Can I travel to Switzerland with a Schengen visa?
To the OP : Yes you can travel to Switzerland with the Schengen Visa. You need not declare any itinerary since you may have provided sufficient documentation when you applied for the Visa. Once you are in the Schengen area which also includes Switzerland you can travel freely.
Do I need visa to travel to Switzerland?
Do US citizens need a visa for Switzerland? Citizens of the United States with a valid U.S. Tourist passport (blue passport) can travel to Switzerland for a short stay of up to 90 days within a 180-day period without having to apply or obtain a Schengen visa.
Can I enter Switzerland with EU residence permit?
Yes, third-country nationals subject to visa requirements for the Schengen area who hold a residence permit for United Kingdom, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia or Cyprus and whose spouse is a national of an EU or EFTA member state require a visa to enter Switzerland. They can obtain the visa free of charge.
Do I need a Schengen visa to transit in Switzerland?
The Swiss airport transit visa is valid for 24 hours. It is also only valid within the transit area of a Swiss airport. If you want to leave the airport transit area or stay for longer than 24 hours, you need a regular, Swiss Schengen visa.
Can I travel to any country with Schengen visa?
The Schengen visa is the most common visa for Europe. It enables its holder to enter, freely travel within, and leave the Schengen zone from any of the Schengen member countries. There are no border controls within the Schengen Zone.
Can EU residents live in Switzerland?
Most EU/EFTA citizens – and their relatives or partners – can live and work in Switzerland without restrictions, but need to obtain a residence permit.
How long can EU citizens stay in Switzerland?
Citizens from Europe’s Schengen area, the European Union and EFTA do not require visas to enter and stay in the country for 90 days. Stays for longer than 90 days are possible without a visa but you must apply for a residence permit.
Do I need a transit visa to travel through Zurich?
There is no such thing as transit visa. Either you have a visa for Schengen or you don’t. Zürich airport has sterile transit so you can connect without a visa. However you cannot leave the “airside” part of the airport (ie go through immigration or reclaim luggage).
Can I get a Schengen visa for Switzerland?
Whether you are planning to go on a visit, study or work and reside in Switzerland permanently, you will have to apply for a different Swiss Visa, accordingly. You can apply for the Swiss Schengen Visa since 2008 when Switzerland as an EFTA Member State also became a member state of the Schengen Area.
What does the Schengen Agreement mean for Switzerland?
The Schengen agreement regulates the free movement of people for member states of the Schengen area. Switzerland has been part of the Schengen area since 12 December 2008. Travellers may stay in a country a maximum of 90 days from the time of entry (within a 180-day period).
How to obtain a Switzerland airport transit visa?
When applying to obtain a Switzerland Airport Transit visa, you must provide the following additional documents: A valid visa (if needed) for the final country one is travelling to. The flight ticket for the final country you are travelling to.
What happens when you apply for a Schengen visa?
So – when you apply for a Schengen visa you state where you will visit. So, according to the Swiss who are precise as usual! when you arrive at the Schengen border – ie the FIRST member of the Schengen area that you come to – your passport and visa are checked and all must comply with Schengen rules. After that, you follow your itinerary.