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Delegates Welcome Service

Servicio Acogida Delegados

 

PLANNING YOUR TRIP

VISA & ENTRY FORMALITIES FOR SWITZERLAND

Time necessary to process a visa application varies from case to case. Therefore, you are strongly advised to submit your request as early as possible (three months before the desired departure date at the latest).

PASSPORT

Please verify the validity of your passport (FDFA, item 3) which:

  • must extend at least three months beyond the intended date of departure from Switzerland,
  • must have been issued within the last 10 years.

INVITATION LETTER

Please verify the content of the invitation letter (FDFA, item 4) and have with you all the information regarding the venue and access conditions to the conference that you will be attending.
Consult the checklist for inviting participants to meetings in Switzerland at the invitation of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) 

TRAVEL INSURANCE (health/accident)

Short-term visa applicants must prove that they have medical insurance with a coverage of up to EUR 30,000 for costs arising during their stay in the Schengen Area (FDFA, item 4). A medical certificate must be attached to your visa application.

There are no vaccinations required to visit Switzerland.

CUSTOMS FORMALITIES

The importation of some products is not allowed into Switzerland. Check the recommendations of the Federal Customs Administration.