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The Embassy of Switzerland in Beijing and the Consulate General of Switzerland in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong are pleased to introduce a new appointment and information system with effect from May 01, 2012. With the opening of this new Call Center the Embassy and Consulates will improve the level of service to the ever increasing demand on applicants.
Please find all the necessary information concerning an appointment on the Web site: TLScontact
The call center and telephone information service of TLScontacts can be contacted from 08:30 to 12:00 and 13:15 to 16:30 Monday to Friday under the following number:
Phone number of the call center (Mainland China): +86 400-067-0560
Phone number of the callcenter (HK, Mongolia & Overseas): +852 6515 3879
As of July 15, 2012 the Consulate General of Hungary in Chongqing is also representing Switzerland for the issuance of Schengen visas. Therefore citizens with residency in Chongqing and the provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan may also apply for their Schengen visa types A and C including Diplomatic, Service and Public Affairs passports at the Consulate General of Hungary in Chongqing.Please note that the same requirements, application forms and instructions as for Hungary will apply. If the stay in Switzerland will exceed 3 months and/or be for employment or marriage, the application must be lodged directly with the Embassy of Switzerland in Beijing.
Consulate General of Hungary
JW Marriott Hotel, No. 77 Qing
Nian Road, Yu Zhong District, Chongqing
Phone: +86 23 6160-9607
Fax: +86 23 6160-9505
For Hong Kong residents visa, please click here
New visa fee starting from May 1, 2013:
Applicants shall pay a visa fee of CNY 480.00
Children from the age of six years and below the age of 12 years shall pay a visa fee of CNY 280.00
The visa for kids under 6 year old is free of charge
We kindly request applicants prepare exact money (Chinese currency only) in cash
- Residents of Shanghai, Jiangsu, Anhui and Zhejiang shall apply at the Consulate General of Switzerland in Shanghai:
Open from Monday–Friday 09:00–12:00, except holidays
- Residents of Guangdong, Fujian, Guangxi, Hainan, Jiangxi and Hunan shall apply at the Consulate General of Switzerland in Guangzhou:
Open from Monday–Friday 08:30–11:30, except holidays
- Residents of Hong Kong and Macau shall apply at the Consulate General of Switzerland in Hong Kong:
Open from Monday–Friday 09:00–11:30, except holidays
- All others residents of China, Mongolia and Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) shall apply at the Embassy of Switzerland in Beijing:
Open from Monday–Friday 08:30–11:00, except holidays
Visa application will only be accepted if a prior appointment through TLScontact has been made in advance.
A personal appearance is mandatory for all visa applicants.
Applications shall be decided within 15 calendar days of the date of the lodging of an application which is admissible.
That period may be extended up to a maximum of 30 calendar days in individual cases.
Please do not send any documents regarding visa application - especially invitation letters - to the Embassy or Consulates. Documents by fax, email or post will automatically be deleted or destroyed. All documentations (as detailed in the relevant leaflet), including the invitation letter, must be submitted when applying for a visa.
If you are a family member (this includes a spouse, registered partner, child who is under 21 or a depending family member) of an EU/EEA or Swiss national (or his /her spouse/registered partner) you shall make an appointment directly at the Swiss Embassy or Consulates. If you choose to do so, please note that the appointment through the Embassy or Cosulates will be accepted by email only. The email should include prove of a binding evidence to a EU/EEA citizen.
The Embassy of Switzerland does not recommend buying supporting documents, i.e. insurance, flight tickets, hotel reservations etc. from the street sellers as those people have no connection and do not act on behalf of or with the consent of the Embassy.