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Visa information for persons living in Indonesia and East Timor
To apply for a visa you first have to request an appointment by email (free of charge), using the form stated below. As it is high season, the Embassy highly recommends that you apply for the appointment at least 3-4 weeks before your departure date. Please keep the given appointment as it might not be possible anymore to reschedule a new one, due to the very limited availabilities. Thank you for your understanding.
Who needs a visa?
Indonesian nationals require a visa to enter Switzerland. Other nationals may contact the Embassy of Switzerland in Indonesia for further details. Any applicant must appear in person to submit a visa request.
IDR 770'000.00 must be paid in cash (no credit cards) when submitting the application.
Processing time The processing time of the visa applications for short stays (tourists, visitors, business) takes 3 working days if the file is complete. Some visitor’s visa applications may take several weeks to be processed if a declaration of guarantee is required from the sponsor in Switzerland. The processing time for long stay visas (employment, studies, residence) that require an authorization from the competent authorities in Switzerland takes at least 2 - 3 months.
Switzerland joined the Schengen visa scheme on 12 December 2008. Travellers holding valid Schengen visas may enter Switzerland. Switzerland is now issuing visas that are also valid for other Schengen member states, unless indicated otherwise on the visa sticker. However, Swiss Embassies or Consulates abroad may only accept applications from persons, whose main destination is Switzerland.
Please click on the information sheet on the right to obtain the photo requirements.
Please click on the information sheet on the right to obtain the requirements for a tourist visa.
Please click on the information sheet on the right to obtain the requirements for a business visa.
Visiting friends or family
Please click on the information sheet on the right to obtain the requirements for a visitors' visa.