Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
Visa fee in USD as of 14 April 2013
As of 14 April 2013, the fee for a Schengen visa has to be paid in US Dollars.
For further information, kindly check our visa website.
01.01.2013 New Year
29.01.2013 Birthday of Hazrat Rasoul Akram
19.03.2013 The Nationalization Day of Oil Industry
02.04.2013 Nature Day
24.06.2013 Birthday of Imam Mahdi
30.07.2013 The Martyrdom of Imam Ali
24.10.2013 Ghadir Khom Feast
31.12.2013 New Year’s Eve
Embassy of Switzerland in Iran
Yasaman Street No. 2
P.O. Box 19395-4683
Tel.: +98 (0)21 2200 8333
Fax: +98 (0)21 2200 6002
For all information concerning visa and travelling to Switzerland, kindly check our website
Visas for applicants residing in the Islamic Republic of Iran
No information given over the telephone.
Foreign Interest Section
For all questions regarding the United States, please contact:
Embassy of Switzerland - Foreign Interests Section
Opening hours visa section: 08:00–12:00
Friday and Saturday closed
Introduction of the VIS (Schengen Visa with Biometric Data)
On 11 October 2011 the Schengen member states introduced the Visa Information System (VIS). The VIS will also be used to store the biometric data (10 fingerprins and the facial image) of the visa applicants. The diplomatic representations of the Schengen member states will be gradually connected to the system region by region.
Along with the connection to the VIS on 2 October, 2012 all diplomatic representations of the Schengen member states in the Islamic Republic of Iran have to capture the biometric data of persons applying for a Schengen visa.
An information leaflet of the European Union relating to the introduction of the VIS and the capture of biometric data can be found on our website.
“Hinter Botschaftsmauern: Bewegte Wochen für Livia Leu Agosti in Teheran”
Program of the 05.08.2009 on the swiss german television (SF – Schweizer Fernsehen)