National visa fees

The Ordinance on fees under the Federal Act on Foreign Nationals (SR 142.209) and the Visa Code stipulate the fees to be collected. The amounts are payable in the currency determined by the Swiss representation.

The fee for the visa is due at the time the application is submitted and is not refundable. If you withdraw the application or it is rejected the fee will not be reimbursed.

The Swiss representation reserves the right to adapt the amounts of the fees at any time in relation with exchange rate fluctuations.

Category Amount in (CAD)           
Adults (from 12 years old) 138.00
Reduced fee  
Children aged from 6 to 11 69.00
Citizens from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, Serbia and Ukraine 54.00
Exempt from fee  
Children under 6 years of age at time of application free
Spouses and children of Swiss and EU/EFTA citizens free
Employees of most International Organizations seated in Switzerland free
Study visas and visas for partners of these applicants free
Other categories according to art 13 of the ordinance on Federal fees under the Foreign National Act (RS 142.209) free

Mode of payment

Application at the counter (if personal appearance necessary):

  • Vancouver: All national visas are issued by post only.
  • Montreal: MasterCard, Visa, Amex, Debit Card, Cash or Money order made out to Consulate General of Switzerland
  • Ottawa: For special diplomatic visas only: Cash

Application by post:

  • Money order made out to Consulate General of Switzerland (Montreal/Vancouver) or Embassy of Switzerland (Ottawa only)

If you have doubts whether you are exempt from the fee, contact the Swiss representation competent for your place of residence by email.