Starting March 19, 2020, Switzerland temporarily stopped accepting visa applications and issuing Schengen and national visas.
The visa services will resume and/or have resumed as follows:
Beginning May 11, 2020:
- National type D visas for family reunification for family members of Swiss, EU and EFTA citizens
- Work visas
Beginning June 8, 2020:
- National type D visas for studies (over 90 days) and family reunification for family members of all nationalities
No Schengen visa applications type C are accepted for short-term stays of up to 90 days in the Schengen area for tourism, business or visit. It is at the moment unfortunately unclear when the situation will allow the issuance of Schengen visas again. As soon as the acceptance of visa applications is possible, it will be published on this website.
For further information please visit: SEM