Switzerland Visa & Immigration

Visa Types

Purpose of the different visa types:

  • Business Visa
    For people invited for business reasons by a company based in Switzerland.

  • Residence Visa / Family Reunion Visa
    For people wishing to settle in Switzerland together with an employed family member (e.g. spouses and minor children).

  • Student Visa
    For people who intend to study in Switzerland.

  • Tourist Visa
    For people travelling with the purpose of tourism, staying at a hotel or in a rented flat.

  • Transit Visa
    For People transiting through Switzerland without leaving the airport transit zone.

  • Visitor Visa
    For people who wish to visit relatives or friends, staying in their homes.

  • Work Visa
    For people intending to work (even if unpaid) in Switzerland.