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Visa applications will be handled and processed until Friday, June 21, 2013. After this date please contact the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco:
Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco
456 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94104-1233
Tel.: (415) 788 2272
Fax: (415) 788 1402
Monday – Friday 09:00 – 11:30
This page contains additional local information for visa customers only.
Until June 21, 2013, you are required to appear in person if you live in Southern California. No appointment is required. Our visitor hours on a walk-in basis are from Monday to Friday 09:00 to 12:00 (noon) except holidays.*
Applicants from Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico can apply by mail.
Health Insurance: After a recent meeting among the local Schengen member countries it was decided that letters and insurance cards from U.S. health insurance companies can no longer be accepted. Applicants are required to provide proof of temporary traveller's health insurance for the duration of their stay in Schengen. Please refer to the list of requirements concerning requested coverage.
Return of Passport/Visa: Should applicants from Southern California wish to have their passport/visa returned to them by mail after processing, they are requested to bring in - at time of personal application - a pre-paid, self-addressed return envelope with a tracking number, indicating their name and address both as sender and recipient.
*Holidays 2010: Birthday of Martin Luther King, Mon Jan 18 / Washington's Birthday, Mon Feb 15, Good Friday, Fri Apr 2 / Easter Monday, Mon Apr 5 / Ascension Day, Thu May 13 / Pentecost Monday, Mon May 24 / Memorial Day, Mon May 31 / US Independence Day, Mon Jul 5 / Labor Day, Mon Sep 6 / Columbus Day, Mon Oct 11 / Veterans Day, Thu Nov 11 / Thanksgivings, Thu and Fri Nov 25 and 26 / Christmas Eve, Fri Dec 24.