Yes - A visa is required for travel to Switzerland

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

A valid passport and missionary (National type D) visa are required for travel to Switzerland. A personal appearance at the Swiss consulate may be necessary. We recommend that you contact the consulate to obtain the most current requirements and make an appointment if necessary.

Navigating the frequently changing visa requirements and application rules involved in applying for an international visa can be a complex process. Our Executive Service team will streamline everything from completing your forms and applications for you to booking your consular appointment. We can even meet you at the consulate to help with any last-minute needs. Talk to our Executive Service team about how we can simplify your visa process by calling 800-632-3943.

Below is a summary of the necessary documents and requirements for obtaining a visa to Switzerland:


Passport Requirements:

Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Switzerland, with at least two blank passport pages available for Swiss visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Switzerland visas.


Switzerland Visa Application Form:

Three Swiss visa application forms (National type D). After placing your order, fill out the application forms included in your Visa Application Kit.


Photo Requirements:

One recent 2 x 2 passport type photograph, in color, front view and with a plain/white background.


Other Forms:

Proof of residential address; a clear copy of applicant driver’s license, utility bill or phone bill. Address on the document must match address on the visa application form.


Special Instructions:

The Church in Switzerland will need to apply for the permit/authorization for each individual prior to application. Once the authorization is granted, the applicant then may apply for the Switzerland visa through the local Switzerland Consulate or Embassy. A copy of the authorization form needs to be submitted with the application.
Every traveler must register with the immigration authority in Switzerland not more than 14 days after arrival, and before starting missionary work.


In Person Appearance:

The Consulate requires applicants to make a personal appearance to apply for this visa. These instructions are provided as a guide to help with this process. We recommend that you contact your nearest Consulate directly to confirm requirements and make an appointment to apply in person.

Register your trip with the US Embassy:

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. Registration notifies the US Embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the State Department travel advisory and warnings program. Feel more secure about your international travels by having Travisa register your trip with the US Department of State; simply complete the form on your visa application kit after placing your order.