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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