Do You Need Visa to Visit Liechtenstein?

Do You Need Visa to Visit Liechtenstein? Check It Out!

Visa Types

Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Liechtenstein

Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Liechtenstein

There are three different types of visas to Liechtenstein:

  1. Schengen Visa - Short Stay Visa
  2. Airport Transit Visa
  3. National Visa – Long Stay Visa

As Liechtenstein belongs to the list of Schengen countries, you should apply for a Liechtenstein Schengen visa to make your temporary trip. Reasons to apply for this type of visa can be tourism, visiting family or friends, business trips, medical examination or treatment, short-term education, exchange programs, and many other non-permanent nuances.

If you want to study in Liechtenstein for more than 90 days (such as bachelor's, master's, doctoral, etc.) or work permanently in an institution located here, you can also apply for a Liechtenstein national visa, if you have official invitations or letters of acceptance from those educational and business institutions.

In most countries, Liechtenstein visa applications are accepted by Germany or Switzerland embassies/consulates where there are not any Liechtenstein diplomatic missions. Check it with official missions before you apply for a visa.

Liechtenstein Schengen Visa

The Schengen visa entitles the holder to visits of up to 90 days every 6 months in the entire Schengen area.

 

Which Countries are in the Schengen Area?

The Schengen area is an area comprised of 26 European states that have abolished passport control at their shared borders and have adopted a common visa policy.

 

List of Schengen Countries:

Austria

Liechtenstein

Belgium

Lithuania

Czech Republic

Luxembourg

Denmark

Malta

Estonia

The Netherlands

Finland

Norway

France

Poland

Germany

Portugal

Greece

Slovakia

Hungary

Slovenia

Iceland

Spain

Italy

Sweden

Latvia

Switzerland

 

If your citizenship country does not have a visa exemption agreement with Liechtenstein and you want to come to Liechtenstein for a short stay, for a business trip, holiday, family, or friends visit, you will be required to apply for a Schengen visa beforehand. This short-stay visa is valid only for up to 90 days stay within a 180-day period in Liechtenstein and all other Schengen area member states. The start date of the 180-day period is the day you enter Liechtenstein or another Schengen country.

The main purposes of the visit for a Schengen visa are tourism, business, family visit, participating in cultural (scientific, sporting) events, study (up to 90 days), work (up to 90 days).

 


 

Liechtenstein Tourist Visa

If you intend to visit Liechtenstein with the purpose of tourism for a period shorter than 90 days, depending on your nationality, you might be required to obtain a Liechtenstein Tourist visa first.

The Liechtenstein Tourist visa permits you to stay in Liechtenstein and realize your tourist activities for a maximum period of 90 days at most per 180 days.

 

Required Documents for Liechtenstein Tourist Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English or German and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your departure from Liechtenstein.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least two free “visa pages.”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.

4. ID Card Copy

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your departure from Liechtenstein.

5. Residence Permit/Visa Copy (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your departure from Liechtenstein.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • Copies of previous Schengen visa
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of at least the last 6 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.

10. Overseas Medical Insurance

  • Valid for the entire duration of the requested visa and for all Schengen countries.
  • Minimum coverage 30,000 € and repatriation. (Medical insurances of credit cards are not accepted)
  • Conditions must be stated either on the insurance document or in a separate confirmation letter.

11. Cover Letter

  • The cover letter should include the main details about yourself, your trip, travel plans, and any additional situation you need to clarify.

12. For Minors:

  • Copy and German or English translation of either birth certificate/proof of adoption/custody decree if parents are divorced/death certificate of parent
  • “Letter of consent” from parents, including passport copies of both parents/legal guardian

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Liechtenstein Tourist Visa

The average processing time for a Liechtenstein Tourist visa is 5-30 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Liechtenstein Tourist Visa Fee

Since 02 February 2020, the fee for Schengen visas has been 80 EUR, to be paid upon submission of the application. Additionally, you may also need to pay other Administrative fees such as the Visa Application center fee, courier service fee, etc., depending on the country and location of your documents' submission.

 

Reduced Visa Fees for Certain Nationalities

According to the agreement signed between The EU and Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine, visa fee reduced to 35 EUR for the citizens of these countries.

Visa fees are waived by all Schengen states for the following categories of persons, regardless of their nationality:

  • Children under six years
  • School pupils, undergraduates, postgraduates, and accompanying teaching staff who undertake trips for study or training
  • Representatives of non-profit organizations aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organized by non-profit organizations
  • Researchers from third countries traveling within the European Community to carry out scientific research as defined in Recommendation 2005/761/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 September 2005
  • For the “replacement” of an old, valid visa in a “full” travel document (one that has no empty pages) with a new visa valid for the same period in the applicant’s new travel document
  • For the spouses, same-sex partners in a civil union, and minor single children of Liechtenstein citizens.
  • Parents of minor Liechtenstein citizens
  • Family members of EU/EEA nationals

 

Where to Apply for Liechtenstein Tourist Visa?

You will apply for a Liechtenstein Tourist visa in Liechtenstein visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Liechtenstein Business/Congress/Trade Fair Visit Visa

A Liechtenstein Business visa gives you the authorization to enter Liechtenstein and stay here for a maximum period of up to 90 days within six months, as permitted. It permits its holder to engage in business-related activities such as attending meetings or conferences, conducting or attending the training, conducting internal audits, installing equipment, or performing other temporary services for a client, local affiliate, or branch office.

Under the Business visa category, other following cases would be applicable:

  • Business matters/meetings/ negotiation/trainings
  • Conference/Congress/Exhibition
  • Scientific/Research events
  • Journalists
  • Official delegations

 

Required Documents for Liechtenstein Business Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English or German and signed and dated by the applicant 

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your departure from Liechtenstein.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least two free “visa pages.”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your departure from Liechtenstein.

5. Residence Permit/Visa Copy (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your departure from Liechtenstein.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • Copies of previous Schengen visa
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary

  • Flight reservation
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of at least the last 6 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.

10. Overseas Medical Insurance

  • Valid for the entire duration of the requested visa and all Schengen countries.
  • Minimum coverage 30,000 € and repatriation. (Medical insurances of credit cards are not accepted)
  • Conditions must be stated either on the insurance document or in a separate confirmation letter.

11. Cover Letter

  • The cover letter should include the main details about yourself, your business trip, employment, travel plans, and any additional situation that you need to clarify.

12. Documents Reflecting the Nature of the Business Trip and the Existence of Business Relations

  • Invitation letter from company/authority in Liechtenstein with full address, stating the purpose and duration of the business trip and/or
  • Information on event/congress/trade fair being visited in Liechtenstein with details of organizer/host, with full address in Liechtenstein, duration of the event, and reason to participate (e.g., visitor ticket for trade fair).
    • If applicable, including information about who covers the expenses of the business trip to Liechtenstein
  • Only applicable if fair exhibitor: Information on trade fair by submitting exhibitor ticket/exhibitor invoice/confirmation letter reflecting status as trade fair exhibitor.
  • Information reflecting the existence of trade relations or relations for work purposes stating details of Parties.
  • Copy proof of registration of your company

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Liechtenstein Business Visa

The average processing time for a Liechtenstein Business visa is 5-30 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Liechtenstein Business Visa Fee

Since 02 February 2020, the fee for Schengen visas has been 80 EUR, to be paid upon submission of the application. Additionally, you may also need to pay other Administrative fees such as the Visa Application center fee, courier service fee, etc., depending on the country and location of your documents' submission.

 

Reduced Visa Fees for Certain Nationalities

According to the agreement signed between The EU and Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine, visa fee reduced to 35 EUR for the citizens of these countries.

Visa fees are waived by all Schengen states for the following categories of persons, regardless of their nationality:

  • Children under six years
  • School pupils, undergraduates, postgraduates, and accompanying teaching staff who undertake trips for study or training
  • Representatives of non-profit organizations aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organized by non-profit organizations
  • Researchers from third countries traveling within the European Community to carry out scientific research as defined in Recommendation 2005/761/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 September 2005
  • For the “replacement” of an old, valid visa in a “full” travel document (one that has no empty pages) with a new visa valid for the same period in the applicant’s new travel document
  • For the spouses, same-sex partners in a civil union, and minor single children of Liechtenstein citizens.
  • Parents of minor Liechtenstein citizens
  • Family members of EU/EEA nationals

 

Where to Apply for Liechtenstein Business Visa?

You will apply for a Liechtenstein Business visa in Liechtenstein visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Liechtenstein Cultural, Scientific, Sports Events Visa

The Liechtenstein Cultural/Scientific/Sports Visa enables you to enter Liechtenstein for cultural, scientific, or sports purposes, such as attending cultural events.

 

Required Documents for Liechtenstein Cultural Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English or German and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your departure from Liechtenstein.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least two free “visa pages.”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your departure from Liechtenstein.

5. Residence Permit/Visa Copy (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your departure from Liechtenstein.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • Copies of previous Schengen visa
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of at least the last 6 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.

10. Overseas Medical Insurance

  • Valid for the entire duration of the requested visa and for all Schengen countries.
  • Minimum coverage 30,000 € and repatriation. (Medical insurances of credit cards are not accepted)
  • Conditions must be stated either on the insurance document or a separate confirmation letter

11. Documents Reflecting the Nature/Purpose of the Journey and Stay of Artist/Member of Cultural/Sports Association in Liechtenstein: Artist/Athlete Member of Cultural/Sports Association in Your Country Travels to a Cultural/Sports Event Organized in Cooperation with a Liechtenstein Cultural/Sports Association

  • Letter of Local Cultural Association / Sports Association stating timeframe and schedule of cultural event/sports camp with details of organizer/host with full address in Liechtenstein, as well as the purpose of cultural camp/event and information who covers costs (accommodation, travel expenses).
  • If the applicant is under the age of 18, signed “letter of no objection” of school/university confirming participation in cultural / sports event.
  • Letter of Local Liechtenstein Cultural / Sports Association with full address, stating partner of cooperation, timeframe, and schedule of camp/event

11. Cover Letter

  • The cover letter should include the main details about yourself, your trip, organization, travel plans, and any additional situation that you need to clarify.

12. For Minors:

  • Copy and German or English translation of either birth certificate/proof of adoption/custody decree if parents are divorced/death certificate of parent
  • “Letter of consent” from parents, including passport copies of both parents/legal guardian

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Liechtenstein Cultural Visa

The average processing time for a Liechtenstein Cultural visa is 5-30 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Liechtenstein Schengen Visa Fee

Since 02 February 2020, the fee for Schengen visas has been 80 EUR, to be paid upon submission of the application. Additionally, you may also need to pay other Administrative fees such as the Visa Application center fee, courier service fee, etc., depending on the country and location of your documents' submission.

 

Reduced Visa Fees for Certain Nationalities

According to the agreement signed between The EU and Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine, visa fee reduced to 35 EUR for the citizens of these countries.

Visa fees are waived by all Schengen states for the following categories of persons, regardless of their nationality:

  • Children under six years
  • School pupils, undergraduates, postgraduates, and accompanying teaching staff who undertake trips for study or training
  • Representatives of non-profit organizations aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organized by non-profit organizations
  • Researchers from third countries traveling within the European Community for the purpose of carrying out scientific research as defined in Recommendation 2005/761/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 September 2005
  • For the “replacement” of an old, valid visa in a “full” travel document (one that has no empty pages) with a new visa valid for the same period in the applicant’s new travel document
  • For the spouses, same-sex partners in a civil union, and minor single children of Liechtenstein citizens
  • Parents of minor Liechtenstein citizens
  • Family members of EU/EEA nationals
 
Where to Apply for Liechtenstein Cultural Visa?

You will apply for a Liechtenstein Cultural visa in Liechtenstein visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Liechtenstein Visiting Family and Friends Visa

A short stay family/friend visit visa allows you to travel to Liechtenstein to visit family or friends for up to a maximum of 90 days within 180 days.

 

Required Documents for Liechtenstein Family Visit Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English or German and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your departure from Liechtenstein.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least two free “visa pages.”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your departure from Liechtenstein.

5. Residence Permit/Visa Copy (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your departure from Liechtenstein.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • Copies of previous Schengen visa
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservation
  • Valid (existing) hotel/accommodation booking/reservation with the full address (name, street, city, zip code, contact information, booking ref.)

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of at least the last 6 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.

    In case of sponsorship:

  • The bank account of the sponsor for the last year
  • Sponsorship letter
  • Work contract and salary slips of the last three months of the sponsor (if working)

10. Overseas Medical Insurance

  • Valid for the entire duration of the requested visa and for all Schengen countries.
  • Minimum coverage 30,000 € and repatriation. (Medical insurances of credit cards are not accepted)
  • Conditions must be stated either on the insurance document or a separate confirmation letter

11. Proof of Visit / Accommodation:

  • Letter of invitation
    • It must be official. A scanned version is accepted at the time of application, but it is advisable to send the original by mail as the original will be required at the border.
  • Documents proving kinship (if any)
  • A document confirming the status of the inviting person in the Schengen area
  • If the invitee stays at the inviting person’s home, documents about the house (contract, payment for utilities, etc.)

11. Cover Letter

  • The cover letter should include the main details about yourself, your trip, family members/friends in Liechtenstein, travel plans, and any additional situation you need to clarify.

12. For Minors:

  • Copy and German or English translation of either birth certificate/proof of adoption/custody decree if parents are divorced/death certificate of parent
  • “Letter of consent” from parents, including passport copies of both parents/legal guardian

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Liechtenstein Family Visit Visa

The average processing time for a Liechtenstein Family Visit visa is 5-30 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Liechtenstein Schengen Visa Fee

Since 02 February 2020, the fee for Schengen visas has been 80 EUR, to be paid upon submission of the application. Additionally, you may also need to pay other Administrative fees such as the Visa Application center fee, courier service fee, etc., depending on the country and location of your documents' submission.

 

Reduced Visa Fees for Certain Nationalities

According to the agreement signed between The EU and Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, and Ukraine, visa fee reduced to 35 EUR for the citizens of these countries.

Visa fees are waived by all Schengen states for the following categories of persons, regardless of their nationality:

  • Children under six years
  • School pupils, undergraduates, postgraduates, and accompanying teaching staff who undertake trips for study or training
  • Representatives of non-profit organizations aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organized by non-profit organizations
  • Researchers from third countries traveling within the European Community to carry out scientific research as defined in Recommendation 2005/761/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 September 2005
  • For the “replacement” of an old, valid visa in a “full” travel document (one that has no empty pages) with a new visa valid for the same period in the applicant’s new travel document
  • For the spouses, same-sex partners in a civil union, and minor single children of Liechtenstein citizens.
  • Parents of minor Liechtenstein citizens
  • Family members of EU/EEA nationals

 

Where to Apply for Liechtenstein Family Visit Visa?

You will apply for a Liechtenstein Family Visit visa in Liechtenstein visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

Liechtenstein Transit Visa

Liechtenstein Transit Visa

What is an Airport Transit Visa?

A transit visa allows visa holders to stay in the international transit area of a Liechtenstein airport, without access to the national territory, during stopovers or flight connections. Entry clearance requirements depend on the citizenship and resident status of the applicant (sometimes in a third country). You must confirm with your travel agent or airline whether your flight is scheduled via another airport. If you leave the airport’s international transit area (for instance, if you change the terminal), you will have to apply for a Schengen Visa – Category C.

You do not need a Transit visa - if during a stopover at Liechtenstein airports, you do not leave the International Airport Area and if the final destination is a non-Schengen member State.

However, if for some reason you need to enter the Schengen area during your stopover (for example, to change terminals or if your final destination is one of the Schengen countries), you may require to apply for a Schengen visa – Category C, therefore please plan for this accordingly. You must apply for a Liechtenstein transit or tourist visa well before you travel!

 

Required Documents for Liechtenstein Transit Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English or German and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your departure from Liechtenstein.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least two free “visa pages.”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your departure from Liechtenstein.

5. Residence Permit/Visa Copy (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your departure from Liechtenstein.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • Copies of previous Schengen visa
  • Copy of visa for the final destination (if any)

7. Travel Itinerary 

  • Flight reservations for the entire trip

8. Letter from Local Employer/Sponsor (Proof of Occupation)

  • The letter must include:
    • Name, postal address, and telephone number of sponsor/company
    • Details regarding the applicant’s working position, starting date of the employment, and salary
    • The timeframe of work leave (expected date to resume duties) and purpose of travel
  • Valid trade license copy and company ownership documents (if a person is an owner of the company).
  • Letter from University (if student)
  • Copy of sponsor’s valid passport and residence visa (if any) to be attached to letter from sponsor (if an applicant is a dependent)

9. Proof of Financial Means

  • Personal bank statements of at least the last 6 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.

10. Overseas Medical Insurance

  • Valid for the entire duration of the requested visa and for all Schengen countries.
  • Minimum coverage 30,000 € and repatriation. (Medical insurances of credit cards are not accepted)
  • Conditions must be stated either on the insurance document or in a separate confirmation letter.

11. For Minors:

  • Copy and German or English translation of either birth certificate/proof of adoption/custody decree if parents are divorced/death certificate of parent
  • “Letter of consent” from parents, including passport copies of both parents/legal guardian

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Liechtenstein Transit Visa

The average processing time for a Liechtenstein Transit visa is 5-30 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Liechtenstein Transit Visa Fee

Since 02 February 2020, the fee for Schengen visas has been 80 EUR, to be paid upon submission of the application. Additionally, you may also need to pay other Administrative fees such as the Visa Application center fee, courier service fee, etc., depending on the country and location of your documents' submission.

 

Where to Apply for Liechtenstein Transit Visa?

You will apply for a Liechtenstein Transit visa in Liechtenstein visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

Liechtenstein National Visa

Even if your country is exempt from visa requirements if you intend to stay longer than 90 days you will need to apply for a long-stay visa from your home country before coming to Liechtenstein.

The national visa grants entry to Liechtenstein on the basis that you will be applying for a residence permit. It enables you to enter Liechtenstein as a potential resident and stay while you apply for residency. You will need to convert your visa into a residence permit within three months of arriving in Liechtenstein.

In some cases, you can directly apply for a residence permit from your country. You can check this information with Liechtenstein diplomatic missions in your country.

 


 

Liechtenstein Employment (National) Visa

This visa is designed for applicants wishing to take up employment in Liechtenstein.

 

Required Documents for Liechtenstein Employment (National) Visa

 

1. Application Form 

  • Fully completed in English or German and signed and dated by the applicant 

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your arrival to Liechtenstein.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least two free “visa pages.”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.

4. ID Card Copy

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your arrival to Liechtenstein.

5. Residence Permit/Visa Copy (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your arrival to Liechtenstein.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • Copies of previous Schengen visa/ Liechtenstein resident permit

7. Proof of Employment in Liechtenstein

      a) Employment contract or Contract/binding job offer

  • Containing the terms and conditions of employment with details of gross annual salary

      b) Deputation Order

  • Confirming the deputation, including the basic information and reason for deputation

8. Proof of Qualification

  • All University degrees required and vocational Training certificate.

9. Curriculum Vitae (CV) of Professional Career, Specifying the Certificates, Diplomas, and Qualifications You Have Obtained

10. Proof of Accommodation

  • Accommodation (if not indicated in the invitation or contract) - Confirmed accommodation (hotel, hostel, apartment) reservation mentioning applicant’s name, dates, and accommodation address details.

11. Police Record

  • A document that is no older than six months shows that you have committed no criminal activity in the last 5 years.

12. Proof of Financial Means (in case of a company is not sponsoring for travel)

  • Personal bank statements of at least the last 6 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.

13. Medical Insurance

  • You must purchase health insurance arranged with an insurance company authorized to operate in Liechtenstein with a validity of one year. Travel insurance is not accepted.

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Liechtenstein Employment (National) Visa

The average processing time for a Liechtenstein Employment (National) visa is 10-60 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Liechtenstein Employment (National) Visa Fee

Liechtenstein Employment (National) visa fee is 50-100 EUR (it may vary depending on your nationality and country of residence).

 

Where to Apply for Liechtenstein Employment (National) Visa?

You will apply for a Liechtenstein Employment (National) visa in Liechtenstein visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Liechtenstein Study (National) Visa

This visa is intended to permit foreign nationals to obtain a long-term visa, allowing them to stay in Liechtenstein for a longer period. This visa applies to those who are admitted to the state college or state university in Liechtenstein.

 

Required Documents for Liechtenstein Study (National) Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Fully completed in English or German and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your arrival to Liechtenstein.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least two free “visa pages”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.

4. ID Card

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your arrival to Liechtenstein.

5. Residence Permit/Visa Copy (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your arrival to Liechtenstein.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • Copies of previous Schengen visa/ Liechtenstein resident permit

7. Details from Your University in Liechtenstein:

        a) Confirmed University Admission

  • Admission letter issued by an educational institution (school/college/university) accredited in Liechtenstein
    • Must state language of instruction
    • Must contain the start and end dates of the course

        b) Confirmed Language Course with Conditional University Admission

  • Receipt/confirmation of language course payment for a minimum of 3 months
  • Proof of conditional university admission or letter of “uni-assist” or confirmation of admission as an applicant or detailed communication with the University for a concrete subject of study

8. Knowledge of Language, for cases of Confirmed University Admission and Confirmed Admission to a Preparation Course for University

  • Proof of language proficiency in English (TOEFL/IELTS), if the course is taught in English
  • Proof of language proficiency in German, by a recognized institute, if the course is taught (partially) in German.

9. Proof of Accommodation in Liechtenstein

  • This could be a rent or dorm agreement or letter issued by the academic institution indicating details of the accommodation. In the case of accommodation in a private residence, you must present a letter from the owners in the one that expresses their agreement.

10. Proof of Economic Solvency

  • Bank statements for the last three months
  • The scholarship award (if any)
  • Documents that prove the studies have been paid by you or are covered by the body with which the activity will be carried out
  • In case your parents pay the expenses, a notarized document must be presented, signed by them, stating their commitment to cover the expenses. You should also submit a copy of your parents’ banking history of the last three months, a photocopy of their passports, and your birth certificate.

11. Medical Insurance

  • You must purchase health insurance arranged with an insurance company authorized to operate in Liechtenstein with a validity of one year. Travel insurance is not accepted.

12. A Certificate of Criminal Record

  • Issued in the country where you have resided in the last five years. This document too, must not be older than 90 days, must be duly apostilled, with translation into German.

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Liechtenstein Study (National) Visa

The average processing time for a Liechtenstein Study (National) visa is 10-60 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Liechtenstein Study (National) Visa Fee

When you submit your application for a Liechtenstein Study (National) Visa, you will also need to pay a certain fee. Liechtenstein Study (National) visa fee is 50-100 EUR (it may vary depending on your nationality and country of residence).

 

Where to Apply for Liechtenstein Study (National) Visa?

You will apply for a Liechtenstein Study (National) visa in Liechtenstein visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Liechtenstein Family Reunion Visa

This visa is intended to permit foreign nationals to obtain a long-term visa, allowing them to stay in Liechtenstein for a longer period. This visa applies to family members of Liechtenstein nationals and wishing to obtain a permit for long-term residence in Liechtenstein.

Required Documents for Liechtenstein Family Reunion Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Fully completed in English or German and signed and dated by the applicant himself (signed by both parents in case of minors below the age of 18)

2. Passport

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your arrival to Liechtenstein.
  • Signed by bearer
  • Passport not older than 10 years (issued in the last 10 years)
  • At least two free “visa pages.”
  • Undamaged pictures securely affixed with/to passport

3. Two Photos

  • NEW! Should not be older than 6 months.
  • A frontal view of the face-covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the photo.
  • A uniform and white background.
  • Clear facial features and eyes – not covered by hair or glasses frame.

4. ID Card Copy

  • Validity minimum of three months beyond the date of your arrival to Liechtenstein.

5. Residence Permit/Visa Copy (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • Validity minimum of six months beyond the date of your departure from Liechtenstein.

6. Photocopies

  • Copy of the main page of your passport
  • Copies of previous Schengen visa/ Liechtenstein resident permit

7. Details of Spouse

  • Passport copy
  • For spouses of foreign nationals have to submit a copy of their partner's residence permit for Liechtenstein.
  • Certificate of residence of the spouse living in Liechtenstein, not older than 6 months

8. Marriage Certificate

       a) Liechtenstein Marriage Certificate:

  • Liechtenstein certificate of marriage or extract from the Family Register, along with certified copies.

       b) Foreign Marriage Certificate:

  • Foreign documents or certificates are often only recognized by the authorities of a state if their authenticity and evidentiary value have been determined by a special procedure.

9. Divorce Decree of Previous Marriages or Death Certificate of Former Spouse (if the applicant has been previously married)

  • Foreign documents or certificates are often only recognized by the authorities of a state if their authenticity and evidentiary value has been determined by a special procedure

10. Proof of Accommodation in Liechtenstein

  • Copy of lease certificate of an apartment in Liechtenstein or title deed of the owned property if the partner is already residing in Liechtenstein.

11. Proof of Sufficient Means of Substance

  • Copy of employment certificate of the foreign spouse who intends to live in Liechtenstein
  • Salary slips from the past three months if the partner is living in Liechtenstein (in case of sponsorship)
  • Personal bank statements of at least the last 6 months before application, personal property, assets, etc.

12. Health Insurance will Only Be Requested Where Applicable

  • Proof of health insurance for the stay in Liechtenstein.
  • Offer letter from a Liechtenstein Health Insurance company, stating the expected month fees.

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Liechtenstein Family Reunion Visa

The average processing time for a Liechtenstein Family Reunion National visa is 10-60 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Liechtenstein Family Reunion Visa Fee

When you submit your application for a Liechtenstein Family Reunion National Visa, you will also need to pay a certain fee. The fee is required in order to cover the expenses for the processing of your application. Liechtenstein Family Reunion visa fee is 50-100 EUR (it may vary depending on your nationality and country of residence).

 

Where to Apply for Liechtenstein Family Reunion Visa?

You will apply for a Liechtenstein Family Reunion visa in Liechtenstein visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

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FAQ

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Can I travel within the Schengen countries with a single-entry visa?

Yes. Once you have entered the Schengen territory, a single-entry visa allows the holder to circulate within the Schengen territory multiple times. However, if the holder of this visa leaves the Schengen territory, he/she cannot re-enter again without a new valid visa.

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I am from a country whose citizens do not need a visa to enter the Schengen area. Can I experience any problems at the border, while entering Liechtenstein?

You must meet certain requirements to enter Liechtenstein, even if you are not required a visa:

  • The purpose of your trip to Liechtenstein must be plausible and comprehensible.
  • Your passport should be valid for at least 6 months beyond your stay in Liechtenstein.
  • You must be able to finance your own living and travel costs.
  • You must hold a confirmed return flight, to prove that you are prepared to leave Liechtenstein before the visa expires.
  • You must have travel health insurance for the whole duration of your stay in Liechtenstein.
  • You must not pose a threat to security or public order.
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How long am I allowed to stay in Liechtenstein with 1, 3, 5 years valid multiple-entry Schengen visa?

This visa gives permission to its holder to enter the Schengen Area (all 26 member States) as many times as they wish, within a period of 1, 3, 5 years. However, even in this case, the visa holder is limited to remaining in the Schengen Area no longer than 90 days within a 180-day period.

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How long is my Liechtenstein visa valid for?

  • Schengen visas are valid for a maximum of 90 days (within 180 days) from your arrival date. The Schengen visa is not valid before the arrival date you provide on your visa application.
  • An airport transit visa is valid for the period it takes you to transfer between flights in a Liechtenstein airport.
  • National visas are usually issued for over three months but can be valid up to 12 months, depending on your reason for requesting a visa. The national visa will cover you while your residence permit application is processed.
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What happens if my Liechtenstein visa application is rejected?

If your Liechtenstein visa application is rejected, you will be notified by your mission that your application has been unsuccessful. You will be informed of the grounds on which it was rejected and have one month to appeal the decision by writing to the Liechtenstein mission. Your application will then be reconsidered. You can also apply for a visa again if your circumstances have changed.

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Can I submit my visa application through mail, a courier, or through another person?

All applicants must appear in person in the Embassy/Consulate or Visa Application Center for the submission of the documents since the identity needs to be verified and biometric data must be collected. Please contact local Liechtenstein representatives for more precise information.

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Will my fees be refunded if my visa is refused?

All fees are non-refundable and will not be refunded if your visa application is not successful.

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Can I study in Liechtenstein with a Schengen Visa?

Yes. You can study in Liechtenstein with a Schengen Visa, if your education program is less than 90 days, you do not need a national visa.

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Can I work in Liechtenstein with a Schengen Visa?

No, you generally cannot work in Liechtenstein with a Schengen Visa. If you come to Liechtenstein as a temporary foreign worker, you need to apply for a national visa in advance.

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Can I extend the validity of my Liechtenstein visa?

It is possible to extend the validity of visas only in exceptional cases, such as a natural disaster. This must be done at the Foreigners’ Office covering your area of residence.

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Can a Schengen visa be extended or transferred to a residence permit?

A Schengen visa is issued for a maximum period of stay of three months and cannot be extended. The visa must be applied for, by the traveler personally, at the Liechtenstein Foreign Mission abroad, which is responsible for the place of residence and cannot be extended in Liechtenstein, nor converted into a residence permit.

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