You need to provide a specific attestation issued by a Swiss representation, e.g. a certificate of nationality and registration.
In accordance with the Ordinance on Swiss Persons and Institutions Abroad, the Swiss representations abroad are authorised to provide attestations on the basis of established facts.
In this context Swiss representations are expected to check every request and to verify, among other things, if a local authority or institution is competent for drawing up a document and if Swiss interests are involved.
The Swiss representation concerned reserves the right to request additional information, and to refuse to draw up an attestation, if the document risks violating the sovereignty of a foreign state or could damage Switzerland’s reputation.
Ordinance on Swiss Persons and Institutions Abroad (Ordinance on Swiss Abroad; RS 195.11)
212 (e) Waiver Recommendation based on a No Objection application - No Objection Statement
This is the only service you do not have to contact the representation which serves the consular district you are living in but the Embassy directly.
Before contacting the Embassy in order to apply for a No Objection Statement please visit the website of the U.S. Department of State and initiate your application with the U.S. Department of State.
Once you have obtained your Case Number from the U.S. Department of State which shows on the Third Party Barcode Page, you can send the following documents to the Embassy in order for the Embassy to submit the letter of No Objection to the U.S. Department of State on your behalf:
- Letter or statement from you the applicant addressed to the Embassy in which you confirm that you have no obligation to return to Switzerland, duly dated and signed (i.e.: I, [your name(s) and first name(s)], herewith confirm that I do not have obligations of any kind to return to Switzerland);
- Photocopies of your passport (including the pages containing personal information and U.S. visa(s);
- Photocopies of form I-94 (front and back); if you were not provided with a form I-94, please visit the website of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and send a copy of your Admission Record Number which can be obtained on their website;
- Photocopy of the Third Party Barcode Page from the U.S. Department of State with your Case Number;
- Photocopies of your J-1 Visa Waiver Recommendation Application (DS-3035), which you have submitted to the U.S. Department of State;
- Recent letter in original from the Swiss institution having awarded you with a grant / scholarship / fellowship stating that the institution has no objection to the continuation of your stay in the United States of America;
- Check in the amount of USD 155.00 for the fees and expenses of the Embassy (made payable to: Embassy of Switzerland) according to article 11, paragraph 2, letter c) of the Ordinance on fees to be collected by Swiss diplomatic and consular Representations (SR 191.11; only in German, French or Italian language): Time expenses fee 1 hour and article 6 of the General Ordinance on fees (SR 172.041.1; only in German, French or Italian language): Postage fees. The Swiss Embassy reserves the right to adapt the amount at any time in relation to exchange rate fluctuations.