Where to apply for a national visa?

My place of residence My visa application should be submitted to
Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, Suriname, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela  Embassy of Switzerland in Caracas

Personal appearance and appointments

Kindly note that personal appearance is only required for applications for student visas and family reunification.

Applicants for work visas can send us their application files by mail (not email).

Applicants for student visas and family reunification shall first gather all the necessary documents (please see “Which documents should I submit with a Schengen visa application?”). Afterwards, please contact the Embassy by email (caracas@eda.admin.ch) to arrange an appointment.

In exceptional cases, it is also possible to arrange the personal interview at another Swiss representation. However, your first point of contact remains the Swiss Embassy in Caracas.

Please inform us by email (caracas@eda.admin.ch), at which of the following representations you would like to submit your application file instead:

  • Embassy of Switzerland in Santo Domingo;
  • Consulate General of Switzerland  in New York;
  • Regional Consular Centre of Switzerland in London.  

The processing time for a national visa is approximately 8 to 12 weeks. In specific cases, the processing might take longer.