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Atlanta, visa desk

Consulate General of Switzerland, Atlanta

1349 West Peachtree Street NW
Two Midtown Plaza - Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 30309
Fax: 404-870-2011

Opening hours visa desk:
Monday-Friday 08:30-11:30 a.m. (except holidays)

No visa calls will be accepted. Please see our http://www.eda.admin.ch/eda/en/home/reps/nameri/vusa/ref_visinf/visusa.html webiste for detailed visa information or email ( visaatlanta@eda.admin.ch) for further questions.

In general, the processing takes about 2 weeks once the application is complete. This does not include the time for mailing. However, in some particular cases, the processing time might be longer, especially if the central authorities have to be consulted.

The visa procedure generally requires a personal appeance in order to submit an application. However, in view of the large distances involved, only applicants living in the state of Georgia are required to appear in person for the time being. No appointment is required. The visas cannot be processed on the same day. If you wish to have your passport mailed back to you, please bring along a prepaid, self-addressed return envelope with a tracking number.

All passports must be valid for at least three months beyond the planned stay and been issued within the previous ten years. A passport older than ten years that has been extended for a period exceeding ten years from the time of issuance cannot be accepted. 

All other applicants living in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Cayman Islands may apply by mail. However, if the representation considers it necessary, an interview in person might be required.

The visas cannot be processed on the same day.

The passport / visa will be mailed back with a prepaid, self-addressed, envelope which has to be provided by the applicant at the time the application is submitted. Applicants must indicate their name and address both as sender and recipient.

It is recommended to use a private postal service.

The Swiss representation does not assume any liability for the loss of documents submitted by mail.