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Switzerland visa types 

There are three Switzerland visa types: 

  1. Schengen Visa - short-stay visa
  2. Transit Visa 
  3. National Visa for - long-stay visa 


Switzerland Schengen Visa

Switzerland is part of the Schengen area. Therefore, you need to obtain a Switzerland Schengen Visa for a short visit (less than 90 days). The purpose of your trip can be tourism, visiting friends and family, a business trip, short-term training, and other short-term purposes, which means that to get a Switzerland tourist visa, you need to apply for a Schengen visa of Switzerland. 

Depending on the type of visa, it can be single, double, or multiple entries. The validity period of a single entry visa covers the period specified in the application form. Also, this visa gives freedom of movement within the Schengen area. Holders of multiple entry Schengen visas can travel freely to all EU countries. 

 

Long Stay Visa Switzerland

Applicants who would like to stay in Switzerland for more than 90 days must apply for a long stay Switzerland visa in your country of residence. The national visa allows the applicant to enter the country as a potential resident and apply for a residence permit within the first three months of your stay. If you would like to get Switzerland Work Visa, you need to apply for long stay visa Switzerland. 

 

Requirements for Switzerland visa

Requirements for a Switzerland visa may change depending on the purpose of your trip and your nationality. However, some documents are needed regardless of the purpose of the visit: 

  • Application form
  • Passport 
  • Passport size photo
  • Proof of financial means 
  • Proof of occupation 
  • Additional documents will be needed depending on the type of your visa. 

 

Switzerland Visa Fees

Switzerland Schengen visa fee is 80 EUR, but you may also need to pay other administrative fees, such as visa application centre fees, courier service fees, etc., depending on the country and location where you submit your documents.

According to the agreements between the European Union and Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine, visa fees for citizens of these countries are reduced to 35 EUR.

Switzerland  National visa fee is 93 USD except for the study visa, which is free of charge. National (long-term) visa fees may vary depending on your nationality or country of submission. 

 

Switzerland Visa Interview Questions

When applying for a visa for Switzerland, you may be asked several questions about the details of your trip and your application form or depending on your nationality and the location of the visa centre/embassy, you may be exempted from it. 

 

How to get a visa for Switzerland?

Those who want to get a Switzerland Visa can apply for a visa through our website’s “Services” section by choosing the country of residence and country of visit. 

        

Do I need a Visa to Switzerland?

As Switzerland is a Schengen country, all citizens of the Schengen Area can freely enter the country without any formalities. Moreover, although Switzerland is not part of the EU, EU countries also can travel without a visa. Other nationalities need to check their eligibility before planning their trip to Switzerland.