A land of many lakes and the high peaks of Alps —Switzerland —landmarked by the Zytglogge clock tower in the capital Bern and Lucerne’s wooden chapel bridge. Known for its ski resorts and hiking trails, this country’s key industries are banking and finance. Also, they are known for the elegant Swiss watches and yummy mouth smacking chocolates. It is bordered by the major countries like; Italy, France, Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein. The Alps, the Swiss plateau and the Jura range divides the country as a landlocked country. Two global cities which are also the economic centres, Zürich and Geneva, are found in the plateau portion.
Switzerland is regarded as one of the most developed countries with the eighth highest per capita gross domestic product. It nearly tops the chart with several national performances, civil liberties, quality of life, economic competitiveness, human development sectors and government transparency.
Its currency is Swiss franc (CHF).
Switzerland is listed as a member state of the Schengen Agreement and the European Union. The country permits the U.S. citizens to enter the country for 90 days, be it a tourist or business purpose without a visa. However, the passport should be valid three months beyond the period of stay. You also need 10,000 € or equivalent with you and a return air ticket.
The Schengen area consists of 26 European countries. They do not have any border controls between them. The countries are Austria, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Finland, France, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Poland, Norway, Malta, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Hungary, Iceland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Sweden, Slovenia, Portugal and Latvia. They have a common short stay visa policy.
You will require a visa to visit the nation of Poland. Your reason for visiting Poland will decide the type of visa you should apply for. There are two types of Polish visas:
This type of visa allows you a stay of 90 days within 180 days. This visa also allows applicants to visit other Schengen states. Also, you will have no restrictions to visit or enter any of the Schengen states. Hence, the Schengen Visa C is issued not just for a single entry but also for double and multiple entries.
This type of visa allows you a stay for more than 90 days within a 180 day period. It is subjected to the approval of the cantonal migration authority office set for the intended place of residence.
For the citizens of certain countries for who are passing by to catch a connecting flight to their final destination.
Allows the foreigner to work in Switzerland.
A visit to Switzerland can be for any reason. Swiss representations can issue a different type of visa depending on the purpose:
You can check the status of your Switzerland visa by going online and ‘tracking the application.’
The documents mentioned above are mandatory, otherwise, the visa will not be issued, and your application will be rejected.
Download the application and fill the form and then you can book an appointment for submission, online. However, you have to submit it in person.
Please do give a genuine reason for visiting Switzerland.
Schedule an appointment at the visa application centre to submit your Short Stay Tourists, Business, Family/ Friend visit.
Choose the right visa category to make the visa application.
On arriving at the visa application centre, you will be given a token at the entrance.
When called to the counter, the documents will be inspected– your photograph and passport will be checked for validity
After that, you will be issued a receipt for the fees and service charge paid as an acknowledgement. Please carry the originals and copies of all documents
You can track the status of your visa online
The passport will be delivered at your address if you pay ₹450/-
The Swiss visa cost varies as per the type of visa applied and the age of the applicant.
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The time required to process Visa Applications is up to 7 to 10 working days however as per the Schengen Codex it can take up to 15 Working Days.
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Your legal guardian’s consent letter with their signature stating that they will bear your responsibilities. Also a copy of their passport or valid address-photo id card.
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