The following documents are in general required when applying for an entry visa for work in Switzerland:
- authorisation issued by the cantonal authority (original or copy)
- valid passport (original)
- copy of the passport
- If applicable, proof of residency in the USA, e.g. a valid permanent residence card (green card), H1B visa, F-1 visa (plus copy of I-20), etc. Notarized copy if applying by mail
- a recent photograph
- visa fees
- Passports with issued visas can be mailed back.
If you wish to do so, please provide a prepaid, self-addressed return envelope with a tracking number of a secure carrier. Applicants must indicate their name and address both as sender and recipient. The Swiss representation does not assume any liability for the loss of documents submitted or returned by mail.
If your stay in Switzerland does not exceed 90 days, please contact the Swiss representation.