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Switzerland is located in Europe where it neighbors with Italy, Germany, France, Austria and Liechtenstein. Bern is the capital of Switzerland while Geneva, Basel and Zurich are among the most visited cities in the country.
You can find below the most useful information on different types of visas and detailed visa application processes to visit Switzerland. Do not forget to buy your “Switzerland Flight Ticket” as the first step to get your visa application started.
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Switzerland is not an EU member state even though it takes part in the Schengen area, in which European member states have jointly agreed their common visa rules towards third country nationals. Schengen area refers to the free travel area established by most EU member states in which freedom of movement is granted. You can check online to make sure whether you will need a visa to visit Switzerland.
Different visa types for visits to Switzerland can be broadly categorized on the basis of short term or long term stays. They can be issued as single-entry, double-entry or multiple-entry visas for visits up to 90 days in periods of 180 days. Single-entry visa grants one-time entrance whereas double-entry visa holders may travel twice in designated timeframe and multiple-entry visa allows for consecutive visits to Spain. You can benefit from the online visa system to proceed your applications for tourist, business or visit visas for short term stays.
Schengen visa allows its holder to move freely within the Schengen area for a short period. The Schengen area comprises of 26 European countries, namely the Schengen States, among which border controls are abolished. Therefore, passengers who wish to travel in the Schengen area either for business-related or touristic visits are obliged to obtain Schengen visa for stays up to 90 days within a period of 180 days. The complete list of Schengen States include Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
Switzerland Schengen Visa Types:
Tourist visa application requirements for Switzerland under certain categories are explained below. In general, applicants must submit their applications that includes the requested documents. Applications shall be made to the Diplomatic Missions or authorized visa application centers in applicant’s country of residence. Visa application documents and the procedures may differ depending on the applicant's country of residence and category of visa.
There are specific documents to enclose your application depending on your employment status.
Students or unemployed/retired people who are not in a position to cover their own travel expenses will need to demonstrate support from a sponsor who will borne the full costs. Otherwise, your sponsor who must be a first-grade relative will have to prove the sufficient resources through meeting certain requirements such as filling out the sponsorship form and submitting the requested documents. You can check our website to reach further details.
In addition to above mentioned application documents, general requirements include:
The general requirements for non-Europeans wishing to enter the EU conform to above mentioned procedures. In case of an invitation supporting the document, contact details of the host organisation or private host such as name, address, relation to the guest, purpose and length of visit shall be included to the application.
Citizens of European countries can benefit from visa-free travel opportunities within the borders of the European Union.
You can find below fixed visa fees for various visa categories which is determined as of March 2020. Generally, the visa fees cover the consultation, submission and processing of your application.
|Short-Stay Visa (Adults)||80€|
|Airport Transit Visa||80€|
|Children Between 6-12 Years of Age||40€|
|Children Younger Than 6 Years of Age||Free of Charge|
|Third country nationals who signed the Visa Fee Facilitation Agreement with the EU||35€|
NOTE: This article was prepared in March 2020. Please check up-to-date information published by official sources.
You can indicate your request for a multiple entry visa on the application form which will be evaluated based on the frequency and relevance of your travel to Schengen area. However, you will be asked to prove your specific reasons and provide evidence of your frequent travels.
Yes, your application may be rejected on certain grounds. In that case, you will be notified with the reasons of rejection and deadlines for submission of an appeal.
Generally processing of a visa application by the Consulate takes approximately 15 days. However, it may be prolonged up to 30 days and/or exceptionally 60 days for individual cases whereby a more detailed examination is deemed necessary.
You can usually track your application status online through application platforms of the diplomatic missions or authorized visa processing centers. Make sure to check it online or consult with the authorized organizations.
Your nationality shall not be a prior condition for the issuing of your visa, provided that you will have submitted all the required documents.
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