Oct 2 – 7, 2022
Europe/Zurich timezone

Visa Information

Please check out the information below. Should you need an invitation letter, please complete the corresponding section in the registration form.


Visa – Entry to and residence in Switzerland

Various regulations apply for entering Switzerland. A basic distinction is made between citizens of the European Union (EU) and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries and those of other countries. The State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) is the responsible authority in Switzerland.


Since Switzerland’s adherence to the Schengen and Dublin agreements came into force (12 December 2008), Swiss representations abroad are able to issue certain types of visa, depending on the purpose of the intended stay in Switzerland. 

Is a visa required or not?
Please refer to the list on the webpage of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM).

SEM – Overview of ID and visa provisions according to the nationality (Annex 1, List 1: nationality)



Let us point out that not only different visa but also different quarantine regulations are in place for different countries. You should inform yourself regularly about any changes.