Fees

Passport and identity card

The fees are set out in Article 46 and Annex 2 of the Ordinance on Identity Documents for Swiss Nationals (SR 143.116). These are payable in the currency determined by the Swiss representation.

The passport 10 and the ID card are posted separately (different places of production)

*These delivery fees are for forwarding from the place of production in Switzerland to the Swiss representation abroad or to the holder of the identity document abroad.

Information on the form of payment of the Swiss representation

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

Ordinance on Identity Documents for Swiss Nationals (de, fr, it) (VAwG; SR 143.11).

Fees and Expenses - Summary

Visa

Articles 2, 12 and 13 of the Ordinance of 24 October 2007 on Fees under the Federal Act on Foreign Nationals (SR 142.209, in German French and Italian) and 1.3.2 (Part III) of FOM Visa Manual I and Complement stipulate the fees to be collected. The amounts are payable in the currency determined by the Swiss representation.

+ fee for appointment or processing by external service providers

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 returned.

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

Federal Act on Foreign Nationals - Fees - under SR 142.209 (de, fr, it)

Federal Office for Migration - FOM Visa Manual I and Complement (de, fr, it)

The fees are set out in Article 46 and Annex 2 of the Ordinance on Identity Documents for Swiss Nationals (SR 143.116). These are payable in the currency determined by the Swiss representation.

Visa

The Ordinance of 24 October 2007 on Fees under the Federal Act on Foreign Nationals (SR 142.209, in German French and Italian) and the Visa Code stipulate the fees to be collected. The amounts are payable in the currency determined by the Swiss representation.

Category Amount in USD
Adults (12 years old and older) 63.00
Children (6 - 11 years old) 37.00
Children (younger than 6 years old) free
Spouses and children of Swiss and EU/EFTA nationals; CERN and UN personnel (official trips only) free
Students going to study in Switzerland free
Citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Moldova, Russia and Georgia 37.00

The fee must be paid in cash or money order (made out to the competent Consulate General or the Embassy of Switzerland) when submitting the application. If the application is submitted by mail, a money order is required.

Additional payment options at the counter only is: Master- or Visacard.

Visa Waiver Program

Effective January 12, 2009 with full enforcement as of March 20, 2010, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is making its Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) mandatory for all travellers to the U.S. from countries who fall under the Visa Waiver Program. This applies to all Swiss and other VWP country citizens, except those who have a visa to enter the USA.

All Swiss citizens who are travelling to the United States for temporary business or pleasure reasons must receive electronic travel authorization through ESTA prior to boarding a U.S.-bound airplane. 

Please be aware that a search for ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) in popular search engines results in links to commercial websites that offer assistance in obtaining ESTA approval, but at a much higher price than the official fee charged by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. 

Beginning September 8, 2010, a fee of USD 14.00 will be charged to obtain a travel authorization as required by the Travel Promotion Act of 2009. A processing fee of USD 4.00 will be charged to all applicants requesting a travel authorization. If the application is approved and you receive authorization to travel to the United States, an additional fee of USD 10.00 will be charged.

All payments for electronic travel authorization applications must be made by credit card or debit card when applying for or renewing an ESTA. The ESTA system accepts the following credit/debit cards: MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover.

Category Amount in USD
Adults (12 years old and older) 63.00
Children (6 - 11 years old) 37.00
Children (younger than 6 years old) free
Spouses and children of Swiss and EU/EFTA nationals; CERN and UN personnel (official trips only) free
Students going to study in Switzerland free
Citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Moldova, Russia and Georgia 37.00