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Application Information

Travel Purpose and Documents

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: British nationals do not need a visa for Switzerland, for more information click here.

Follow these steps to apply for a Schengen/national 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. Short-stay visa applications are submitted at Swiss Visa Centre upon appointment.
National visa (D type visa) is applicable for a stay of more than 90 days in Switzerland. Long-stay visa applications are submitted at Swiss Embassy upon appointment. Please proceed to book an appointment.

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


Prepare
the documents below carefully

CREATE YOUR ACCOUNT AND COMPLETE ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM

N.B.:Click here to check Application process.

Business & Work

Short stay (less than 90 days)

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

Check document list for 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).

Please register on our website to book online appointment for submission of your visa application at Swiss Embassy in London.

Check document list for Work Permit

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Airport Transit

Short stay (less than 90 days)

Please click here to check if you are obliged to hold an airport transit visa.

Check document list for Airport Transit Visa

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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.

Check document list for Tourism

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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.

Please register on our website to book online appointment for submission of your visa application at Swiss Embassy in London.

Check document list for 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.

Check document list for 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.

Check document list for Dependent Permit to join spouse / parent(s) in Switzerland

Family 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.

Check document list for Family visit / Friend visit

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