The VFS Global procedure is not compulsory. Applicants can also go directly to the responsible Swiss representation to submit their applications with prior appointment booked through VFS Global.
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Change of outsourcing partner
In 2017, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA published a worldwide tendering procedure because the current contracts with its outsourcing partners will expire in mid-July 2018. The evaluation of the bids received has resulted in a change of the outsourcing partner of the Embassy of Switzerland in Jakarta as from mid-July.
As from July 16, 2018, the Embassy of Switzerland in Jakarta will work with the company VFS Global. VFS Global is a long-standing and trusted partner of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA and enjoys its full confidence. The Visa acceptance centre will continue to operate in the city Jakarta. Further information and the address of the visa acceptance centre can be found at www.vfsglobal.com.
The collaboration between the Embassy of Switzerland in Jakarta and TLScontact will end as of July 13, 2018.
The first day, applicants can submit visa files at VFS Global Visa Centre, will be on July 16, 2018.
The Embassy of Switzerland in Jakarta together with the companies TLScontact and VFS Global will make every effort to ensure the smooth implementation of the changes.
Important: Visa requirements and Visa procedures remain the same. Spouses of Swiss nationals, registered at the Embassy of Switzerland, can submit the visa file direct at the Visa Section.
For further information, please contact the Visa Section of the Embassy of Switzerland in Jakarta.
Family Members of Swiss or EU/EAA Citizens
If you are a family member (this includes a spouse, registered partner, a child who is under 21 years and depending on parents in law of a Swiss national or EU/EAA citizen) you may lodge the application at VFS Global. The appointment booking is free of charge but the service fee needs to be paid.
Family members as defined above shall keep the right to submit their visa application directly at the Swiss representation. If you choose to do so, please note that an appointment still needs to be booked through VFS Global.
Please be aware, if you choose to submit your application directly at the Embassy the appointment time will exceed the appointment waiting time of VFS Global. In urgent cases, it is therefore recommended to lodge the visa application directly at VFS Global.