FAQ – Frequently asked questions

Entry

Please note that the general visa and entry procedure is described in detail in our information sheet:

  
1. General information on entry and visa procedures

 

  
2. Special information on Schengen

 

  
3. Border-crossing / Travel documents

 

  
4. For hosts in Switzerland

 

  
5. Travelling in the Schengen area with a Swiss residence permit

 

  
6. Questions on granted or refused visas

 

  
7. Long-term residency in Switzerland (more than 90 days) / Employment in Switzerland

I have got married abroad. How can my husband enter Switzerland?

 
Due to a division of powers between the cantons and the Confederation, cantonal migration authorities are responsible for issuing residence permits. Therefore, please address your inquiry directly to the migration authority responsible for your canton of residence. You will find a list of our cantonal migration partners in the link below (list available in German only):
Cantonal immigration and labour market authorities Cantonal immigration and labour market authorities

For more information on Swiss residence permits, please visit:
Residence Residence
Annex 1, List 1: Overview of ID and visa provisions according to nationality  Annex 1, List 1: Overview of ID and visa provisions according to nationality
Annex 1, List 2: ID and visa provisions: particularities regardless of nationality Annex 1, List 2: ID and visa provisions: particularities regardless of nationality (96 Kb, pdf)
Family reunification / (foreign) spouse of a Swiss citizen (6.2), of a foreign national holding an unlimited residence permit (6.3), or a foreign national holding a limited residence permit (6.4) Family reunification / (foreign) spouse of a Swiss citizen (6.2), of a foreign national holding an unlimited residence permit (6.3), or a foreign national holding a limited residence permit (6.4)
     (Information is available in German, French and Italian)

 

 

  
8. Other questions