Welcome to TLScontact
The Embassy of Switzerland in Ankara and the Consulate General in Istanbul authorize TLScontact to inform and advise the public on the visa application procedure, to receive the visa applications, collect the fees and return the passports to the applicants at the end of the process.
This outsourcing ensures a better reception to the public, in a dedicated center and in a timely manner.
The applications received by TLScontact at their visa acceptance centers in Istanbul and Ankara are transferred to the Consulate General of Switzerland in Istanbul, which has the exclusive responsibility to instruct the applications and to decide to grant or deny a visa, or request additional information. TLScontact is therefore not involved in the decision step of the visa application, and is not aware of its outcome as passports are returned by the Consulate General in sealed envelopes.