Application for Schengen visa and procedure
As a general rule, a decision is taken by the Consulate within 15 days. This period may, in individual cases, be extended.
Some Schengen States require that they be consulted on visa applications submitted to other Schengen States by citizens of certain countries. The consultation process may take up to seven calendar days. Such consultation is currently required for nationals of the countries listed here:
It is therefore recommended to submit the visa application early, at the earliest 6 months before the planned journey.
The reasons for refusal are notified to the applicant using a standard form.
You have the right to appeal within 30 days of receipt of the refusal. For information on appeal procedures, please refer to the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration.
Biometric data (fingerprints) are generally collected every 59 months from the age of 12 years from the first recording.
If you are a family member of a Swiss, European Union (EU) or European Free Trade Association (EFTA) citizen, you are entitled to submit your application directly at the responsible Embassy or Consulate of Switzerland. An appointment is mandatory and must be booked in advance.
See "1.5 What requirements must family members of EU or EFTA citizens meet in order to enter Switzerland" in the SEM's FAQ - Entry.
If you wish to complain about the behavior of the consular staff and, if applicable, about the external service provider or about the process, please contact the competent representation in writing.
You may only apply for a visa at the Embassy of Switzerland in Amman if your main purpose of travelling is Switzerland, if you are spending more time in Switzerland than in any other Schengen Country(ies) or if you are spending the same amount of time in Switzerland as in the other Schengen Country(ies) and are entering Switzerland first.
Visa applicants will be received by appointment only.
Please note, that incomplete visa applications will not be taken in or processed. If your file is incomplete, you will have to arrange a new appointment to submit the full dossier. The 16 days of Schengen processing will start once a complete file is submitted.
IMPORTANT: The Schengen Consultation period cannot be accelerated or shortened.
Please note that the Embassy of Switzerland in Jordan does not cooperate with any agents or agencies providing their services outside this Embassy regarding visa applications.
Please be aware that the booking of appointments is free of charge through the link www.swiss-visa.ch
Any internship or employment (less than 90 days as well as more than 90 days) at an international organization in Switzerland requires a visa. Please contact us via email for more detailed information on how to obtain the visa (firstname.lastname@example.org).