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Consulate General of Switzerland in Istanbul
Büyükdere Cad. N° 173
1. Levent Plaza, A Blok Kat. 3
34330 Levent – Istanbul
Aydın, Balıkesir, Bursa, Çanakkale, Edirne, İstanbul, İzmir, Kırklareli, Kocaeli, Manisa, Muğla, Tekirdağ, Yalova
Due to unforeseen circumstances our collaboration with IKS, our external call-center provider, ended on 30.01.2013.
Effective from 31.01.2013, appointments for visa applications can be made via the online form or email:
Applicants should mention their full name, passport no., date and purpose of travel. Emails will be answered within one business day.
Alternatively, you can call the following number to set up an appointment:
Tel.: +90 212 270 00 12 (Mon–Thu 08:00–12:30 + 13:30–17:00, Fri 08:00–14:00).
It is advisable to reach us via email as the telephone service may be temporarily overloaded because of high caller volume.
Visa applications will be processed by appointment only. The visa application can be submitted at the earliest 3 months and at the latest 15 days before the scheduled journey.
Applicants who already received a Swiss visa do not need to appear in person for the appointment unless requested.
On the right side of this webpage you will find the links to the Visa application forms, detailed information about required documents, information about the visa processing fees and general information about the various visa types for downloading and printing.
Tel.: +90 212 283 12 93 (Mon–Thu: 15:00–16:00)
Fax: +90 212 283 12 97
After application, allow a minimum of three working days for processing.
The passport can be collected on the following days:
Holders of Turkish diplomatic or special passports can travel visa free for stays up to a maximum of 90 days within 6 months if the journey is not subject to authorisation.
In order to encourage bilateral trade relations between Switzerland and Turkey, members of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Turkey have the following advantages when applying for a visa:
- Quick buildup of long term multiple entry visa
- Quick handling of the application (usually the passport can be collected the next working day)
- Fewer supporting documents needed
The new rules apply for Swiss Chamber of Commerce members (and employees of member companies) who travel on business to Switzerland and have already stayed at least once in the Schengen Area.
For further information about the application process, please download our leaflet.
When submitting a visa application, applicants need to provide a letter of recommendation from the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Turkey. To obtain this letter, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org