Federal Office for Migration

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

Obtaining a visa during travel abroad

  
In general, you have to apply for a visa at the Swiss Embassy responsible for your place of residence, at least two months in advance.

If you cannot do this, please contact the next Swiss Embassy:
Swiss representations Swiss representations

 

 

  
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

 

  
8. Other questions