Visa information for residents of Bahrain

Reorganization of the Visa section and consular affairs in Bahrain

The Embassy of Switzerland in Kuwait informs that, as of December 1st, 2015, all visa applications must be submitted to the "Visa Application Center" of VFS Global in Bahrain. Visa applications from Bahrain will henceforth be processed by the Embassy of Switzerland in Doha, which will safeguard all relevant personal information. The Embassy of Switzerland in Kuwait will no longer receive visa applications.

The above mentioned changes are implemented in the context of the general reorganization of the worldwide diplomatic and consular network of Switzerland. 

Short term / Schengen visa

Please note, that starting of June 1, 2014, all Schengen Visa applications will be handled by VFS Global. Please click here.

You may also apply for your visa directly at the Embassy of Switzerland in Doha. However, should you choose to submit your application directly at the Embassy, the delay will exceed the one at the VFS Global in Bahrain. It is therefore recommended to lodge the visa application directly at the VFS Global in Bahrain.

Long term visa

As of January 01, 2014 the visa regulation on long term work visa have changed:
If you would like to work in Switzerland or plan to stay longer than 90 days, please contact the competent Cantonal Migration Office directly.

Visa applications for long term visas have to be submitted in person at the Embassy of Switzerland in Doha (Qatar).