Visiting Switzerland is in everybody’s wish-list. But, how many are really able to Visit Switzerland? Let’s give it a thought… Let’s make it happen!!! Read the below useful details about Visa requirements to Switzerland from Dubai. Then, if needed don’t think twice to dial Arooha. The benchmark is your passport and which country it belongs to. This is the predominant fact that decides whether you need “Pre-arrival visa” or “On arrival visa” Switzerland.
Check out is your country of passport one of these below? If so you are eligible to get On – Arrival visa to Switzerland and Stay up to 90 days within a period of 180-day period.
United Kingdom British nationals who are not nationalsof the United Kingdom for the purposesof European Union law If your passport is does NOT belong to any of those above mentioned countries.
You need to apply Pre-arrival visa to Switzerland. Since, Switzerland is a part of the Schengen territory and once you get the visa it allows you to travel to all 26 Schengen countries.
Based on your purpose of visit to Switzerland, there are few categories of Schengen visas
Invited by a family or friend School Trip
There is a mandatory non- refundable visa fee that you need to pay when you are applying for a Switzerland visa. Depending on your age and the type of visa you want to apply, there is a visa fee along with Arooha's Service fee. Which is not refunded even if your visa is rejected.
dated and signed by the applicant himself or his legal guardian. If the applicant is a minor under the age of 18, both parents must sign the form and add a copy of their passports. If one of the parent is unable to sign the form, he/she must submit a letter of agreement together with a copy of his/her passport.
All documents must be in English or translated to English
(not older than 6 month) with a light background, not stapled. Head or face cover(s) are not permitted except for religious reasons. Full visibility of the facial features. Picture size must be 3.5 x 4.5 cm.
with 2 blank Pages ( issued within less than 10 years and has to be valid for 6 months from the date of return) The original passport and one copy of all relevant passport pages (data page, pages containing previous Schengen visa and UAE resident permit)
Personal Bank Statements showing the movements over the last 3 months.
Company Letter Of Your Employer and Trade license For the company letter: on a proper letterhead in original, duly stamped and with the name and position of the signatory. No scanned or electronic signature is accepted. Please note that even the owner of the company needs a letter and that the applicant cannot sign his/her own letter. The letter must contain the following information about the visa applicant: the company, position, joining date, salary and the dates of the approved leave. The company has to guarantee the return of the applicant. For applicants under spouse’s or parent’s visa, letter from the sponsor is also required.
Proof of travel medical insurance covering the entire period of intended stay, valid for all Schengen States and covering any expenses which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention, emergency hospital treatment or death during stay. The minimum coverage must be EUR 30.000.
Proof of accommodation during intended stay: hotel reservation or copy of a rental contract or of residential property.
Copy of flight reservation including return flight.
For minors under the age of 18, travelling without their parents/ legal guardian. Original authorization signed by their parents/legal guardian and copy of passport(s) of parents/legal guardian.
has to be valid for further one month period after the intended departure from the territory of the Schengen States. GCC citizens submit a copy of their valid Emirates ID.
Have to be working with the sponsor for more than one year. Sponsor must fill in and sign the liability declaration form.
Processing time: The processing time for the visas vary from 7 working days up-to 15 working days
Provide the relevant documents and payment
Scrutinizing the documents
Type application and prepare relevant documents
Examine the application thoroughly by the visa consultant
Appointment with Switzerland embassy to submit your documents and bio-metrics
Phase of Visa Application process
Visa - ready notification SMS
In addition to the application fee which is non-refundable, there is a service charge based on the nationality and the paper work, please contact Arooha for the prices. You can choose between 06 month Multiple entry visa to a 10 year multiple entry visa.
Urban Culture and Urban edge
Thestyle of Medieval and modern class art is the signature of the Switzerland towns and Urban escape. The Castles, Galleries and lake side buildings are common urban edge features. This is one of the reasons that make interesting to the travellers in exploring Switzerland cities.
How many days will my visa process take?
It may take anywhere between 7 to 10 working days after the application is handed over to the embassy for short nationalities.
Do children below the age of 18 need to be accompanied by parents?
Yes, children below the age of 18 years need to be accompanied by their parents or elders. With a NOC letter from both parents stating that they have no issues for the travel. Attaching the passport copies to the child’s application.
What if my passport is older than and 10 years, can I still apply for a visa?
No, you will not be able to apply for a visa with a passport which is older than 10 years as the embassy will not be able to enter it in their systems.
Will I be able to pull my passport back during the process?
Yes, only if you are a pilot, cabin crew or a frequent business flyer you will need to show your other travel itinerary and can travel and submit your passport when your visa is ready for stamping.
Is the visa fee refunded in case of rejection?
No, the visa fee is non-refundable in case of rejection as granting the visa is purely on the discretion of the embassy.
What if visa got delayed due to embassy?
You will receive a receipt which has the embassy number you can call and check if they need any additional documents.
Is insurance mandatory to get visa?
Yes, travel insurance is mandatory as it is for your own safety. If you get injured or any natural calamity occurs during your trip your insurance covers you for the above.
Hotel booking is required?
Yes, hotel booking is one of the main criteria for a visa application. Without which your visa will not be processed.