Documents required and Procedure -
Procedure for Work Permit:
The procedure for
obtaining an authorization for a visa regarding a work permit has to be
initiated by the prospective employer through the channel of the competent
cantonal authorities in Switzerland. They will thereafter examine directly the
The cantonal procedure
needs to be finalized and a positive decision must have been taken, before a
visa request can thereafter be submitted at the Swiss representation abroad.
In such cases the
original document &ldquo;authorization to enter
Switzerland&hellip;&hellip;&rdquo; needs to be
submitted together with the original passport, two photos, passport copy-first
and last page and the visa fee (no visa application needs to be filled in).
Two recent passport size
colour photographs (35 x 45 mm in width) with a plain light background (white
or off-white), close-up 70-80% of the photograph. Photographs taken with a
digital camera must be high quality colour and printed on photo-quality paper.
Scanned and color photocopies will not be accepted.
It is not any longer
possible to submit the initial request directly or via VFS to the Embassy (it
will be declared inadmissible).
The decision is taken by
the competent cantonal migration authority in Switzerland and takes approx. 8
-12 weeks. If the authorization has already been obtained, the processing time
for your application can be up to 5 working days.
Visa Fee Subject to Change.
Although the information on this website has been prepared with utmost care. However, regulations and requirements are subject to change.
Embassy/Consulate reserves the right to ask for additional documents or personal appearance for an interview in special cases. Submission of the above-mentioned documents does not guarantee that a visa is granted. Submission of incomplete documentation or refusal to appear for a special visa interview may result in the rejection of your application.