Visa applications.

An important part of the travel preparation is the visa application. If Switzerland is the main or the only destination of the trip, clients have to apply for a Schengen visa at the Swiss Embassy, the General Consulate of Switzerland (or the Embassy representing Switzerland if the local Swiss Embassy has no visa section) at their resident country by using the appointed visa service centre.

Who needs a visa?

For citizens of Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei no Schengen visa is required to enter Switzerland as a tourist if the length of stay does not exceed 90 days.
Citizens of Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar need to apply for a visa.

Where, when and how to apply?

To apply successfully, all required documents need to submitted on time and at the right place.
It is recommended to submit the visa application as early as possible but at least 3 weeks and not more than 6 months before the planned journey. 

Country of residenceChecklist, procedure and application formVisa Centre to submit application
BruneiEmbassy of Switzerland in SingaporeVFS Global
CambodiaEmbassy of Switzerland in BangkokConsular Agency of Switzerland Phnom Penh
IndonesiaEmbassy of Switzerland in JakartaVFS Global
Laos (1)Embassy of Switzerland in BangkokEmbassy of France
Malaysia (2)Regional Consular Centre BangkokVFS Global
Myanmar (3)Embassy of Switzerland in YangonEmbassy of France
PhilippinesEmbassy of Switzerland in ManilaVFS Global
SingaporeEmbassy of Switzerland in SingaporeVFS Global
ThailandEmbassy of Switzerland in BangkokVFS Global
VietnamGeneral Consulate of Switzerland in HCMCVFS Global
(1) Application via the Embassy of France
(2) The Regional Consular Section is located in Bangkok and the Visa centre in KL is represented by the Embassy of Austria
(3) Application via the Embassy of France