Visa Required:
Visa Application Fee:
Euros 60 in local currency.
Free for: Minors under the age of 6 years, School pupils, students and accompanying teachers on study or educational trips, Researchers, Spouse and children of EU nationals.
Documents Required:
Application Form
Completed and signed application form with 2 recent passport size photos.
Need to be valid for more than 3 months beyond the validity of the requested visa, with 1 blank page to affix the visa sticker.
Hotel reservation or package tour confirmation by travel agent.
A confirmed airline or rail ticket or e-ticket.
Financial Means
Proof of sufficient funds during the stay.
Minimum of GBP 30, or equivalent in local currency, per day per person to be shown.
3 months recent bank statements/last pay slip.
Cash and credit card statements are not acceptable proof.
Status Proof
Recent letter of employment or recent student enrolment confirmation on a original letterhead.
Travel Insurance
Proof of health insurance (travel insurance) with a minimum medical coverage EUR 30,000 to cover the whole period of the visa. The document should include the following information: name of the applicant, duration of the insurance and cover details. A policy number only is not sufficient.
Letter of Invitation
Required only if the applicant has been invited by a private person or visiting friends and family. An invitation and copy from the host in Switzerland and copy of the residence
permit (if the host is not Swiss) sent or faxed directly to the Embassy or a formal obligation (Verpflichtungserklärung) from the host in Switzerland.
Self addressed mail
Prepaid and self-addressed registered delivery envelope.
General Visa Information
Applications can be made up to 90 days prior to the date of travel however Swiss Embassy recommends to apply at least 3 weeks prior to the date of travel to accommodate any unforeseen processing delays.
Visas are granted for a maximum of 90 days at a time.
Switzerland has joined the Schengen visa scheme on 12th December 2008.
Switzerland Embassy Information:
Delhi, India
Switzerland Embassy
Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi - 110 021 (P.O. Box 392)
Phone: 0112687 8372, 01126878534 (Trade), 01126878537 (Visa) | Fax: 01126873093, 01126870652 (Visa)
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 08:30-11:30
Washington D.C., USA
Switzerland Embassy
2900 Cathedral Ave. NW, Washington DC 20008
Phone: (202) 745-7940
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 AM to 5 PM
London, UK
Switzerland Embassy
16-18 Montagu Place, London W1H 2BQ
Phone: 02076166000 | Fax: 02077247001
Opening Hours: 9am to 12pm - By Appointment Only.
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