FAQs - Switzerland
Yes, all Indian nationals require a Visa for visiting Switzerland.
Yes, Switzerland is country under Schengen area.
Your Passport should have a minimum of 6 months validity for successful processing of Switzerland VISA application.
There are 2 types of Visa application:
Type C Visa: This Visa is required for stays of up to 90 days and targets tourism, family and business visits, sports and cultural events participation, and other short duration schooling and education programs. These visa types are valid for all Schengen countries.
Type D Visa: Persons who intend to stay for more than 90 days, need to apply for D type Visa. Type D visas are issued to people who wish to work or study in Switzerland, and is also issued for reasons like family reunification and prolonged medical and health care services.
Yes, travel insurance is required for each and every person visiting Switzerland to cover the value for emergency rescue, emergency medical assistance and repatriation for medical reasons as well as emergency hospital car. This travel insurance is needed for sudden illness or for accident purposes.
Fill the online application form and submit all the required documents for processing of application form.
Apply a minimum of 1-2 months prior to your travel date.
Although your work permit is granted on receipt of application from your employer, still you need to apply for a visa to visit Switzerland with the Swiss representatives abroad.
Yes, Switzerland government requires biometrics (fingerprinting) as a part of the visa application process.
C Visas: C visas allow for a maximum stay of 90 days.
D Visas: This particular visa is for longer stays, i.e. more than 90 days
Photocopies of all required documents need to be submitted to the Embassy. Documents would not be returned after submission.
Note: You need to carry the originals of all the documents during your interview with the Embassy.
A minimum of 6-8 weeks is needed by the Embassy on receipt of application. But the duration may differ due to seasonal application overload and complexity of documents.