From Monday, i.e. 15-01-2018, VFS is being shifted to new address mentioned below-:
VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.
Applicant's contact and email id is mandatory.
W.E.F Monday 08/02/2016, Mumbai VFS will not accept any Family Reunion and Dependent visa application. Applicant have to seek an appointment by sending an email to the Swiss Embassy in New Delhi and submit the applications personally on the appointed day and time …
As per the latest update, please note that with effect from 02nd November 2015, Biometric (fingerprints & digital photo) has become a mandatory requirement for All Schengen Country Visas. Which means that all travelers applying for a Schengen visa will now have to come personally to the respective Embassy/VFS centre for biometric and application submission.
This biometric data will be valid for 5 years and the travelers, who have already given their biometric once, will not need to come personally for biometric/submission for next 5 years.
How the system will work, will be inform us later. Like we have to submit first and the VFS will give us the appointment or we have to take appointment from their web site
There are certain exemptions as follows:
w.e.f. 09th April 2015, Consulate required child form (age below 18) with sign by both parent and child thumb or sign.
W.e.f 10th Mar 2014, Schengen countries will not accept Insurance policy of ICICI LOMBARD.
As per All the Scghengen consulates in Mumbai, henceforth no handwritten passport will be accepted for visa submission.
w.e.f. 01st November 2013, Consulate will accept only attached travel insurance list for Swiss visa submissions.
W.e.f 14.03.13, Swiss consulate require all the passenger mobile number, if we are applying the visa for Family then they require husband and wife number and if kids are above 12 yrs then kids mobile number require, if this is not provided by the applicant or by the sub agent we can’t submit the application as it’s a rule from the consulate.
Please note, we will verify the number from our end first before submitting the application in the consulate, as consulate have given us the instruction that if they find any wrong number or any problem they will take strict action against the client as well as the agent who had submitted the application
This is to inform you that with immediate effect, the insurance has to cover the entire period of the validity of the visa.
If the applicants do not consider the period of grace (max. 15 days), while getting themselves insured, the visa will be issued with a validity covering only the insurance policy dates.
This rule is only valid with a visa validity of less than 90 days.
(The insurance has to be valid for the entire Schengen area.)
W.E.F 29th of November 2011 need to attach one more declaration form with all applications duly fill and sign by pax as per the passport which is attached for your reference.
With effect from Monday, 28th November 2011, VFS will need Demand Draft in favour of “VFS GLOBAL SERVISES PVT. LTD.” Payable at Mumbai.
Swiss consulate is starting VFS from 12 February, 2009, kindly take this requirement in your notice because there are new regulation in consulate which will help in peak season time:
1. Agents sending passport to us have to fill the form carefully with all genuine details of the passenger. the consulate will take 4 working days to process the applications, and if any queries regarding documents will be brought to your notice on the fourth day. so please fill the forms carefully for any delay in your application.
2. Photo specification will 35x45 with 80 percent face mat clearing.
3 More than 5 application in a day; We have to take an appointment or have to inform one day prior to vfs .vfs will accept only 200 passports in a day that includes tourist, business and groups .
4if any fake itenary or fake hotel voucher submitted in consulate will be rejected and might be have difficulties to get visa in schengen territories.
5 Most important green card and alien card holder have to take Swiss visa compulsory.
6 Pax should not call directly to consulate if he requires urgent date he can submit his case directly in consulate but he will get his passport after 10 working days and have to reach consulate between 8.30 to 9.00 in morn .between Monday to Friday.
7 You have to sendof 3900 along with the cases, favoring consulate general of Switzerland. payable to Mumbai. fees can be changed in the future.
8 Please do call us if u have groups or more than 5 passport a day as we have to inform vfs to get it submitted on the same day if possible
Passengers applying for dependent visas, Please note the Marriage or Birth Certificate will be required to do Notary and Home Dept from Issued place and MEA from Delhi.
Business Visa :
Tourist Visa :
W.E.F. 01st Feb 2008, Swiss Consulate will accept all the Visa application in DROP BOX, the processing time will be 03 working days, Please note while submission the consulate will accept all the visa application and visa fees demand draft. The consulate will not inform us any requirement regarding the visa application, any further requirement or missing docs will be inform by the consulate only on the 03rd working day while collection.
If the consulate requested for missing or an additional documents on the 3rd working day, passenger need to submit the same within 2 weeks or the visa application will get refused. Please note the visa fees is not refundable.
(If the pax is above 60 years old, Medical Insurance policy is required for business & tourist)
1. Fax for business invitation should come directly to consulate and one copy to us.
2. Bank statement compulsory for tourist and business also pax residence number.
w.e.f. 2nd November 2015, all applicants have to come personally for submission & biometrics at VFS with prior appointment. Pls note we will take the appointment for submission & assist the applicant at VFS.