The Embassy of Switzerland in Saudi-Arabia have outsourced the application process for short-term visas (so called Schengen visas) to the external service provider VFS Global
Our external service provider will support you during the application process. VFS Global is responsible for receiving your visa application, checking the completeness and acceptability of your application form and application documents, collecting biometric data, receiving the visa fee and other fees (service fee and optional fees) and returning your passport. The decision whether or not to issue a visa is taken by the Swiss Embassy, VFS Global is not involved in the decision.
Where to apply for Schengen visas: VFS Global
In order to allow you to plan your visit to Switzerland, kindly be informed that:
The processing time at the Embassy of Switzerland in Riyadh is under normal circumstances about 15 days after the submission at any VFS Visa Application Center in Saudi Arabia.
We however recommend you to start the application procedure as early as possible, but not earlier than 6 months prior to your entry date to the Schengen states, in order to avoid any inconvenience with your travel dates.
We wish you a pleasant stay in Switzerland!