If you have a craving for snow capped peaks and luscious green landscapes, then try Switzerland! In fact, most people from around the world come to visit the Matterhorn and the Jungfraujoch for the scenic beauty.
Hundreds of thousands of people visit Switzerland every year, and in 2017, more than a lakh of these visa applications went just from New Delhi. With consulates dealing with numbers so large, it is quite common for them to get booked two to three months in advance.
Don’t worry though. You can still find an appointment for yourself. If you need help with getting an appointment, you can just fill in our Schengen visa appointment form and our team will help you out. Also, do go through our article on the documents required for Schengen visas to know what documents to submit to the consulate.
What are the basics of getting a Switzerland Schengen visa appointment in New Delhi?
The Swiss embassy in India has transferred the visa application and appointment booking responsibilities to a third-party agency called VFS Global. So, to start your appointment booking, head over to the official VFS Global website for India to Switzerland.
The link will take you to a website like in the image above.
Scroll down slightly and you will find the options to Schedule appointments. Click on “Click Here” given right under the Schedule an Appointment option.
The page reloads to give you a set of instructions related to appointment booking. Make sure to read it carefully before you start booking one. Once done, click on the orange hyperlink that says “Please click here to book an online appointment“.
The page redirects you to a login page. Click on “New User? Register here” on this page to start a new registration.
Read the instructions given on this page, give a valid email address, and type in your password. Once you click on “Submit“, you will be able to book a Switzerland Schengen visa appointment in New Delhi for your short-term visa.
If you want more information regarding Schengen visas for Switzerland, then take a look at the Swiss consulate website in India.
I can’t find a Switzerland Schengen visa appointment in New Delhi
When you deal with more than 1 lakh applications a year, it is quite common for the consulates to get booked two to three months in advance. But don’t worry, you can work around this.
Get an appointment with a consulate of a different jurisdiction
If you are unable to get a Switzerland Schengen visa appointment in New Delhi, then try getting one with the Swiss consulates in Mumbai or Bangalore. This is the very first thing you can try when you’re unable to get an appointment.
But there are chances that this might not work. Getting an appointment is still subject to availability.
Change the main destination of your travel
Your main destination is the country that you will spend the most time in during your travel. So if you’re unable to get an appointment with the Swiss consulates, then try changing your main destination to a country not as popular. Countries like Malta, Luxembourg, Iceland, etc. don’t have a very high inflow of tourists.
All you need is a tentative travel plan that can help you get your visa approved. And you can get a temporary travel plan from Travel Visa Bookings. You could just tell the consulate that you are actually planning to spend more time in Malta but you’re also visiting Switzerland. Once your visa is approved, you’re free to go anywhere in the 26 Schengen countries.
You can take a look at our prices for temporary travel bookings here. You can also head over to our article on what you can do if you can’t find a Schengen visa appointment to learn about it in detail.
Wait till someone cancels their appointment
This can be risky as you may never find an appointment. But there have also been many times when tourists have been patient and got visa appointments. So, don’t ignore this option completely.
The process to getting an appointment with this method can be cumbersome. You’ll have to open multiple windows or tabs, check the official websites for any slots opening up, and keep a keen watch to see if you can grab an available slot. Remember to keep refreshing the pages.
If you want help in getting an appointment, we have an entire team dedicated to finding an appointment here at Travel Visa Bookings. Just fill in the Schengen visa appointment form and our team will get in touch with you.
Want us to get your appointment?
We help tourists find appointments in the following countries currently
We have corporate customers in these countries that need appointments to be booked within the next 15 days. We have also been in the industry for many years now and are pioneers in helping people solve issues related to international travels.
Please keep in mind that getting you an appointment is subject to availability. We will also try to find your appointments in other nearby consulates. Also, the fee for your appointment is not fixed by us but by the consulate officer that books your slot. We charge a flat fare of Rs. 1000 above this quote.
Fill in the Schengen visa appointment form to raise a request
Once you fill in the form, our team will contact the consulates to find you your appointments. You need not make any payments for this.
The team will get back to you within the next 8 hours with appointment availability.
Approve the appointment of your choice and make the payment.
You will be given an appointment reference number after the payment is received.
Use this reference number to check whether your appointment is actually booked and attend the interview. To understand the visa application process better, read our article on how to get a Swiss Schengen visa in 7 days.
Frequently asked questions on Switzerland Schengen visa appointment in New Delhi
Read further to see if your questions have been answered below.
What other Swiss consulates are there in India?
If you want to get your visa approved, you can either visit the Embassy of Switzerland in New Delhi or visit either of their Consulate Generals located in Bangalore or Mumbai.
How long does it take for you to get me my appointment?
Our team usually reverts back to you within 8 to 10 hours of your request.
We are a group of 5 people travelling to Switzerland. Can we use one appointment?
Even when travelling in a group, each traveller will need to have their own appointment.
Will a baby need a passport and a visa?
Yes, it is important that even newborn babies have their own passports. Along with this, they will also need their own Schengen visa and visa appointment.
Can you find an appointment for me?
Yes, we definitely can. Fill in the Schengen visa appointment form and our team will reach out to you.
What details do you need to find me an appointment?
We usually need your name and your passport details like its number and issue and expiry dates to book you an appointment. But some consulates need more information than this to book an appointment. In that case, our team will get in touch with you.
How much do you charge to get me an appointment?
We don’t fix the price for the appointment. This is decided by the consulate. But we charge a flat fee of Rs. 1000 above this quote.
How can I pay for my appointment?
You can pay us through PayuMoney, Western Union, or even through direct bank transfer.
When do I need to make the payment?
You will be given 1 hour to make the payment for your appointment. Our team books almost 250 appointments in a day and there are always more people looking for appointments. If you fail to make the payment, the team will consider you to be uninterested and will place the appointment on auction for someone else to get it. So, keep a keen look-out for a notification from our team for your appointment.
How can I verify the appointment given to me?
You will be given an appointment reference number along with getting you an appointment. Just use this number to verify your appointment with the VFS Global website or the consulate.
Is there a chance that my visa application to be rejected?
Your visa can get rejected for a number of reasons. Some of which include
Improper proof of travel itinerary and hotel reservations
Missing travel insurance, etc.
Ensure that you have everything in place before attending your interview to make sure your visa application isn’t rejected.
Can you also help me get a travel insurance?
Yes, we can. Just read our article on travel insurance to understand this better and how to get one.
How long does it take for the consulate to approve my visa application?
It usually takes 7 to 15 days for the consulate to approve your visa. Also, you need to keep in mind that you can’t apply for your visa more than 90 days or less than 15 days before your travel. So, plan accordingly.
VFS Global office in New Delhi
Shivaji Stadium Metro Station, Mezzanine Level
Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Connaught Place
New Delhi- 110001
+91 22- 67866035
Swiss Embassy in New Delhi
New Delhi 110 021
+91 11 4995 9500