Which documents should I submit with a Schengen visa application?
As a general rule, a decision is taken by the Consulate within 15 days. This period may, in individual cases, be extended.
Some Schengen States require that they be consulted on visa applications submitted to other Schengen States by citizens of certain countries. The consultation process may take up to seven calendar days. Such consultation is currently required for nationals of the countries listed here:
It is therefore recommended to submit the visa application early, at the earliest 6 months before the planned journey.
The decision to refuse a Schengen visa and the reasons for the refusal are notified to the applicant using a standard form. You have the right to appeal within 30 days of receipt of the refusal. For information on appeal procedures, please refer to the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration.
Biometric data (fingerprints and digital photo) are generally collected every 59 months from the age of 12 years from the first photograph.
Visa applicants not wishing to use the visa service of TLScontact may continue to submit their visa application forms directly to the Embassy of Switzerland in Pristina. However, appointments for the Embassy also must be booked in advance via TLScontact. Due to limited resources at the visa section of the Embassy of Switzerland, the processing time can be considerably longer than for applications submitted directly to TLScontact.
If no appointment was made in advance, neither TLScontact nor the Embassy of Switzerland will accept to receive a visa application form.