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IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR VISA CUSTOMERS
As of Monday June, 17th 2013: New Opening Hours Visa Desk
OPEN: Monday – Friday 08:30 am – 11:30 am
Opening Hours for the Swiss Section Remain Unchanged
Consulate General of Switzerland, New York
633 Third Avenue, 30th floor
New York, NY 10017-8164
You are required to appear in person if the first 3 digits of your zip code are:
New Jersey: 070-079, 085-089
New York: 090-098, 100-109, 110-119, 124-127
Pennsylvania: 180-191, 193-196, 179
If your zip code is not mentioned above, you may apply by mail. However, if the Consulate General considers it necessary, an interview in person might be required.
Since visas are not processed on the same day, it is possible to have your passport returned by mail. Please submit a prepaid, self-addressed return envelope with tracking, along with the rest of required documents.
The processing by mail will at least take 2 weeks. This does not include the time for mailing. Kindly note that in some cases the processing time might be longer, especially if the central authorities in Switzerland have to be consulted.
The Consulate General does not assume any liability for the loss of documents submitted by mail.