Swiss embassy in Pristina- Get Schengen Visa in 6 Easy Steps
Swiss embassy in Pristina, Kosovo can process passports, social security, attestation, visas and many other docs. Swiss embassy in Pristina is accepting Schengen visa applicants as the covid situation getting better. Switzerland is one of the 26 Schengen member states in the Schengen area and tourists can move freely in 26 Schengen states with Schengen Visa. Swiss embassy in Pristina outsourced visa services to a company TLS contact for processing and collecting Schengen Visa Applications. This blog explains in detail on how to apply for Schengen visa at Swiss embassy in Pristina, Kosovo.
Schengen visa (2019) stats issued at Swiss embassy In Pristina, Kosovo
|Consulate||Total Uniform visas applied for||Total Uniform visas Issued||Multiple entry uniform visas issued||Total LTV Visas issued|
Swiss embassy in Pristina
Who can Apply Schengen Visa from Swiss embassy in Pristina, Kosovo
Visa applicants who reside near cities (Kosovo Polje, Podujevo, Urosevac, Gnjilane, Kosovska Mitrovica, Orahovac) are eligible to apply for a Schengen visa from Swiss embassy in Pristina. Travelers with Kosovo Visit visas are not eligible to apply and they need to apply from their home country.
Non Kosovo citizens who are legally present in Kosovo and need Schengen visa should submit their Schengen visa application not in Kosovo but their home country. Swiss embassy in Pristina has the right to evaluate the justification provided and to receive or not the visa applications.
Swiss embassy in Pristina has now outsourced all visa processing to TLS contact and they will process visa application for Schengen visitor/tourist visas.
Embassy of Switzerland in Pristina, Kosovo
Kosovo Email: [email protected]
Phone: (+381) 38261261
Swiss embassy in Pristina on Google Maps
Website: Swiss embassy official website
At the TLS Contact Swiss Visa Application Centre in Pristina
TLS Visa Application Centre in Pristina
Ahmet Krasniqi, Objekti Redoni C1-B
nr. 143/145, Arberi/Dragodan
10000, Pristina, Kosovo
Website: TLS Contact Website
Timings: Monday to Friday 08:30 to 16:00 hrs (By appointment)
Phone: (+383) 387 033 11
TLS contact visa application center at Pristina, Kosovo allows to make appointments between 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, according to availability. Access is restricted to applicants who have an appointment confirmed by the Embassy or whose interview has been scheduled through the Visa Centre. Please, always remember to print and bring your appointment confirmation received from the Embassy or from the Visa Centre. Proof of appointment will be asked both by guards at the main gate on the street and by security at the entrance of the Embassy.
Visa Application Fee Structure for Swiss embassy in Pristina, Kosovo
Application fee is collected on behalf of the embassy of Switzerland. Visa fee can be paid in Euros only and can be paid by credit/debit card
|Visa Type||Fee Eur|
|Tourism Visa||80 Eur|
|Business Visa||72.55 Eur|
|Medical Treatment||80 Eur|
|Study Visa||No fee|
|Sports and Cultural Events Visa||80 Eur|
|Transit Visa||80 Eur|
|Transport Visa||80 Eur|
TLS Contact Service Fee:
The basic service fee is set by the Consulate in euros and need to be paid in Euro. Service fee is non-refundable, unless the applicant decides not to submit their file before the biometric data is collected. The service is Eur 29.00 when submitting the application to the Visa Application Centre.
Visa Application Processing time
Swiss embassy in Pristina processes Schengen visa applications in 15 calendar days (but may take up to 60 days). It is recommended that the applicants are requested to apply well in advance to the intended date of journey.
Schengen Visa Types issued by Swiss embassy in Pristina
Schengen visas are issued for about 90 day or less depending the reasons for applying visa which are explained below. National visa is also issued which has the duration longer than 90 days.
Visa Applicants can choose category depending on below reasons
- Visiting Switzerland- This visa is issues for tourism/vacation purposes
- Business Visa- This visa is issues for professional/work related purposes
- Family visa- This visa is issues for meeting family
- Airport transit visa- This visa is used for transit
- Medical visa- This visa is issued for receiving medical treatments
- Schengen cultural visa- This visa for attending events
- Study Visa – This visa is used for training or study purpose
- Sports visa- This visa is issued for sports person
Can Schengen Visa be Used for Single Entry or Multiple Entry?
Consulates offer Schengen visa depending on reasons applied for, documents submitted and the fees paid. Below are categories applicants can get
Single Entry Visa – Traveler can enter Schengen country only once within 90 days
Multiple Entry Visa – Traveler can enter Schengen country any number of times within 90 days
Can a third party submit my visa application for me?
Personal appearance is mandatory for all visa applicants, unless you are exempt from biometric data entry. Exemptions from the fingerprinting requirement are provided for a limited number of applicants, including children under the age of twelve and persons for whom the collection of fingerprints is physically impossible. Heads of State and members of the national government with members of their official delegation and spouses will also be exempted, if travelling for official purposes.
6 Steps to apply Schengen Visa Application from Swiss embassy in Pristina
Applying for Schengen visitor Visa is a simple if all steps are taken care of. You need to follow below steps to apply for a Schengen visa and be worry-free. Apply atleast 2 -3 weeks prior to travel date so that you give enough time for consulate to process your application
Step 1: Choose right visa category and Complete Schengen visa application
Applying for a Swiss Schengen Tourist Visa, your main destination should be Switzerland. Depending on the reason of your trip select the right Schengen visa type for traveling to Switzerland. Create an account by going to TLS Contact Registration by entering personal email address and password. Once account is active you can fill the application online. Print the form and attach a photo. Note that these documents will be requested when submitting your visa application to the TLS contact center.
Step 2: Prepare for supported documents
All Schengen Visa required documents are critical to submit your visa application. Below are the list of documents needed which may be needed depending on visa type.
- Passport size photo
- Schengen Visa application form
- Valid Passport – with at least 6 months validity having 2 blank pages
- Dummy flight ticket for visa
- Proof of accommodation
- Proof of financial sufficiency
- Invitation letter
- Schengen medical Insurance policy
- No Objection certificate
- Address proof
- Employment certificate
- Marriage/ Birth certificate
Step 3: Make an appointment with the the TLS contact Visa Application center, Pristina, Kosovo
Once the TLS account is active, book an appointment by selecting day and time at your convenience to submit your application at our Swiss Visa Application Centre, Pristina, Kosovo. Don’t forget to print your appointment confirmation letter, as it will be required at reception area.
Step 4: Attend Schengen Visa Interview at TLS contact Visa application for Swiss embassy in Pristina
Go through few important and most frequently asked question by visa officer during interview. Below is the list of frequently asked questions
- Purpose of Your Trip?
- Is anyone sponsoring your trip?
- How long do you stay?
- Do you regularly pay your income tax?
- Can you provide your bank statement?
To refer detailed interview questions, check out Schengen visa interview questions
What To Do on the Date of Visa Interview
Go to TLS contact Visa application center for Swiss embassy in Pristina, Kosovo on the date of interview atleast 30 min before your interview so that you can relax and have an overview of the location to get yourself comfortable. Ensure you got all required documents along with photocopies for your visa application. During the interview process you may be required to give biometrics data depending on consulate requirements. After the biometrics is done you need to pay the required Schengen visa fee & service fee and submit your application.
Step 5: Processing the visa Application
At TLS contact center, agent will attend you based on the appointment date and time and review all the documents of your Schengen visa application. A fact sheet will be given to you. If your file is complete, your application will be forwarded to the embassy authority. Note TLS contact does not make any decision related to your visa application
If documents are missing and do not fulfilll the requirements of the embassy of Switzerland in Pristina you can:
- Do not submit your application and recover the visa application fee. You will be able to re-file a complete application at a later date
- Submit the application despite missing documents, at the risk of losing the visa application fee and being refused by the embassy
If you decide to send your file to the embassy, you will proceed, after payment of the fees, to deposit your biometric data directly with the TLS contact center.
Step 6: Return of Passport
After the embassy of Switzerland reviews your visa application and has made a decision, passport will be sent to visa application center. Applicants can come in person with photo ID to collect the passport. If you have opted for Express Courier Return service then the passport will be delivered to your mail address. You will be notified to collect your passport either in person or through a representative. In some cases, due to incomplete/insufficient supported documents provided, visa application can be rejected.
What happens if Schengen Visa is refused
Negative decisions on applications are notified to the applicant. In the refusal letter reasons on which refusal decision was taken are clearly stated. Visa applicants whose applications are refused can decide to apply again or to appeal.
Below are some of the reasons of Schengen Visa Rejection
- Inadequate explanation of the traveling purpose
- No travel medical insurance covering trip
- Invalid passport or Passport expiring in 2 months
- Lack of financial proof to support trip cost
- Did not provide proof of accommodation
- Missing documents
If your Schengen Visa is rejected for some reason then you can re-apply Schengen Visa by following the article Help With Schengen Visa Rejection
Apply Schengen Visa process at Swiss embassy in Pristina, Kosovo is simple and you need to work with TLS contact to submit your application by following this article. Hopefully your visa will be approved and you can enjoy your trip with family, friends & others. Holders of a new Schengen visa, or of a Schengen visa still valid, therefore, are not automatically allowed to enter Swiss and Schengen territory and must comply with the travel restrictions in force at Schengen level and at the level of the country of first entry into the Schengen area because of Covid pandemic. It is indeed the responsibility of each traveler to check the travel restrictions in place before departure.