Required documents for a Business visa application for Switzerland

You are going to Switzerland for business purposes and will stay no longer than 90 days. You will have to provide a letter of invitation from a company in Switzerland.

According to your situation, you should apply at the TLScontact center.

List of the required documents

Documents in Thai language must be translated into English or in one of the Swiss national languages by one of the accredited translation offices.


Business Visa Type



Visa application form, original

Duly filled out, dated and signed by the applicant. Filling out the visa application form is possible on the Forms page. The visa application form  must be signed by both parents in case of the minor child.

It is mandatory that the mentioned data information on the Schengen visa application form such as addresses, phone numbers etc. has to be identical with the personal data of the applicant. If this requirement is not fulfilled the visa application will be refused

Two passport-sized pictures 3.5 cm x 4 cm

  1. Color photo on a white background
  2. Format 3.5 cm x 4 cm
  3. Taken from the front; without obstruction
  4. Recent (less than 6 months old)
  5. Ears and eyebrows must appear on the picture

The photo must be a close-up of your head and the top of your shoulders so that your face takes up 70-80% of the photograph.

Passport, original

Valid at least three months after the end of the planned stay in Switzerland or another Schengen Member State

Passport, copy

One photocopy of the passport (personal data page and official entries)

Change Name Certificate

Certificate of any change of name or surname of the applicant with translation

Travel and Health Insurance


• The insurance company must have a seat or branch in a Schengen member state
• Covering the costs of a rescue operation, the return journey for medical reason, medical assistance in an emergency or emergency hospital care in the event of an accident or sudden illness
• Valid in all Schengen Member States, minimum amount EUR 30,000 / THB 1,500,000
• A list of approved Insurance companies in Thailand (see list of approved insurance companies)
Remark: Please make sure that the premium can be refunded, if the visa is not granted

CONFIRMED reservation of the round-trip flight ticket

Remark: Please do not buy the ticket before the visa is issued. The Embassy would not take any responsibility for any costs concerning the changing or invalidity of the ticket.


Work Certificate: Indicating the number of vacation days granted, the position in the company and the monthly salary.


Academic certificate such as an enrolment confirmation of the school or university.

Self Employed:

Business license, organization code or institution legal person certificate (or other similar function certificate) stating the applicant’s name and objectives of the company

Signed invitation letter from the company/organization registered in Switzerland or a Schengen Member State containing the following information: (Invitation letter to be provided during application submission and to be sent directly by e-mail ( or fax to the Embassy.

• Exact description of the nature of the business trip or theoretical education trip
• Full name, date of birth and passport number of the invited person
• The purpose of the visit with detailed program
• Duration of stay (date of entry and departure)
• Indication of who is going to cover the costs of travel, food and accommodation during the visit in Switzerland. If not specified, please provide accommodation booking for the whole stay in Schengen states
• Company must take responsibility for the applicant’s departure from Switzerland or Schengen territory in accordance with the terms stated in the visa.
If the Swiss company does not guarantee accommodation and financial support for the visa applicant, the Thai company (employing the applicant) must provide them, as well as the bank statements of the company.

If Relevant, Participation to an exhibition or Trade fair

Trade Fair Entry Ticket and an invitation stating purpose and duration of the Exhibition or Trade fair
Document related to minor child

Birth certificate, original

Birth certificate, copy

Parental consent for the child to travel abroad, original
  • An official parental consent for the planned travel to abroad must be submitted, in the case that one of the parents or both of them are not going to travel together with the minor children. This document must be issued by Amphoe
  • Or the Declaration of Consent letter signed by the parent/s who is/are not traveling with the minor (sign at TLScontact Visas Center in person)
Administrative Child custody decisions issued by Amphoe, copy

(compulsory in case of)

·  Parents are divorced

·  Parent were not married at the time that the child was born (or Death Certificate in case that one parent has passed away)

Signed authorization letter from the parent/s in case that one or both of the parents is/are not coming during the submission of the visa application.  
Foreign National residing in Thailand

Work permit and/or resident permit & valid exit/re-entry permit in the passport, original


Work permit and/or resident permit & valid exit/re-entry permit in the passport, copy