Switzerland is home to a lot of top-notch schools; the likes of the University of Zurich, College Champittet, College du Leman, etc. Some foreigners are willing to travel to study in Switzerland and be a part of the school’s history. You need to know the type of visa you will be applying for either the long-term study visa or the short-term study visa. Just as it can be deduced from their names, a short-term study visa allows you to stay in the country and study for a course that does not last more than 3 months i.e. 90 days while long-term study visas allow for more than that. Only under certain circumstances can you be allowed to work with your study visa so before fulfilling all these conditions please refrain from engaging in any form of paid work.
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.
Two 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.