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Switzerland Passport & Visa Requirements

Visa Agencies

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Travel Visa Pro, San Francisco, USA. (866) 378-1722 or www.TravelVisaPro.com

Travel Visa Pro in UK: +44 (0)20 3713 4457 or www.travelvisapro.co.uk.


Entry requirements for Americans

US passport holders require a passport valid for three months beyond period of intended stay, but a visa is not necessary for stays of up to three months. Visitors must hold required documents for return or onward journey.

Entry requirements for UK nationals

UK passport holders require a passport valid for three months beyond period of intended stay, but a visa is not necessary for stays of up to three months if passport is endorsed British Citizen, British Overseas Territories Citizen, British Overseas Citizen, or British National Overseas.

Entry requirements for Canada

Canadian passport holders require a passport valid for three months beyond period of intended stay, but a visa is not necessary for stays of up to three months. Visitors must hold required documents for return or onward journey.

Entry requirements for Australians

Australian passport holders require a passport valid for three months beyond period of intended stay, but a visa is not necessary for stays of up to three months. Visitors must hold required documents for return or onward journey.

Entry requirements for South Africans

South African passport holders require a passport valid for three months beyond period of intended stay, and a Schengen visa. Temporary passports are not accepted. Visitors must hold required documents for return or onward journey.

Entry requirements for New Zealanders

New Zealand nationals require a passport valid for three months beyond period of intended stay, but no visa is necessary for a stay of up to three months. Visitors must hold required documents for return or onward journey.

Entry requirements for Irish nationals

Irish nationals require a valid passport, but no visa is necessary for a stay of up to three months.

Passport/Visa Note

Travellers must have all documents necessary for their next destination and passports must be valid at least three months beyond period of stay if a visa is required. The borderless region known as the Schengen area includes the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and as of December 2008, Switzerland. All these countries issue a standard Schengen visa that has a multiple entry option that allows the holder to travel freely within the borders of all. It is highly recommended that passports have at least six months validity remaining after your intended date of departure from your travel destination. Immigration officials often apply different rules to those stated by travel agents and official sources.

Note: Passport and visa requirements are liable to change at short notice. Travellers are advised to check their entry requirements with their embassy or consulate.

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