Visa Desk

Processing time

You will be informed about the approximate processing time the day of your visit. Please bring a prepaid, self-addressed return envelope with a tracking number in order to send you back the document(s).

Process for Long Stay Visas (Type D, stays of longer than 90 days)

Visa applications for stays longer than 90 days (family reunion, student, work, and residence permit) do not require fingerprinting and therefore may be submitted by mail. Please send prepaid, self-addressed return envelope with a tracking number in order to send you back the document(s) as well. If it is considered necessary, an interview in person might be required. Should you wish to apply in person you will need to schedule an appointment.

The Consulate General does not assume any liability for the loss of documents submitted by mail.

Should you need further assistance with your visa application you can e-mail us at: van.visa@eda.admin.ch