Embassy of Switzerland in Kazakhstan

Visa for Switzerland - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Due to the current situation, relating to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Swiss Federal Council has decided on 19.03.2020  to suspend with immediate effect the issuance of all Schengen as well as national visa for Switzerland until 15.06.2020. No visa applications will be accepted, except in some limited cases: foreign health workers, and applications from close family members (spouse and children) for family reunification / residency (national visa D). 

All foreign nationals including citizens of EU/EFTA countries who are already holders of a Swiss residency permit, a cross border permit or of a Legitimation Card, can still enter Switzerland upon presentation of their valid residency permit. Swiss citizen can enter Switzerland at any time.

Public announcement of the Swiss Federal Council in German  

Public announcement of the Swiss Federal Council in French

Public announcement of the Swiss Federal Council in Italian

Appointments for visa issues:

The visa section of the Swiss Embassy in Nur-Sultan remains remain open. VFS Global Visa center in Nur-Sultan and Almaty suspended their services.

Visa at the counter will, until further notice, only be provided in urgent cases and exclusively when an appointment has been agreed upon in advance. As before, the Embassy can be reached over the telephone or by Email: nur-sultan@eda.admin.ch

Consular services for Swiss Citizens - Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The consular activities of the Swiss Embassy in Nur-Sultan remain open as usual. However, during the crises prior appointment must be agreed upon for services at the counter. As before the Embassy can be reached over the telephone or by Email:



Information about a new coronavirus

For information regarding the coronavirus, please refer to the information and recommandation provided by the local authorities, as well as the official website of the WHO, the website of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health and the Swiss website Safetravel.

Local authorities


Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (german)


The situation in Kazakhstan can be monitored from the Ministry of health (in Russian):



Important Note for Travelers to Kazakhstan

Please consider the travel advice of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. For visa questions please get in touch with the Kazakh Representation responsible for your permanent place of residence.

Link to Travel advice FDFA: Deutsch    Français   Italiano

Swiss travelling at the moment in Kazakhstan or Tajikistan are invited to register through the EDA Travel Admin application: https://www.eda.admin.ch/eda/en/fdfa/representations-and-travel-advice/travel-advice/travel-admin-app.html

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The Embassy of Switzerland in Nur-Sultan offers Internships to highly motivated candidates.


Please find detailed information for scholarships available for Kazakhstan for the academic year 2018/2019 as of August 1st, 2018 only through this webpage.