Where to apply for a Schengen visa?

My place of residence My visa application should be submitted to
Lebanon  VFS Global 
Syria VFS Global

Change of external service provider for Schengen visa application

In 2017, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA published a worldwide tendering procedure because the current contracts with its outsourcing partners will expire. The evaluation of the bids received has resulted in a change of outsourcing partners for some Swiss representations.

As from October 1th, 2018, this representation will work with the company VFS Global and not TLScontact anymore. VFS Global is a long-standing and trusted partner of the FDFA and enjoys its full confidence. Visa acceptance center will continue to operate in the city of Beirut.

Appointments until September 27th, 2018 are to be booked with TLScontact to the website TLScontact or call TLScontact: 00961 1 970 928.

Appointments after October 1th, 2018 are to be booked with VFS Global by calling its call center at 0096 1 1956410 or by email info.swissleb@vfshelpline.com. The internet site is:


You have to choose Switzerland as a visiting country and Lebanon as the country to apply from.

For more information, feel free to contact this representation at: bey.visa@eda.admin.ch