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Visa Information


On 27 November 2008 the mixed committee of the JHA (Council of ministers for Justice and Home affairs) decided in Bruxelles that the Schengen and Dublin association agreements of Switzerland have been fully implemented on Friday 12 December 2008. From this date on Schengen visa are accepted to enter Switzerland.

Travelling to Switzerland

Who needs a visa - Which are the travel documents of all nationalities valid for
entering Switzerland?
You will find useful information on the website of the Federal Office of Migration - FOM - Federal Office of Migration

How to obtain a Schengen visa

Documents that need to be presented when applying for a Schengen visa:

In general rules, the visas are delivered, following the situation, at least 5 days after the applying date .

Only a complete file submitted between 09.00 AM and 11.00 AM is accepted.

The fee of 60 € will not be refunded, for any reason, even if the visa is refused.

For further details concerning the documents to deliver, please kindly visit the website of the Federal Office of Migration:

Condition to obtain a Swiss visa for a stay longer than 3 months.

How to obtain a Swiss visa

EU nationals (from 25 European countries) who are resident in the European Community do not normally require a visa to visit Switzerland for the purpose of tourism, business trips and visits for a maximum stay of three months (work - paid or unpaid - or gainful activities not permitted) if they travel with a national passport and/or with the European ID card.

For visitors from other countries, you will find a visa application form in PDF: