The Embassy does not ask for an appointment fee and does not give preference to clients who employ the services of a private company to make the appointment on their behalf.
Where to apply for a Schengen visa?
|My place of residence||My visa application should be submitted to|
Guinea (ordinary passports)
Embassy of Switzerland in Abidjan
|Guinea (official passports)||see Representation agreement below|
|Burkina Faso||see Representation agreement below|
please be on time, applicants behind schedule, will be refused and have to fix a new appointment;
show your passport at the entrance in order to identify yourself;
please schedule enough time, as there can be delays;
please be sure to have the form ready, fully filled out an signed, accompanied by all the required documents, according to our visa regulations;
incomplete applications will not be accepted and a new appointment will have to be required.
- Submission of visa applications:
as per appointment;
- Visa collection:
as per indication on your receipt;
- Phonecalls for further information:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 13:30 to 16:00
- for short stay visas (max 90 days): up to 15 days, in certain cases even more;
- for short stay visas for applicants residing in Liberia, Guinea, Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone coming to the Swiss Embassy in Abidjan in person: a period of less than 15 days can be accorded;
- for long stay and short stay work visas: minimum 8–12 weeks
The visa application can be submitted at the earliest three months before the expected departure. Processing time is as follows:
If a State does not have its proper visa section in a country or region, the delivery of a Schengen visa can be delegated to another Schengen State member with an agreement between both countries concerned.
The agreement allows the appointed representation to represent and handle Schengen visa applications within its own competence without consulting the other represented State.
|Country / Region||Schengen State which represents Switzerland||My visa application should be submitted to|
|Burkina Faso||Belgium||Embassy of Belgium in Ouagadougou|
|Guinea (official passports)||France||Embassy of France in Conakry|
|Country / Region||Schengen State represented by Switzerland|
|Ivory Coast||Czech Republic|
- visa applications for a short stay in relation with a lucrative activity (including drivers and journalist)
visa applications for a short stay in relation with studies
visa applications for a short stay in relation with medical reasons
visa applications of holders of a diplomatic, service or special passport who are not Burkina Faso citizens
visa applications of holders of an ordinary passport who have the intention to travel to Switzerland for an official reason including the participation at international conferences and who are not Burkina Faso nationals
special procedures can apply for other nationalities or different types of visa applications
The Belgian Embassy represents Switzerland for the visa issuance. All Burkina Faso citizens and foreign permanent residents in Burkina Faso can apply at the Belgian Embassy in Ouagadougou for a short stay visa (up to 90 days). Kindly note that the Belgian Embassy is not competent for the following types of visas:
The above mentioned visa applicants have to fix an appointment at the visa section of the Swiss Embassy in Abidjan in order to submit their file in person.
We recommend the visa applicants to contact the Embassy of Belgium at least 4 weeks before the planned journey.
In order to receive a complete list of the necessary documents, kindly send an email to the Embassy of Belgium firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning your nationality, purpose and dates of travel.
Kindly note that as from April 3rd 2017 you can only submit a visa file by appointment.
Embassy of Belgium
417 Avenue Kwamé N’Krumah, 2ond floor
01 BP 1624 Ouagadougou 01
Tel.+226 50 312 164 / +226 50 304 060 / +226 50 312 165
Fax +226 50 310 660