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Consulate General of India, Geneva

Visa Services provided by the Consulate General of India


Visa services in the Consulate General of India, Geneva are rendered only to those residing in the Cantons of Geneva, Vaud, Valais and Neauchatél of Switzerland.



(Under new System with effect from 01/03/2014)


  • Applicant may visit our site click on the online application link OR online visa applicant registration, select the Indian Mission Switzerland(Geneva) and fill up the form. Applicant must upload the scanned photograph of 5cm x 5cm also.
  • Please note down the temporary Applicant ID Number (15 Characters) Consisting of numbers and alphabets, which will be displayed immediately on the government of India Visa Online Application Form. This will help applicant to save the partially filled up application, In case he wishes to continue later on to complete the visa application.
  • Once the application is filled up online , applicant will receive a web reference confirmation number (For example CHEG00045813).The completed application form will open up in PDF format at this stage with web reference no, save theform and print out the same for submission to the consulate General of India , Geneva, in person only.
  • Applicant may visit our website, to find the details of visa Fees to be paid in CCP No. 12-10232-9 in favour of Consulate General of India, Geneva. Applicant may also online transfer the amount in this account.
  • Signed Visa application, with fee deposit proof and two coloured photos of 5cm x 5cm size,one pasted and one attached, may be submitted by the applicant, in person to the Counter of Consulate General of India, Geneva; between 0915 to 1230 hrs where his/her bio-metric features would also be captured which is mandatory.
  • Applicant will be given a token number, giving the date when the visa will be delivered. On the given date, visa maybe collected from 1700 to 1800 hrs from the counter of the Counsulate.

Opening Days Monday to Friday 9h15 to 12h30


Kindly note the following prior to applying for visa

  • Applicants living in French speaking part of Switzerland (Geneva, Neuchatel, Valais and Vaud Cantons) can apply at the Consulate General of India, Geneva. Applicants living in other parts of Switzerland can apply only at Embassy of India, Bern.
  • Applicants living in France, even if staying in regions immediately surrounding Geneva can only apply in Indian Missions in France. OR Visa application centre LYOM at Incredible Danci B21 Avenue George pompidou LYON adex . CM rareot metro station is LYON part disk.
  • Visa fee for applications filed with Consulate General of India, Geneva shall be paid only in the Consulate’s account (CCP No. 12-10232-9). Cash payment / other mode of payments are not acceptable. Original counterfoil of the postal slip should accompany the application. All foreign nationals other than Swiss passport holders will be required to fill up an additional form for obtaining visa. An additional fee of CHF 27/- will be charged as service charges. Download Additional Form for non-Swiss Passport Holders
  • Visa fees once paid (to postal authorities) will not be refunded, even if applicant fails to file the application.
  • Determining the duration of validity of each visa to be issued and number of places to be allowed will be entirely at the discretion of the Consulate General of India. Applicants who wish to seek a longer duration visa shall first consult the Consulate General before depositing their fees, as fees once paid will not be refunded.
  • Visas are valid from the date of issue of visa and the Consulate General will not entertain requests for retaining the passports in the Mission and issue visas at a later date to suit the travel requirements. Applicants are expected to file applications keeping the above in view
  • Right of issue of visa rests with the Consulate General of India. Receipt of application and fees does not necessarily ensure grant of visa.
  • Even if a visa is issued, the authority to grant entry into India at the port of arrival entirely rests with the immigration authorities.
  • It will be the responsibility of the applicant to check if correct particulars are entered in the visa, including name, type and duration of visa, passport number, signature etc. on receipt of the visa before traveling
  • Passports accompanying visa applications must have a minimum validity of six months and atleast two blank pages.
  • Those attending Conferences, visiting India for Research, Studies etc. should consult the Consulate General before applying.
  • Applicants seeking to visit restricted / protected areas should consult the Consulate General.
  • Change of purpose of visit is strictly prohibited. Applicants are encouraged to obtain the correct and appropriate visa before traveling.


Consulate General of India, Geneva
9, Rue du Valais,
CH-1202, Geneva.
Tel No. + 41 - 22 - 9068686
Fax No. + 41 - 22 - 9068676


Office Timings:

Visa applications can be submitted from 09.15 hrs. to 12.30 hrs. and documents can be collected from 17.00 hrs. to 18.00 hrs. on all working days (Monday to Friday).




Please confirm that all required documents are supplied along with the visa application.


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