Application for Schengen visa and procedure

The Embassy of Switzerland in Kazakhstan have outsourced the application process for short-term visas (so called Schengen visas) to the external service provider VFS Global.

Our external service provider will support you during the application process. VFS Global is responsible for receiving your visa application, checking the completeness and acceptability of your application form and application documents, collecting biometric data, receiving the visa fee and other fees (service fee and optional fees) and returning your passport. The decision whether or not to issue a visa is taken by the Swiss Embassy only, VFS Global is not involved in the decision.

The earliest you can file a visa application: 6 months before your intended trip.

The latest you can file a visa application: at most 15 days before your intended trip.

For detailed information on visa please refer to the Webpage of  VFS Global Kazakhstan

For Tajikistan please refer to the webpage of SDC Consular Agency, Dushanbe and read the information on procedure carefully.

Mobile Visa Service, for your safety & convenience, you can apply for a visa from a location or your choice with Visa At Your Doorsteep. (This service is only available in Kazakhstan.)

To book an appointment for Mobile Visa Service, visit