Attention: Please be informed that the visa center and the call center will be closed on February 19, 2015 in observance for the Chinese New Year. Application, Passport Return, and the Call Center will resume on 20 February 2015.
STARTING 1 OCTOBER 2014, THE PASSPORT COLLECTION COUNTER WILL BE OPEN FROM 13:30 - 16:30, FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY, EXCEPT HOLIDAYS. PASSPORT COLLECTION DURING THE APPOINTMENT SCHEDULE WILL NOT BE ENTERTAINED.
ATTENTION: New visa procedure since 14th November, 2013. For more information, click here.
Introduction of VIS (Visa Information System)
Since Thursday, 14 November 2013, the biometric data capture is mandatory for all visa applications.
If you have not been issued a visa with the VIS mention by the Embassy of Switzerland after 17 February 2014, you must come in person to the TLScontact Visa Center in order to have your personal biometric data (10-digit finger scans and digital photograph) captured. The data is kept in the Visa Information System (VIS) for 5 years. Further information and FAQ on the data protection in VIS is available on the following homepage: http://ec.europa.eu/vis.
If you have been issued a visa with the VIS mention by the Embassy of Switzerland after 17 February 2014, the biometric data you have submitted need to be verified for your new visa application: please contact us at (02) 737-4040 so we can check whether you need to come in person or are eligible to be submitting your visa application through a representative or by post.
Please kindly note:
- Make sure to have the payment in hand when entering the TLScontact Center.
- It is mandatory to arrive on time to your appointment at TLScontact. Late applicants will not be admitted.
- Visa application requirements must be complete at the time of submission at TLScontact.
Note: Wearing contact lenses altering the appearance of your eye is strictly prohibited during the biometric data capture (color contact lenses, magnifying contact lenses).
Regularly check the available information on our website to obtain updated information on the upcoming changes in the visa procedure.
To check whether you need to apply through the TLScontact Visa Center or directly at the Embassy of Switzerland in Manila, please check on Jurisdiction page.