Where to apply for a Schengen visa?

My place of residence My visa application should be submitted to

Russia

TLScontact
Tel.: +7 495 995 85 12; +7 495 232 23 34
Mo - Fr: 09:00 - 12:30 / 13:30 - 17:00

Russia: Kaliningrad district

See representation agreement below

Belarus

See representation agreement below

Uzbekistan See representation agreement below

Representation agreement

If a State does not have its proper visa section in a country or region, the delivery of a Schengen visa can be delegated to another Schengen State member with an agreement between both countries concerned.

The agreement allows the appointed representation to represent and handle Schengen visa applications within its own competence without consulting the other represented State.

Country / Region Schengen State which represents Switzerland My visa application should be submitted to
Russia: Kaliningrad distr.*  Latvia  Chancery of the Consular section of the Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in Kaliningrad
Belarus** Hungary Embassy of the Republic of Hungary in Minsk
Uzbekistan*  Latvia  Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in Tashkent

* The Embassy of the Republic of Latvia is not competent in the following cases:

  • Short-stay visa applications for the purpose of pursuing gainful activities (including chauffeurs and journalists).

  • Short-stay visa applications for medical purposes.

  • Short-stay visa applications lodged by citizens of the following countries: the Democratic Republic of Congo, the State of Eritrea, the Republic of Iraq and the Federal Republic of Somalia.

  • The issuance of visas with limited territorial validity (except when Article 25(3) of the Visa Code is applicable).

  • Short-stay visa applications lodged by holders of diplomatic, service or special passports who are not citizens of the country where the representation takes place.

  • Short-stay visa applications lodged by holders of ordinary passports who intend to enter Switzerland for official purposes, including participation in international conferences, and who are not citizens of the country where the representation takes place.

Further specific restrictions may apply.

These applications need to be submitted at one of the TLScontact Visa Application Centers or directly at the visa section of the Embassy (with prior appointment).

** The Embassy of the Republic of Hungary is not competent in the following cases:

  • Short-stay visa applications for the purpose of pursuing gainful activities (including chauffeurs and journalists).

  • Short stays for educational purposes (for example: language courses).

  • Short-stay visa applications for medical purposes.

  • Short-stay visa applications lodged by holders of diplomatic, service or special passports who are not citizens of Belarus.

  • Short-stay visa applications lodged by holders of ordinary passports who intend to enter Switzerland for official purposes, including participation in international conferences, and who are not citizens of Belarus.

  • Visa applications for traineeship with an international organization, a diplomatic mission, a consular post or a permanent mission based in Switzerland.

Further specific restrictions may apply.

These applications need to be submitted at one of the TLScontact Visa Application Centers or directly at the visa section of the Embassy (with prior appointment).

The Visa section of the Embassy of Switzerland in Tashkent has been closed since summer 2015. For all questions related to visa issues please contact the Embassy of Latvia in Tashkent.

Embassy of the Republic of Latvia
Consular section
16 A Lashkarbegi Str.,
Tashkent, 100000, Uzbekistan.

Phone +998 71 237 08 51 (strictly from 16.00 till 17.00, every day except Saturday and Sunday).
Fax +998 71 120 70 36
E-mail consulate.uzbekistan@mfa.gov.lv
Website http://www.mfa.gov.lv/en/uzbekistan