Authorized Visa

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Starting March 19, 2020, Switzerland temporarily stopped accepting visa applications and issuing Schengen and national visas.

The visa services will resume and/or have resumed as follows:

Beginning May 11, 2020:

  • National type D visas for family reunification for family members of Swiss, EU and EFTA citizens
  • Work visas

Beginning June 8, 2020:

  • National type D visas for studies (over 90 days) and family reunification for family members of all nationalities

No Schengen visa applications type C are accepted for short-term stays of up to 90 days in the Schengen area for tourism, business or visit. It is at the moment unfortunately unclear when the situation will allow the issuance of Schengen visas again. As soon as the acceptance of visa applications is possible, it will be published on this website.

For further information please visit: SEM

Visa for which an authorization has been given directly in Switzerland

If your employer/school/family member has applied for your permit in Switzerland and it has been granted, you must still apply for an entry visa with the competent Swiss representation abroad.