Which documents should I submit with a national visa application?
For more information please contact the Swiss Cooperation Office.
All the national D visa applications have to be first submitted to the competent consular agency for your residence country. The competent agency will then contact the Embassy in Abuja to decide wether the personal appearance is required or not.
The application will be forwarded to the competent cantonal authorities in Switzerland for a decision. The Embassy of Switzerland can only issue the visa after approval by the competent authorities. The total processing time is approximately 8-12 weeks. This time is an approximation only and may vary considerably depending on the canton responsible and the elements of the application.
The Embassy does not provide information during the procedure. Therefore, please contact the cantonal migration authority responsible for your place of residence: