Visa services for citizens of Kyrgyzstan

Applications and Appointments online

Depending on the season, the allocation of appointments for submitting the visa applications and documents might take longer than 2 weeks time. As a result, the planning of trips well in advance is strongly recommended in order to avoid the inconvenience of delays.

The appointments assignment at a given date and time are free of charge.  

Our clients have the possiblity to register online for visa appointments and to hand in visa applications online. Visit www.swiss-visa.ch, choose your country of residence and follow the instructions.

Switzerland representing other countries in visa matters

At present Switzerland is representing the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia in visa matters.

Kyrgyz citizens and other citizens with resident permit (including registration) in Kyrgyzstan travelling to  these countries can apply for Schengen visa in the Embassy of Switzerland in Bishkek.

The Embassy treats applications for short term visas up to 90 days. Applications for national visas have to be handed in at the respective Embassies mentioned below. All clients are kindly requested to apply personally as biometric data of all applicants is required.

General information

We kindly ask visa applicants to apply personally in our premises in 21 Erkindik boulvard, 720040 Bishkek, 11th floor.

Dear visitor - please read these information carefully before handing in your visa application.

Due to new Schengen regulations the visa applications formalities will require an extension of the processing time. In order to minimize the inconveniences, the Embassy of Switzerland strongly recommend all visa applicants to plan their business, tourism, visit or official travels well in advance. Be informed that in case of urgency, the Embassy might not be able to guarantee the issuance of the visa in due time.

 

Visa information

The Embassy of Switzerland in the Kyrgyz Republic accepts application for Schengen visas if:

  • the main purpose of your trip is in Switzerland or in one of the countries represented by Switzerland
  • the longest stay in the Schengen area is in Switzerland or in one of the countries represented by Switzerland

Visa applications should be handed in not more than 3 months prior to departure.

Applications have to be handed in personally and upon appointment. Please make an appointment online www.swiss-visa.ch.  

Only complete files can be accepted. Please check the information sheets  below.

Applications have to be handed in personally and only new Kyrgyz passports are accepted. Residents in Kyrgyzstan are asked to present their valid resident permit or their registration.

The applications forms have to be completed in Latin letters and all further documents have to be translated into either English, German, French or Italian. Unofficial translations are accepted.

Each application is checked individually and no guarantee is given that a visa will be issued. Visa fees are not reimbursed in case of refusal.

Opening hours

Accepting applications:
Monday till Friday: 09:00 – 12:00
Tuesday and Thursday: 14.00 - 16.15
Telephone inquiries :
Monday till Friday 14:00 – 17:00
Collecting passports:
Monday till Friday: 15.00 - 17.00 

Visa fees

The visa fee has to be payed in cash in Kyrgys Soms (KGS) at the time the application is submitted in the Embassy. The visa fees are liable to exchange rates and can change at any time. They can be found here

Switzerland representing other countries

Visas for the Czech Republic

Applicants travelling to the Czech Republic can apply for Schengen visas in the Swiss Embassy in Bishkek. For specific questions in the competence of the Czech Republic and for national (long term) visas to the Czech Republic please contact the

Embassy of the Czech Republic in Astana
Business Center Altyn Orda 11th floor
Orynbor 4
010000 Astana / Kazakhstan
Tel.: (+7) 717 266 0472
Fax: (+7) 717 266 0143
E-Mail: astana@embassy.mzv.cz

Visas for Estonia

Applicants travelling to Estonia can apply for Schengen visas in the Swiss Embassy in Bishkek. For specific questions in the competence of Estonia and for applications for national (long term) visas to Estonia please contact the

Estonian Embassy in Astana
Kabanbai Batira Avenue 28
010000 Astana / Kazakhstan
Tel: (+7) 7172 240 280
Fax: (+7) 7172 240 281
E-Mail: embassy.astana@mfa.ee

Visas for Finland

Applicants travelling to Finland can apply for Schengen visas in the Swiss Embassy in Bishkek. For specific questions in the competence of Finland and for applications for national (long term) visas to Finland please contact the 

Embassy of Finland in Astana
Astana Tower 17th floor, Samal Microdistrict
010000 Astana / Kazakhstan
Tel: (+7) 7172 442 121
E-Mail: sanomat.AST@formin.fi 

Visas for France

Applicants travelling to France can apply for Schengen visas in the Swiss Embassy in Bishkek. For specific questions in the competence of France and for national (long term) visas to France please contact the

Consulate General of France in Almaty
Furmatova street 99
050000 Almaty / Kazakhstan
Tel.: (+7) 727 396 98 00
Fax: (+7) 727 396 98 20
E-Mail: admin-etrangers.almaty-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Visas for Latvia

Applicants travelling to Latvia can apply for Schengen visas in the Swiss Embassy in Bishkek. For specific questions in the competence of Latvia and for national (long term) visas to Lativa please contact the

Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in Astana
"Kaskad" Business Center
Kabandbai Batira Avenue 6/1, Office 122
010000 Astana / Kazakhstan
Tel.: (+7) 7172 92 53 16
Fax: (+7) 7172 92 53 19
E-Mail: consulate.kazakhstan@mfa.gov.lv

Visas for Poland

Applicants travelling to Poland can apply for Schengen visas in the Swiss Embassy in Bishkek. For specific questions in the competence of Poland and for applications for national (long term) visas to Poland please contact the 

General Consulate of Poland in Almaty 
Ul. Jarkientska - Iskandarova 9-11/13
050059 Almaty /  Kazakhstan
Tel.:(+7) 7272 58 16 17 or 63 53 87
Fax: (+7) 7272 58 15 52 or 58 15 50 
Email: almaty.kg.sekretariat@msz.gov.pl

Visas for Slovakia

Applicants travelling to Slovakia can apply for Schengen visas in the Swiss Embassy in Bishkek. For specific questions in the competence of Slovakia and for applications for national (long term) visas to Slovakia please contact the

Embassy of Slovakia in Astana
D.A. Kunajeva 1, C11 
010000 Astana / Kazahkhstan
Tel:(+7) 7172 79 06 88
Fax:(+7) 7172 79 06 89
Email: emb.astana@mzv.sk

Visas for Slovenia

Applicants travelling to Slovenia can apply for Schengen visas in the Swiss Embassy in Bishkek. For specific questions in the competance of Slovenia and for applications for national (long term) visas to Slovenia please contact the 

Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Moscow
Ul. Malaja Dmitrovka 14/1
127006 Moscow, Russian Federation 
Tel.: (007) 495 737 63 55
Fax: (007) 495 694 15 68
Email: vmo@gov.si