FAQ – Frequently asked questions


Please note that the general visa and entry procedure is described in detail in our information sheet:

1. General information on entry and visa procedures

Vistor’s visa – period of validity

If you are travelling on a visitor’s visa, you may stay in Switzerland for up to 90 days in any 180-day period. After this, you must leave the Schengen area and reapply.

You do not have a legal right to a visitor’s visa.



2. Special information on Schengen


3. Border-crossing / Travel documents


4. For hosts in Switzerland


5. Travelling in the Schengen area with a Swiss residence permit


6. Questions on granted or refused visas


7. Long-term residency in Switzerland (more than 90 days) / Employment in Switzerland


8. Other questions