Visa for Switzerland - Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Due to the current situation, relating to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Swiss Federal Council has decided on 19.03.2020 to suspend with immediate effect the issuance of all Schengen as well as national visa for Switzerland until 15.06.2020. No visa applications will be accepted, except in some limited cases: foreign health workers, and applications from close family members (spouse and children) for family reunification / residency (national visa D).
All foreign nationals including citizens of EU/EFTA countries who are already holders of a Swiss residency permit, a cross border permit or of a Legitimation Card, can still enter Switzerland upon presentation of their valid residency permit. Swiss citizen can enter Switzerland at any time.
Appointments for consular issues:
The consular activities of the Swiss Embassy in Nur-Sultan remain in a reduced form. VFS Global in Nur-Sultan and Almaty suspended their services.
Visa and other consular services at the counter will, until further notice, only be provided in urgent cases and exclusively when an appointment has been agreed in advance. As before, the Embassy can be reached over the telephone or by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org