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Swiss Visa Types

There are multiple types of Swiss visa permits, which include tourist, work, business, and family visit visa. The permits to enter Switzerland depend on the purpose of visit defined under various categories.
When applying for Switzerland Visa, you need to specify your purpose of visit and choose the category wisely. Tourist visa is perfect for those who are visiting Switzerland explore its beautiful cities and snowclad mountains. Business visa means a conference or signing an important deal. There are transit, work permit and students visa with certain special clauses and declarations needed to be made by the applicant.

Documents Required for Swiss Visa

Common Documents
  • Passport
  • Validity - Six months
  • A photocopy of duly filled visa application form
  • Two color photographs
  • Covering letter from the applicant stating the purpose and duration of the visit
  • Original confirmed return/onward air ticket
  • Proof of hotel reservation
  • Original and photocopy of Income Tax Returns and photocopy of pan card
  • Original and photocopy of Investment documents
Mandatory Tourist Visa Documents
  • All specified documents
  • Old passports and visa
  • Copy of leave letters from employer, school or college
  • Proof of accommodation during entire stay in al Schengen countries
  • Salary slip for last 6 months
  • Income tax returns for last 3 years
  • Travel insurance
  • Retirement proof/company registration proof/school college ID and copy
Mandatory Business Visa Documents
  • All specified documents
  • Business registration proof
  • Taxation proof
  • Copy of the invitation from the company
  • Conference/event registration details

FAQs about Switzerland Visa

Is there any age criterion to apply for Switzerland Tourist visa?
Anyone can apply for a tourist Visa but those who are under 18 will have to show a NOC from their parents.
Do students have a different visa requirement for Switzerland Visa application?
Students who are travelling to Switzerland for exams or study are required to show related documents along with details of the place they’ll be studying or giving their exams. Students need to carry NOC letter from parents, photo identity of parents / guardian, (Pan Card/Passport/Driving License) and student ID card
What is the visa rule for the retired people?
They are needed to show the proof of retirement along with other documents.
Are the visa requirements different for different categories of visa?
Yes, requirements for work, study, business and tourist visa are different. You have to buy Visa as per the agenda of the visit.
What if I don't receive my visa in the given time?
If you don't get your visa within the given time frame, it is suggested to track your visa on thomascook.in or get in touch with the visa experts who can communicate with the said authorities for Switzerland Visa status.
Is biometric data mandatory for the travellers visiting Switzerland?  
All Diplomatic and Consular Schengen Missions in India have introduced Visa Information System (VIS). Applicants applying for a Schengen visa will need to appear in person in order to provide biometric data (fingerprints and photograph). This biometric data will be valid for 5 years and the travellers who have already given their biometric once, will not need to come personally for biometric/submission for next 5 years. Children under age of 12 are exempted from this process.
Do I need to carry forex in Switzerland?  
It is recommended to convert your country’s currency to Euro. Thomas Cook provides excellent currency exchange solutions for traveling worldwide.

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