Do I need a Schengen visa?

My nationality Obligation to hold a visa (yes/no)

Dominican Republic

yes (V) (M: D,S, SP,OP)

Haïti

yes (V)

St. Kitts & Nevis

no (V)

Dominica

no (V1)

Antigua & Barbuda

no (V1)

V)
Third state members in possession of both a valid residence permit issued by a Schengen member state or a valid type D visa and a recognized travel document are exempt from visa requirements.

(V1)
Obligation to hold a visa with regard to exercising gainful occupation:

  • in the primary or secondary construction industry and civil engineering, catering and hotel services, industrial and private cleaners, surveillance and security services, and erotic services;
  • gainful occupation of any another kind, if such occupation exceeds 8 days within a calendar year.
    Exemption to hold a visa with regard to exercising gainful occupation:
    Holders of a longterm residence permit issued by a Schengen member state or a valid type D visa, provided they also hold a recognized travel document.

(M: D, S, SP, OP)
Holders of a diplomatic, service, special, or an official passport are exempt from visa requirements if they wish to enter into Switzerland: on an official mission or for other travel purposes without exercising a gainful occupation.

 

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 (yes), please apply for it and refer to the information on the webpage:

Where to apply for a Schengen visa?

If you are not obliged to hold a visa (no), you are allowed to enter Switzerland resp. the Schengen territory and stay up to 90 days within a 180-day period without any visa.