Swiss visa desk in Washington

The Embassy strongly advises to read the requirements relating to the visa type you wish to apply for and prepare the requested application form and all the supporting documents in advance.

Only applicants residing in the consular district of the Embassy can submit their application at the Embassy:
where to apply?

Representation Agreement for residents of Illinois, Nebraska, Missouri, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas 

Short-Stays up to 90 days (Schengen visa) - Appointment required

Please register and print your online application and appointment on this website:

The Embassy might be closed without prior notice following the Snow & Dismissal Procedures for Washington, D.C. of the U.S. Office of Personnal Management. More information and the current status can be found also under the following link.

Long-Stays over 90 days (National Visa Type D) - No appointment required

Visa applications for stays longer than 90 days (family reunion, student, work, residence permit) may be submitted by mail or dropped off at the reception Monday – Friday 9am – 12noon. However, a personal interview might still be required. The applicable visa and additional postage fees must be paid by exact cash or money order.

All visa type D applications must include a pre-paid, self-addressed envelope with a tracking number, which will be used to return the application if not complete.  

Specific visa inquiries:

For specific visa inquiries contact the Embassy by email at No visa information will be given by phone.

The Embassy strongly advises to read the visa information before contacting the visa section.

Please do not contact the Embassy about the status of your application - as soon as your application has been submitted, no more contact from the applicants side should be attempted; the Embassy will contact you if needed or with the decision. Please also do not inquire about the arrival of documents you might have sent - if you sent an email, you will receive an automatic reply confirming the receipt; if you have sent a letter, please track it with your tracking number.