Where to apply for a Schengen visa?

My place of residence 

My visa application should be submitted to

South Africa – all citizens and foreign nationals

VFS Global Call center: + 27 (0) 12 425 3017

Important: until further notice, only if prior approved by the visa section as a special necessity cases

Angola

Switzerland is represented by:

French Embassy in Luanda

Botswana

Switzerland is represented by:

German Embassy in Gaborone

Lesotho – All citizens and foreign nationals

VFS Global Call center: + 27 (0) 12 425 3017

Important: until further notice, only if prior approved by the visa section as a special necessity cases

Malawi – All citizen and foreign nationals

Regional Consular Center Southern Africa in Pretoria (only with prior appointment)

Visa section

Malawi – Holder of Diplomatic, Official and service passport

Switzerland is represented by:

Norway Embassy

Mauritius – Foreign nationals

Regional Consular Center Southern Africa in Pretoria (only with prior appointment)

Visa section

Mozambique

Switzerland is represented by:

German Embassy in Maputo

Namibia

Switzerland is represented by:

German Embassy in Windhoek

Eswatini – All citizen and foreign nationals

VFS Global Call center: + 27 (0) 12 425 3017

Important: until further notice, only if prior approved by the visa section as a special necessity cases

Zambia

Switzerland is represented by:

Embassy of Sweden in Lusaka

To submit visa applications: VFS Global Call center: +164 668 58474

Zimbabwe

Switzerland is represented by:

French Embassy in Harare

Issuing time

As a general rule, a decision is taken by the Consulate within 15 days. This period may, in individual cases, be extended. We advise to apply for your visa at least two months before the planned departure.

To schedule an appointment please call the Visa Section on +27 12 452 06 62 from Monday to Thursday between 2 pm and 3.30 pm.

If your question isn't answered on this website, please contact VFS  Global (see above), send an email to the Visa Section pretoria.visa@eda.admin.ch or call during the telephone hours..

Representation agreement

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 represented by Switzerland
South Africa - Provinces Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape  Slovak Republic