – Schengen Update

12/04/2022

According to the Schengen rules and regulations, a visa application should be submitted at least 15 calendar days before the planned trip and can be submitted up to six months before the start of the intended travel. Please take note that visa applications, which are submitted below 15 calendar days, may not be accepted by the representation or it might result in a delay of the visa decision.

Your passport must be valid for at least 90 days from the date of your return from the Schengen area if you are applying for a short stay visa.

The SWISS Government has adjusted the COVID 19 regulations for Switzerland as follows

28/03/2022

No PCR Test is required to enter Switzerland.

The following 3 categories are allowed to enter Switzerland or to submit a visa application:

  • Applicants who are in possession of a valid vaccination certificate with completed vaccinations.
  • Applicants who have recently recovered from COVID 19 and are in possession of a document to proof the same.
  • Applicants who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons and who proof this with a medical certificate at the latest at the time of entry into Switzerland or the Schengen area.

The applicants should always check and confirm with the airlines, what are their requirements to board the aircraft.

ANNOUNCEMENT

25/02/2022

Dear travel agencies,
Before submitting your application, it is compulsory to add your agency stamp on the top of the first page of the applicant's Schengen form, otherwise the application will not be accepted.
TLScontact team.

Biometrics / Personal appearance

Since 25.09.2015, all diplomatic representations of the Schengen member states in Turkey are capturing the biometric data (finger scans and facial image) of persons applying for a Schengen visa. The data is being kept in the Visa Information System (VIS) for 5 years. If your finger scans have not been collected yet, personal appearance when applying for a Schengen visa is mandatory. If your finger scans were previously collected (within the last 5 years) and a visa with the mention “VIS” has been granted, then you won’t have to give new finger scans for your next visa application(s) and personal appearance is not mandatory. You will still have to appear in person to give your fingerprints should the previously collected fingerprints prove to be of insufficient quality or should the Consulate General wish to conduct an interview with you. Finger scans are not required from children under the age of 12.

Instruction of the Consulate General of Switzerland

  • Only complete applications will be accepted;
  • The visa form for minor applicants (under the age of 18) needs to be signed by both parents. Furthermore, both parents passport copies are needed when submitting a visa application for a minor;
  • The bank account provided should show the last 3 months of activity and the balance should show an amount equivalent to (at least) 100 Swiss Francs per day of stay in Switzerland. Students and Visitors staying at a private residence can show a balance with less than that. Applicants with insufficient bank accounts won’t be processed in the usual processing time and will suffer delays as the Consulate General will most likely be asking for a new bank statement or start the process for the “declaration of financial guarantee” from the host in Switzerland. With immediate effect, Bank accounts with a negative balance won’t be accepted anymore;
  • The visa applications filed through Keni Turizm and Hermes Consulting Organizasyon Dis. Tic. Ltd. Sti will not be accepted as valid applications.

Documents in Arabic language

For applicants handing in documents issued in Arabic language, please note that it’s mandatory to translate all Arabic documents to English. The translation should be done by an official translator.