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The Embassy of Switzerland will be closed Friday, December 27, 2013 and will open again on Monday, December 30, 2013.
The Embassy of Switzerland will be closed Friday, January 17 and Monday, January 20, 2014 and will open again on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.
The Embassy of Switzerland in Astana invites you to open the following link for more information and the application form : SAJV
Embassy of Switzerland
Diplomatic and consular section:
Tel.: +7 7172 97 98 95
Introduction of the VIS
On 11 October 2011 the Schengen member states introduced the Visa Information System (VIS). The VIS will also be used to store the biometric data (10 fingerprins and the facial image) of the visa applicants. The diplomatic representations of the Schengen member states will be gradually connected to the system region by region.
Along with the connection to the VIS on 14 November 2013 all diplomatic representations of the Schengen member states in Kazakhstan have to capture the biometric data of persons applying for a Schengen visa.
An information leaflet of the European Union relating to the introduction of the VIS and the capture of biometric data can be found on our website (in English). EU commission
- Leaflet_EN (633 Kb, pdf)