Do I need a Schengen visa?

My nationality Obligation to hold a visa (yes/no)
Macedonia  no (V9) (V12) (M:D,S,SP) 

Under the European Agreement of December 16, 1961, young persons in possession of a collective passport are exempt from the obligation to hold a visa.

The visa requirement exemption applies only to holders of biometric passports.
Obligation to hold a visa: 

  • with regard to exercising gainful occupation (even if the occupation does not exceed 8 days within a calendar year)

Exemption to hold a visa with regard to exercising gainful occupation:

  • Holders of a long term residence permit issued by a Schengen member state or a valid type D visa provided they also hold a recognized travel document. 

(M: D, S, SP)
Holders of a diplomatic, service or special passport are exempt from visa requirements if they wish to enter into Switzerland: on an official mission or for other travel purposes without exercising a gainful occupation. 

Other nationalities

For other nationalities, please refer to the list on the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM).

SEM – Overview of ID and visa provisions according to the nationality (Annex 1, List 1: nationality)

If you are obliged to hold a visa, please apply for it and refer to the information on the webpage:

Where to apply for a Schengen visa?

If you are not obliged to hold a visa, you are allowed to enter Switzerland resp. the Schengen territory and stay up to 90 days within a 180-day period without any visa.