The waiting time for an appointment may be up to 5 weeks, especially during the high season in summer or during the holiday season. Applicants are therefore advised to book their appointments as early as possible.
Payments are accepted in cash, all major credit cards (except American Express) and money orders. Fees payable in USD only. Visa applicants also have the option to pay online (www.swiss-visa.ch).
It is recommended that important documents (passports, official papers, visa applications) are mailed with private delivery services such as FedEx or UPS as there were some issues with other carriers.