Switzerland
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Regular $70.00
Rush $99.00
Emergency $159.00
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Student Regular $70.00
Student Rush and Emergency $160.00
Work Visa Service Fees
Work Regular $84.00
Work Rush and Emergency $168.00
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Switzerland Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Email Requirements
A visa is not required for a stay of up to 90 days. Traveler must be in possession of a passport valid for 6 months beyond stay and a round-trip airline ticket.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in Switzerland

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

Switzerland Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Email Requirements
A visa is not required for a stay of up to 90 days. Traveler must be in possession of a passport valid for 6 months beyond stay and a round-trip airline ticket.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in Switzerland

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

Switzerland Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Email Requirements
A visa is not required to transit through this destination. Traveler must be in possession of a passport valid for 6 months beyond stay and an onward airline ticket.
1
Passport Requirements:
Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, and with at least one blank visa page available for stamp(s).
2
Proof Of Departure:
Confirmed onward airline ticket.
3
Other Requirements:
Valid onward destination visas (if applicable).
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in Switzerland

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

Switzerland Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Email Requirements
A student visa is required to enroll in a course of study in Switzerland.
1
Passport Requirements:
Original, signed passport plus two photocopies of passport information pages. Passport must be valid for 6 months beyond stay, with at least one blank visa page available for visa stamp(s). Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for visa stamps. Please note: You may submit photocopies of your passport to begin this process and send the original passport to Travisa at a later date to receive the visa stamp if you need to travel during the long processing time to obtain this visa.
2
Swiss Visa Application Form:
Three properly completed and signed student (type D) visa application forms per applicant, plus one copy. Improperly completed forms may delay the processing of your visa.
3
Photo Requirements:
Four recent 2 x 2 passport type photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/white background.

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
4
Other Requirements:

- Two copies of confirmation/registration letter from the school or university in Switzerland
- Two copies of confirmation of payment of school tuition fees
- A statement containing exact details of income and assets, with official proof and/or bank statements (2 copies each)
- Two copies of previous diplomas and school certificates
- Two copies of a written confirmation that the applicant will leave Switzerland after he/she completes the chosen course study
- Two copies of a resume (biographical data, schools attended, etc.)
- Two copies of a brief essay on the applicant's future plans
5
Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
Swiss Visa Processing Time:
Student visa application information will be forwarded for a decision to the competent cantonal foreign police where you intend to study. The Embassy or Consulate of Switzerland will only be able to issue the visa upon receipt of authorization from Switzerland. Please note that the procedure takes at least 8 to 10 weeks.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in Switzerland

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

Switzerland Visa Application Procedures

  1. Review instructions based on the purpose of journey to Switzerland
  2. Complete, print and sign all visa application forms, including Travisa's Global Service Order Form
  3. Send all of the visa application requirements listed above to Travisa.

    Switzerland Visa Applications can be processed in the following location(s):
Residents of these states:
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas
Exception: residents of Atlanta must appear in person at the Consulate of Switzerland.

Send documents to:
Travisa - Atlanta
3475 Lenox Road, Suite 465
Atlanta, GA 30326
Tel: (404) 465-3575
Residents of these states:
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island and Vermont
Exceptions: the Consulate of Switzerland requires applicants to appear in person if the first 3 digits of their residential zip code are: Connecticut: 064-069 New Jersey: 070-079, 085-089 New York: 090-098, 100-109, 110-119, 124-127 Pennsylvania: 180-191, 193-196, 179

Send documents to:
Travisa - New York
290 5th Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (212) 613-2223
Residents of these states:
Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming
Send documents to:
Travisa - San Francisco
220 Montgomery Street, Suite 991
San Francisco, CA 94104
Tel: (415) 837-0771
Tel: (800) 421-5468
Residents of these states:
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Virginia and West Virginia
Exceptions: the Embassy of Switzerland requires applicants to appear in person if the first 3 digits of their residential zip code are: Virginia: 201, 217, 220-232 West Virginia: 254, 267, 268

Send documents to:
Travisa - Washington, DC
1731 21st. St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tel: (202) 463-6166
Residents of these states:
District of Columbia, Deleware, Kansas and Maryland
Send documents to:

Please contact the nearest embassy or consulate directly.