Embassy of Switzerland Astana © FDFA
Embassy of Switzerland in Kazakhstan
As the official representation of Switzerland, the Embassy covers all matters concerning diplomatic relations between the two countries. It represents Swiss interests in the areas of political, economic, financial and legal affairs, as well as science, education and culture.
Important Note for Travelers to Kazakhstan
Please consider the travel advice of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. For visa questions please get in touch with the Kazakh Representation responsible for your permanent place of residence.
Internship at the Embassy of Switzerland in Astana
The Embassy of Switzerland in Astana offers Internships to highly motivated candidates. Further information is available here.
Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships
Please find detailed information for scholarships available for Kazakhstan for the academic year 2016/2017 on the following link of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SERI:
Deadline for applications at the Embassy of Switzerland in Astana: Tuesday, December 15th, 2015.
As of Wednesday, March 19, 2014, the Swiss Visa Acceptance Center
“Moskva” Business Center
18 Dostyk Street
will process the visa appointment system for any kind of visa to Switzerland and/or The Principality of Liechtenstein and for Schengen visa to France (Metropolitan and Corsica) for persons living in the Northern, Eastern, Western and Central Regions of Kazakhstan, namely in Astana, Akmola Oblast, Karaganda Oblast, East Kazakhstan Oblast, Pavlodar Oblast, North Kazakhstan Oblast, Kostanay Oblast, Aktobe Oblast, West-Kazakhstan Oblast, Atyrau Oblast, Mangystau Oblast.
Appointments must be booked in advance with TLScontact via
- the website: TLScontact
- the telephone numbers: +7 7172 75 68 00, from Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. till 12.30 p.m. and from 1.30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Additionally and only upon a granted appointment, TLScontact will receive in person the visa applicants for a Schengen visa (type C) at its premises (see above), checks the visa file and takes the biometric data.