The Swiss authorities may require up
to three months to process a study
visa application from the date such
application is submitted to the Swiss
Embassy / Consulate.
Applicants who seek to enter Switzerland with a valid passport from any of the countries
mentioned below must be in possession of a STUDY VISA issued by a Swiss Embassy or
Consulate before entering Switzerland for the purposes of studying only:
EUROPE: Turkey and Eastern Countries, except Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania,
Poland, Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia.
AFRICA: All Countries.
ASIA: All Countries, except Brunei, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore.
OCEANIA: All Countries, except New Zealand.
AMERICAS: All Countries.
Applicants from All Countries are required to have a STUDENT PERMIT to stay in
Switzerland for the purpose of studying only. The STUDENT PERMIT application form will
be requested on arrival by the school official.
The applicant can not be accompanied by other members of his/her family while studying
in Switzerland. Family members. Partners/family members are not included in a study visa
and can only enter Switzerland with a Tourist Visa.
A TOURIST VISA does NOT satisfy the above requirements and does NOT authorise a
student with a foreign passport to study in Switzerland.
For information on the visa process, permanent residence as well as on work permits and
business matters, please contact us or read more:
Residence and travel documents
Visa Application Form
Representations of Switzerland
SIEPS • P.O. BOX 277 • CH-1024 Ecublens • Rte de la Maladière 16 • CH-1022 Chavannes • SUISSE (SWITZERLAND)
TEL: +41 (0) 21 616 00 11 • FAX: +41 (0) 21 616 00 12 • Email: email@example.com