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.
Where to apply for a Schengen visa?
|My place of residence||My visa application should be submitted to|
|Beijing consular area:
All other residents of China
|Shanghai consular area:
Residents of Shanghai, Jiangsu, Anhui and Zhejiang
|Guangzhou consular area:
Residents of Guangdong, Fujian, Guangxi, Hainan, Jiangxi and Hunan
|Hong Kong consular area:
Residents of Hong Kong and Macau
||Embassy of the Czech Republic in Ulaanbaatar, representing Switzerland
|People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)||Embassy of Switzerland in Beijing|
Official passport holders
Applications can be lodged directly at the Visa Section counter of the Embassy of Switzerland in Beijing and the Consulate General of Switzerland in Shanghai and Guangzhou.
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 or Consulate General 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