Restrictions for travellers due to the Corona Virus
Various countries have issued temporary entry bans or at least entry restrictions for various citizens.
Most embassies also do not issue a visa if the traveller has recently travelled to one of the following countries: China, Iran, South Korea, Japan, Germany, Italy, Spain and France.
Please note that new restrictions are currently being introduced daily and AVS does not have all the information from the embassies and the expected restrictions.
More details can be found here: NEWS
Applying for a visa for the UK requires various preparations and system entries. We have created an application form for you, making the process and access to the required information much easier.
We take care of your data collection, advance the consulate fees and arrange your appointment at the UK Visacenter in Zurich or Geneva. For the online form you will need a scan of your passport and a photo in color, as well as for married persons or persons with children, passport scans of your spouse and/or children. Please note that you must not wear glasses or headgear on the photo. For non-Swiss or non-Swiss citizens, a copy of your residence title (L, B, C) for Switzerland or the Principality of Liechtenstein is additionally required.
As soon as we have submitted your application to the Embassy and the preparations have been completed, we will provide you with the necessary information on the required documents, the documents we have prepared, the payment receipt and confirmation of appointment for your appointment at the Viscenter.
(Advance payment is required for private individuals)
Visa fees standard collection:
Visa validity of 6 months, from issuance: EUR 119.00
Visa valid for 2 years, from date of issue: EUR 451.00
Visa valid for 5 years, from issuance: EUR 819.00
Visa centre fees: EUR 110.00
Priority Visa, Visa Centre fee: EUR 275.00
AVS processing: CHF 229.00, excluding VAT.
All prices according to UK authorities. Depends on exchange rate. Prices are not guaranteed and are subject to change without notice.
Receipt of dates and documents for the interview:
2 - 3 working days after receipt of the application, if complete
Appointment availability of the embassy:
Within 5 - 15 working days after receipt of your visa application
Duration to obtain visa / passport after your appointment:
Normal collection: 15 - 25 working days
Express collection: 5 - 10 working days
Please note that a visa application applied for at Visacenter in Geneva can be issued fastest within 2-3 weeks if you pay a priority surcharge. At Visacenter Zurich, the priority process takes 4-8 weeks. Standard processing takes about 4 weeks longer. These processing times are due to the very short availability of the Visacenters in Zurich and Geneva.