Information for visitors to Switzerland
Foreign nationals require a valid and accepted travel document to enter Switzerland. In addition, a visa is required in certain cases. Furthermore, sufficient funds must be available or procurable by legal means to cover the cost of living during the transit through or the stay in Switzerland. For the formal information, please consult Information sheet for entry to Switzerland by Swiss Federal Office for Migration.
The following list are extracted from the information provided by the Swiss Federal Office for Migration. For precise&up-to-date information, please consult Swiss Federal Office for Migration => Entry .
Visa exemption countries for short stays
Austria Belgium Bulgaria Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Great Britain (UK) Greece Hungary Island Italy Latvia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Monaco Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden
Albania Andorra Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Australia Bahamas Barbados Bosnia and Herzegowina Brazil Brunei Canada Costa Rica Croatia El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Hong Kong Israel Japan Macao Macedonia Malaysia Mauritius Mexico Montenegro New Zealand Nicaragua Northern Mariana Islands Panama Paraguay Saint Kitts and Nevis San Marino Serbia Seychelles Singapore South Korea Taiwan United States of America Uruguay Vatican City Venezuela
Nationals who should apply visa for short stays to enter Switzerland
A Type C visa is required for short-term stays of up to three months.
Once a Swiss representation has considered a Schengen visa application to be admissible, the application will, as a rule, be processed and a decision taken within fifteen days. Under certain circumstances, the period for processing an application may be extended by 30 to 60 days .
ASIA China (People’s Republic of China) (also see Hong Kong und Macao) India Myanmar (Burma) Mongolia Nepal Pakistan Sri Lanka Maledives Indonesia North Korea Philippines Bhutan Bangladesh Vietnam Laos Thailand Cambodia Kuwait Lebanon Syria Oman Yemen Armenia Bahrain Jordan Iran Iraq Saudi Arabia Qatar Palestine United Arab Emirates Afghanistan Azerbaijan Georgia Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Tadjikistan Turkmenistan Usbekistan
EUROPE Ukraine Russia Kosovo Moldova Belarus Turkey
OCEANIA Kiribati Samoa (West) Papua New Guinea Salomon Islands Palau Tonga Nauru Fiji Tuvalu Micronesia (Trust Territory of Pacific Islands) Marshall Islands Timor-Leste Vanuatu (New Hebrides)
MIDDLE/SOUTH AMERICA Dominican Republic Dominica Trinidad and Tobago Cuba Saint Lucia Bolivia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Haiti Colombia Jamaika Peru Chile Grenada Surinam Belize Ecuador
AFRICA Angola Algeria Benin Burundi Botswana Djibouti Burkina Faso Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad Côte d’Ivoire Congo (Democratic Republic) Congo (Brazzaville) Comoros Guyana Eritrea Egypt Equatorial Guinea Ethiopia Ghana Guinea-Bissau Guinea Kenia Nigeria Niger Gambia Namibia Gabon Libya Liberia Lesotho Mali Malawi Madagascar Mauretania Morocco Mozambique Rwanda Sudan Sao Tomé and Principe Sudan Senegal Sierra Leone South Africa South Sudan Sudan Somalia Swaziland Tansania Tunesia Togo Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe