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Application Information

Travel Purpose and Documents

Follow these steps to apply for a Schengen visa. A Schengen visa allows a maximum stay of 90 days in a period of 180 days in the Schengen countries. Switzerland must be your main travel destination.

Select the purpose of your trip to Switzerland using one of the following categories. Click on the items to download the required documents.

N.B.: TLScontact does not process any kind of long stay visa application for stays that exceed 90 days, including short stay working visa for a duration of less than 90 days (this visa type belongs to the national visa category).
The visa applications should be submitted directly to the Embassy of Switzerland in London.

Business & Work

Short stay (less than 90 days)

You wish to travel to Switzerland on business and will not stay more than 90 days.

Business Visit

Long stay (more than 90 days)

You hold an authorisation letter for a work permit issued by the Swiss authorities (e.g. cantonal authorities, SEM).

Work Permit

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Tourism

Short stay (less than 90 days)

You wish to go to Switzerland for a tourist visit and will stay no longer than 90 days.

Tourism

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Family / Friend Visit

Short stay (less than 90 days)

You wish to go to Switzerland for a family/ friend visit and will stay no longer than 90 days.

Family visit / Friend visit

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Studies

Long stay (more than 90 days)

You wish to go to Switzerland for study purposes and will stay more than 90 days.

Student Permit

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EU Spouse / EU Dependent

Short stay (less than 90 days)

You are the spouse or Dependant of an EU citizen. You wish to go to Switzerland and will stay no longer than 90 days.

EU Spouse / EU Dependent

Long stay (more than 90 days)

You wish to go to Switzerland for family reunion and would like to stay more than 90 days.

Dependent Permit to join spouse / parent(s) in Switzerland

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