Visa waiver agreement for UAE nationals – welcome to Switzerland, a Schengen member

Local news, 07.05.2015

On May 6, 2015, the United Arab Emirates and the European Union signed a short-stay visa waiver agreement that took place in Brussels.

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FDFA, Presence Switzerland

This agreement provides a provisional application from the date of the signature and provides a visa-free travel for citizens of the United Arab Emirates  when travelling to the Schengen member countries, for a period of 90 days in any 180-day period. The visa-free travel applies to all categories of persons when travelling for tourism, cultural visits, family visits, business, etc..

Persons travelling for the purpose of carrying out paid activities or taking up a permanent residence must still apply for a proper visa.

Information about Schengen Area