Entry visa fees for work in Switzerland

The Ordinance on fees under the Federal Act on Foreign Nationals (SR 142.209) and the Visa Code stipulate the fees to be collected. The amounts are payable in the currency determined by the Swiss representation.

The fee for the visa is due at the time the application is submitted and is not refundable. If you withdraw the application or it is rejected the fee will not be reimbursed.

The Swiss representation reserves the right to adapt the amounts of the fees at any time in relation with exchange rate fluctuations.

Category Amount in (CAD)           
Adults 120.00
Reduced fee 60.00
Citizens from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Georgia, Herzegovina, Moldova Russia and Serbia 52.00
Exempt from fee  
Spouses and children of Swiss and EU/EFTA citizens free
Employees of most International Organizations seated in Switzerland free
Other categories according to art 13 of the ordinance on Federal fees under the Foreign National Act (RS 142.209) free

Mode of payment

Application at the counter:

  • Online when prompted after you have registered your visa application on
       www.swiss-visa.ch.
  • By money order made out to the Consulate General of Switzerland

Application by post:

  • Online when prompted after you have registered your visa application on www.swiss-visa.ch.
  • By money order made out to the the Consulate General of Switzerland

If you have doubts whether you are exempt from the fee, contact the Swiss representation competent for your place of residence by email.