I hold an Indian passport and Indian citizenship and a valid F-1 (student) visa.

I have a 17 hours halt at Zurich on my journey from the USA to India in December.

Instead of sitting at the airport if I want to visit the city for few hours, do I need a transit visa? If yes what type of visa is required and how to apply for the same? Is there any option of on-arrival visa? Any links would be appreciated.

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    Have you looked at our other questions on requiring a transit visa in Zurich for Indian citizens? We have quite a few...
    – Mark Mayo
    Nov 17, 2014 at 22:13

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You do not need a transit visa, but to enter Zurich you will need a visa.

You cannot get it on arrival, you would have to apply for it before your trip.

  • Thank you for your reply. Kindly let me know which type of VISA do I need being an Indian Citizen and how to apply? If you could provide with any links, it is highly appreciated.
    – Ashish
    Nov 18, 2014 at 23:24

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