Consulate General of Switzerland in Cape Town

View of the Swiss Consulate General building in Cape Town

The Consulate General in Cape Town is the first point of contact for all consular services for Swiss citizens living in the provinces of the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and Western Cape, as well as for Swiss citizens living in Namibia.

Visa – introduction of outsourcing process

On April 2, 2014, the Consulate General in Cape Town has outsourced some part of the visa process to the external service provider


Application files are handled by TLScontact and have to be submitted directly to the TLScontact Center who is located at the following address:

Media Quarter
Upper Ground Floor
2 De Smit Street
De Waterkant

Tel. +27 21 401 75 01
Website TLScontact Center

For visa applicants residing in Namibia: As of July 1st 2014, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Windhoek will represent Switzerland for the issuance of visas for short stays in the Schengen area (visa type C).

The national visa applications for a long stay (visa type D), will continue to be processed by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Cape Town.


A greeting from the local Consul General Bernadette Hunkeler Brown


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Visa & entry to Switzerland

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Banking Fraud

Warning to Swiss Bank Account Holders

Swiss citizens living in South Africa have lately become victims of banking frauds. The perpetrators get access to details from Swiss or Liechtenstein banking accounts (names, addresses, signatures, credit balance, etc.) and use this information to forge orders to transfer money to bank accounts in Asia. To prevent such cases, the Consulate General of Switzerland recommends Swiss or Liechtenstein bank account holders to be vigilant with their banking identity details and to request their bank not to send correspondence via postal service and not to process any written money transfer order without prior consultation of the bank account owner via the telephone number that is lodged with the bank (not the one on the instructions).