Required documents for a Tourism visa application for Switzerland

Tourism: Incentive group, procedure for tourist group visa for travelling to Switzerland

Companies organizing incentive groups are authorized by the Embassy to submit visa applications on behalf of the individuals being beneficiaries of an incentive tour. This is a special right, as Schengen regulations stipulate that visa applicants must come in person.

Firstly, you have to register applicant’s personal information on our website. We suggest you to register in group in order to facilitate visa application process. Then, contact our call center (02 696 38 99) to book an appointment for a big group.

All applications must be complete and follow the order indicated on the list of documents from our website. Please do not staple documents.

Prior to the submission of applications, the group representative must read, accept and sign the terms on a notice mentioning the general rules of the process to apply for a visa.

Important: Without any appointment made in advance, the incentive group application will not be accepted by TLScontact

The application as incentive tour does not give any guarantee that visa will be granted. The decision concerning the visa is taken by the Embassy only.

The visa application can be lodged earliest 3 months before the planned departure. The maximum validity for a Schengen visa will not be allowed to exceed 3 months per semester (as from the first entry).

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.


Tourist Incentive Visa Type



General Applications Documents

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

Flight reservation for the group, confirmed by the airline


Hotel bookings for the entire trip confirmed

by each hotel within Schengen area with an applicant’s name list



Itinerary of the planned trip if several countries are visited

Employment and financial proof


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

To be provided by all applicants:  

Proof of sufficient funds

Bank Statement for the last 3 months, original with bank stamp; if the trip is sponsored: sponsoring letter and bank statement of the sponsor for the last 3 months, original with bank stamp

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


Documents from Sponsoring Company and Travel Agency

If Travelling in an organized trip: Certificate or voucher from the Travel Agency / Tour Operator confirming the booking of the organized tour


Introduction letter on company’s letterhead, giving details concerning the trip (route, program, hotels, etc.)

with complete name list of the group in alphabetical order and confirmation that the trip is fully paid has received full payment from all participants

Confirmation letter from the company bearing the costs

with name list of the participants; detailed and certified copy/copies of the bank statement(s) for the last 6 months, stamped by the bank or original bank book