Federal Office for Migration

FAQ – Frequently asked questions


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

I have invited someone to Switzerland. Meanwhile, this person has been granted a visa and now requests money, saying I had to send it her, purportedly because the Swiss Embassy had thus advised her. Am I under an obligation to send any money?

Swiss diplomatic missions never advise nor require visa applicants to request money from people in Switzerland. Whoever transmits money to people abroad does so at their own risk and responsibility.



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