Which documents should I submit with a national visa application?
Any stay beyond 90 days (work, study or family reunion) requires a residence permit issued by the Migration Office of the relevant Canton in Switzerland. For the list with the requirement documents please refer to the leaflets on this page.
The authorization of long-term stay visa D falls under the competence of the various Swiss cantons. Applications have to be submitted to this Consulate General which will forward the application to the respective authority. List of cantonal authorities