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Do I Need a Visa to Visit Switzerland?

Canadian citizens using Canadian passports do not require a visa to enter Switzerland for tourism or business stays under ninety (90) days.

Most foreign citizens using foreign passports and a Canadian Permanent Resident Card require a visa to enter Switzerland for any reason.

Non-Canadians must apply IN PERSON at the Swiss Consulate for the European Customs Treaty Zone visa. Visa seekers are advised that they must seek visas directly and in person from the Swiss consulate as they will be interviewed and fingerprinted and biometrically scanned

Non-Canadians must make an appointment directly with the appropriate consulate and attend the IN PERSON interview and fingerprinting. You must contact the consulate for the appointment. The consulate will tell you which documents to bring to your appointment.

Your visa application must be submitted IN PERSON at the Swiss consular office responsible for the province where you live.


Switzerland Consulate General in Montreal

1572 Dr. Penfield Ave, Montreal QC H3G 1C4 Tel: 514-932-7181 Fax: 514-932-9028. Consular region is the provinces of Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, as well as Bahamas.

Switzerland Consulate General in Vancouver

World Trade Center, 790-999 Canada Place, Vancouver BC, V6C 3E1 Tel: 604-684-2231 Fax: 604-684-2806. Consular region is the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Yukon and Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

For more information about travel conditions, please visit the Foreign Affairs Web site.