The Visa Section at the Consulate General of Switzerland in Mumbai was permanently closed on 23.02.2016. All future visa applications submitted all over India will be processed by the Embassy of Switzerland in New Delhi.
Where to apply for Schengen visas: VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
In order to allow you to plan your visit to Switzerland, kindly be informed that
- the processing time at the Embassy of Switzerland in New Delhi is under normal circumstances between 7 to 10 working days after the submission at any VFS Visa Application Center in India. We however recommend you to start the application procedure as early as possible in order to avoid any inconvenience with your travel dates.
- Applications accepted at VFS in Delhi will be submitted to the Embassy the next working day.
- Application accepted at VFS in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Cochin, Mumbai, Puducherry, Chennai and Pune will be submitted to the Embassy on the 2nd or 3rd working day
We wish you a pleasant stay in Switzerland !
The Embassy of Switzerland is using personal information of our clients for the sole purpose of the visa application procedure; no information is disclosed to a third party.
Mutual Visa Exemption for Diplomats
Switzerland and India have signed an Agreement on mutual visa exemptions for holders of Swiss and Indian diplomatic passports. The agreement is entering into force on 7th December 2016 and is valid for an indefinite period of time.
Holders of Swiss and Indian special or service passports are however not included in this exemption and need to apply for a visa before entering Switzerland or India.
Various regulations apply for entering Switzerland. A basic distinction is made between citizens of the European Union (EU) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries and those of other countries. The State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) is the responsible authority in Switzerland.
Since Switzerland’s adherence to the Schengen and Dublin agreements came into force (12 December 2008), Swiss representations abroad are able to issue certain types of visa, depending on the purpose of the intended stay in Switzerland. Please select one of the following options.
Information for citizens of EU and EFTA countries
Citizens of EU and EFTA countries will find information regarding admission requirements and employment on the webpages of the SEM.
SEM – Free Movement of Persons Switzerland – EU/EFTA
SEM – Labour / Work permits