National visa for a stay of more than 90 days

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Effective June 26, the Swiss representations in the USA have resumed their visa services and accept all types of visa visa applications. Please register your visa application online at

Attention: Before applying for a Schengen visa, please make sure that you hold a valid Green card or a valid US visa allowing you to fly back to the USA. You may check if your visa class is accepted by the US authorities to reenter the USA on the website of the US Embassy in Berne – chapter Travelers using Visa or ESTA. If this is not the case, you will either need to present an additional national interest exception visa issued by the US Embassy in Berne or risk to see your Schengen visa application refused.

For further information please visit: SEM

Do I need a national visa?

ID and visa provisions according to nationality for a stay of more than 90 days

Where to apply for a national visa?

List of authorities competent for your visa application according to your place of residence

Which documents should I submit with a national visa application?

Requested documentation to submit with your application for a stay of more than 90 days

National visa fees

Information regarding the national visa fees