Consulate of Switzerland in Istanbul

Welcome! The Consulate in the Turkey is located in Istanbul.

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Contact No.   (+90) 212 283 1282
Fax   (+90) 212 283 1298
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Please Note:

Visits to the Consulate of Switzerland in Istanbul are strictly by appointment. For specific services, visitors must visit the designated section at the embassy and book an appointment accordingly on the email addresses mentioned above. For instance, if you want to apply for consular services, you should visit the Consular Section. To book an appointment, you can directly mail the high commission or consular email section .

Consular Services:

The Consulate of Switzerland in Istanbul offers a wide range of consular services, including the processing of visas and passports and document legalization. To apply for a new passport, renew your old passport, want to change the particulars on your current passport, or need to report about a lost or damaged passport, book an appointment with the high commission's passport service.

These consulate services are listed below:

In case you want to apply for an identity card, report about your lost or stolen Switzerland ID card, or need to edit or change your particulars on the Identity verification card, consult the high commission.

Remember that passport applications take at least six weeks to process. Dual nationals must declare the other nationality before applying for the renewal of their Switzerland passport. If you want to regain citizenship, wait until the completion of the regaining process. Furthermore, passports are delivered to the applicant via postal services, and there's no need to visit the high commission.

In the wake of the pandemic, visitors are requested to provide a registered, secure, and trackable envelope with their full address and pre-paid postage stamps to receive their sensitive documents via post. The envelope must indicate the applicant's full name and postal code while having enough return postage. Moreover, anyone visiting the Consulate of Switzerland in Istanbul must abide by the necessary SOPs, wear a mask, and comply with social distancing rules

Visa Services:

The Consulate of Switzerland in Istanbul offers visa facilitation services to those not eligible for an electronic visa Switzerland. You can contact the Mission to obtain information about the type of visas you need to apply for, and apply for your desired single-entry, double-entry, and multiple-entry visa, transit visa, and diplomatic official visa. The Embassy also facilitates East African Visa and Referred Visa.

Remember that single-entry visa can be obtained for tourism and business purposes whereas diplomatic official visa is only for people traveling to Switzerland on official duty. A multiple-entry visa is issued to British citizens only, and other citizens' applications are diverted to the immigration headquarters for further processing. To obtain an entry permit for a brief stop-over in Switzerland or an overnight stay, you need to apply for a transit visa. The East African visa is a multiple-entry visa granted to tourists visiting Switzerland, Rwanda, and Uganda. Referred visas are issued to members of certain countries. The immigration services director approves their visas.

Please note that applications submitted without complete support documents will not be processed. It may take up to three business days for the embassy to process your visa application.

Visa types granted by Switzerland are;

  • Switzerland Short-term Swiss visas
  • Switzerland Airport transit Swiss visa
  • Switzerland Swiss tourist/visitor visa
  • Switzerland Business visa
  • Switzerland Medical visa
  • Switzerland Swiss visa for cultural, sport, religious, or film events
  • Switzerland Official visit visa
  • Switzerland Short-term study visa
  • Switzerland Non-immigrant Swiss visas
  • Switzerland Student visas
  • Switzerland Temporary worker visas
  • Switzerland Non-immigrant family visas
  • Switzerland Immigrant Swiss visas
  • Switzerland Family reunion visas
  • Switzerland Work visas
  • Switzerland Business visas
  • Switzerland Retirement visa
  • Switzerland Asylum-seekers and refugees in Switzerland
  • Switzerland Residence and citizenship in Switzerland

Switzerland and Turkey Relations-

The Switzerland and Turkey enjoy cordial bilateral relations. The high commission's diplomatic mission's mandate is to forge stronger and closer ties between the two countries. Pursuing bilateral and multilateral cooperation in diverse sectors, including culture, defense, tourism, trade and investments, science and technology, security, and other fields while safeguarding mutual benefits, is vital for their relations. The countries are cooperating to resolve global issues like climate change, piracy, terrorism, cybersecurity, etc. The Switzerland is the most important source market for tourism in Turkey.
You can read about Turkish Visa Application.

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