Requirements for a Swiss Tourist Visa Application

The following nationals must apply in person for their Swiss Visas Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Burundi, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran , Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, N. Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Travel Document holders, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Surinam, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe

For all other nationalities please see the requirements below

  • Passport and UK visa that meets requirements set by the Embassy of Switzerland in London [Explained]
  • UK visa MUST be valid for at least 3 months upon return from your trip to Switzerland. The Embassy is no longer issuing visas within the last three months of your UK visa even if you have a ticket back to your home country
  • Proof of Fully Paid Travel. [Explained]
  • One full blank page in passport for visa
  • Important Notice - If travelling by CAR/VEHICLE (unless it is a coach tour) we are unable to help with your application

  • Proof of Accommodation in SwitzerlandExplained]
  • Original Bank Statement [Explained]
  • Employment or College Letter [Explained]
  • Last Three Payslips
  • Travel Insurance (valid in Switzerland)*
  • 3 Colour Passport Photographs**
  • Complete and sign the Swiss Visa application form [Download form 1]
  • Complete and sign the "The Schengen Office Case Sheet" and "The Schengen Office Terms and Conditions" [Download form 2]
  • Schengen Office Handling Fee + Embassy Fee [See below]

*Note: If applying for multi-entry visa Annual Travel Insurance is required. Having annual insurance does not guarantee a multi-entry visa however it is a requirement to qualify to apply for a multi-entry visa.
**Note:White background only (cream and light blue backgrounds are not accepted by the Embassy), shoulders must be in the photograph.

For detailed instructions on how to apply for visa through Schengen Office please click here.

Marriage Certificates/Birth Certificates that require translations HAVE TO BE notarised by the Embassy of the persons nationality.

If you are travelling with children under age of 18 please check with us if we can assist before sending your documents

Swiss "Tourist Visa" Fees:

Official Schengen visa fee is: £78.55

Schengen Office fee £65

Total Cost to process the visa through The Schengen Office is currently: £143.55*

*Note: Includes Embassy fee

Important

The above documentation is a summary only. Additional documentation may be requested by the Embassy.

INSUFFICIENT OR INCORRECT DOCUMENTATION MAY RESULT IN DELAYS OR REJECTION OF YOUR VISA APPLICATION. PLEASE READ OUR DISCLAIMER AND THE SCHENGEN OFFICE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.