Swiss visa desk in New York

Important notice for applicants living in Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin :

In place of the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York, the Consulate General of Lithuania in Chicago, IL represents Switzerland for the purpose of examining applications and issuing visas for short stays of up to 90 days within a 180-day period in the Schengen area for:

  • Tourism
  • Business
  • Visits

Except for:

  • visa applications for short stays linked to a gainful activity (including chauffeurs and journalists);
  • visa applications for short stays for medical purposes;
  • visa applications for short stays lodged by citizens of of the following countries: State of Eritrea, the Republic of Irak, Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Federal Republic of Somalia;
  • the issuance of a visa with limited territorial validity (except when linked to art. 25 (3) of the Visa Code);
  • Visa applications filed by holders of diplomatic, service or special passports who are not citizens of the United States of America;
  • Visa applications filed by holders of an ordinary passport who intend to enter Switzerland for an official purpose, including attendance at international conferences, and who are not citizens of the United States of America.

The Consulate General of Lithuania in Chicago, IL can be reached at:


Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania
211 E. Ontario, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60611

E-Mail: cons.chicago@mfa.lt; kons.cikaga@urm.lt
Phone: +1 (312) 397-0382, ext. 201 or ext. 207
Fax: +1 (312) 397-0385

Website Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania

 

Visa process for Schengen Visa applications (Type C, stays up to 90 days)

Schengen visa applicants within our jurisdiction (New York, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Wisconsin, Bermuda, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands) will have to appear in person with an appointment at our office.

The visa desk does not allow walk-ins. Each individual applicant requires an appointment. This also applies to general inquiries and pick up of pre-authorized visas.

Prior to making your appointment, you are strongly advised to read the requirements relating to the visa type you wish to apply for. Please consult the general visa information link: 

Visa information

To schedule an appointment, please call our appointment hotline on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, except public holidays, between 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (EST). No appointments will be scheduled by e-mail, at the counter or through another phone line: +1 917-289-9947.

Should you need further assistance with your visa application you can email us at  nyc.visa@eda.admin.ch or you may call us Monday - Thursday between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. at +1 212 599 5700 ext. 2063 (for specific visa questions only, no appointments can be scheduled through this phone line). 

Visa process for Long Stay Visas (Type D, stays of longer than 90 days)

Visa applications for stays longer than 90 days (family reunion, student, work, residence permit) do not require fingerprinting therefore, may be submitted by mail. However, if the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York considers it necessary, an interview in person might be required. If you prefer to apply in person you will need to schedule an appointment.

Mailing

Since visas are not processed on the same day, passports can be mailed back upon request. Please submit a prepaid, self-addressed return envelope with a tracking number, along with the rest of the required documents.

The Consulate General does not assume any liability for the loss of documents submitted by mail.