Switzerland is a rich land no doubt about that, it has some nice sceneries and mountains including houses built sand shaped uniquely giving you some kind of Hogwarts feeling, the lakes are clear blue and silent which makes them serene, glaciers appear during winter and the mountains are emerald owing to the grasses growing on them. The description does absolutely nothing to quantify the real thing so you wouldn’t get the feeling just from reading. You need to get up and prepare for a tour to Switzerland, but what are the things you would need before traveling.
This article might not be able to cover everything. Some additional documents may be required and it all depends on the purpose of your visit. Generally, the following are some of the documents that will be required for your travel to Switzerland.
Like it has been stated previously, there are two ways to get and submit your application form either online or physically, it however depends on your duration and purpose. Note that your form must be duly filled as you will be required to provide evidence to virtually everything you claimed in the form.
2 passport size photos
The standard passport-sized photographs. The eyes and ears must be visible and there must be a white background.
Passport, and copies of previous visas
Your travel passport must be available for presentation and it must not be expiring anytime soon. If you have traveled to Switzerland or any other country before, then you can bring your previous visas along as well. Your passport must have at least two blank spaces.
This is compulsory in all the Schengen countries. You must possess travel insurance for Switzerland and other Schengen countries. The insurance must cover a minimum of €30,000; in case of emergencies.
This is a written letter by the applicant which contains the obvious. Your purpose, your duration, and your accommodation.
Proof of Return
These can be flight tickets which will state the dates of arrival and departure. For tourists, they can also present their travel itinerary which contains all their plans for the visit.
Proof of accommodation
You should be ready to present proof of accommodation as well. Where you will be staying, either in a hotel, at a relative’s place, or your place. If you are in the country on invitation then the invitee should be the one to give the proofs.
Proof of civil status
Marriage certificate, divorce papers, curriculum vitae, birth certificate, anything to prove your social standing will suffice.
Proof of Sustenance
This can come in the form of your bank statement, your payroll, loan papers, anything to prove that you have what it takes to take care of yourself throughout your stay in the country. The more people you have with you, the higher the minimum required amount needed.
You might be required to release a copy of your travel schedule and it should detail all information relating to your planned travel. It will mostly include locations, destinations at specific times, and means of transportation.