FAQ – Visa

Please note that the Embassy is not in a position to answer phone calls or e-mails related to questions about the visa procedure, especially if they are outlined hereunder.

General Information, valid for all countries

Relevant information for all applicants regardless of citizenship or country of residence.

Information for New Zealand passport holders only

Important information for New Zealand passport holders

All other passport holders (for a stay up to 90 days)

Find out whether you are required to hold a Schengen visa for a short visit to the Schengen area (stays of up to 90 days within a period of 180 days for tourism, visit of family/ friends or for business purposes)

All other passport holders (for a stay more than 90 days)

Find out how you can take up residency in Switzerland to study, work or to reunite with family (National Visa D)

Information for Fiji Officials travelling to Switzerland

Special procedure for Fiji Officials who participate in conferences organized International Organizations

Information for Persons travelling to Hungary

The Embassy of Switzerland in Wellington represents Hungary in New Zealand for the issuance of Schengen visas (up to 90 days within a period of 180 days)

Information for citizens of EU and EFTA countries

Information for EU- and EFTA citizens regarding admission requirements and employment

Airline passengers in transit

Find out whether you are required to hold a Schengen visa for an airport transit in Switzerland (Zurich, Geneva or Basel)