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Due to Covid-19 measures as there will be full lockdown countrywide between April 29- May 17 visa application centres will be closed. Please reschedule your appointment.
Visa application centre will be open on Wednesday April 28 and Thursday April 29 between 10:00-14:00 only for passport collection.
All passengers traveling to Switzerland: On arrival, passengers are subject to a 10-day quarantine starting from April 19, 2021.
Truck drivers are not affected from this change and can move freely in Switzerland without to follow the quarantine.
Due to the recent situation regarding COVID-19, and the decision taken by the Consulate, in order to keep you safe, the Visa Application Centre TLScontact in İstanbul and Ankara are closed for applicants until further notice.
All applicants will be informed of the new appointments and all other services.
Following the discovery of new cases of coronavirus in Europe, we are taking all the necessary measures to ensure maximum safety of our visa customers and our staff. Our centres remain open, but we ask you to respect any guidance provided on-site during your visa appointment. Please also refer to the advice provided by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on how to limit your exposure to the virus. Visit WHO website for more information.
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.
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.