Do I need a national visa?

My nationality Obligation to hold a visa (yes/no)
Bangladesh  Yes 
Brunei Darussalam   No  
China  Yes 
India  Yes 
Indonesia  Yes 
Malaysia  No 
Myanmar  Yes 
Philippines  Yes 
Papua New Guinea  Yes 
Singapore  No 
Sri Lanka  Yes 
Thailand  Yes 
Vietnam  Yes 

Other nationalities

For other nationalities, please refer to the list on the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM).

SEM – Overview of ID and visa provisions according to the nationality (Annex 1, List 1: nationality)

If you are obliged to hold a visa, please submit your application in duplicate and refer to the information on the webpage:

Where to apply for a national visa?

If you are not obliged to hold a visa, you are allowed to enter Switzerland without visa. However you are obliged to register within 14 days on arrival in Switzerland at the competent cantonal authority of your place of residence.