To find out, if you need a visa depending on your nationality – please check here: Alphabetical list of countries - provided by the State Secretariat for Migration SEM
All other passport holders (for a stay more than 90 days)
The long stay visa application cannot be lodged online. The form can be found under the title Visa application form and has to be downloaded, filled in, printed out and signed and submitted together with all other documents.
All forms are in two languages - English and one of the Swiss languages: please choose the Swiss language of the Canton you intend to take up residency; please do not send your original passport, as it is not needed at this stage and please note that the process can take up to three months until a decision is reached and that you are not allowed to travel to Switzerland in the meantime.
Please also note that the Embassy is not in a position to answer questions related to a long stay visa application - if questions arise, please contact directly the competent Office of Migration of the Canton you intend to take up residency.