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Questions tagged [switzerland]

A landlocked country in Western Europe. Switzerland's biggest and most important cities are Zurich, Berne, Geneva and Basel.

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Travel within Schengen Business visa?

I will go to Switzerland as a visiting scholar for one month. I have already got a Schengen business visa. In my application, I provided the invitation letter. A proof of accommodation offered by my ...
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Does an Egyptian student resident in the EU need a visa for a short stay in Switzerland? [duplicate]

I am an Egyptian student and willing to visit Switzerland for less than 90 days. I hold a Portuguese residence permit (due to being a student, which I renew every year). I usually have no problems ...
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Which country to apply schengen visa when staying for equal number of days in 2 countries and port of entry is 3rd country?

I will be travelling to France and Switzerland with Family. Stay in both France and Switzerland is 5 days. As I am travelling through Lufthansa my port of entry and exit is Germany but I am not ...
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Flight fares and distance of the travel [duplicate]

I am based on Chennai and currently living in Toronto. I am planning to go to Switzerland from Chennai after some months ( once I back to Chennai). Currently I am estimating my vacation cost ( 3-4 ...
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Transit visa with Costa Rica passport - Zurich

I'm changing planes from Costa Rica to the UK at Zurich - do I need a transit visa. I have a Costa Rican passport.
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Can I put food in my hold luggage for flying?

Am I allowed to take food items (specifically: porridge, rice, pasta, cereal bars, nuts, chocolate, nutella, golden syrup, regular butter, and peanut butter) on my flight with me if they are stored in ...
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Do I need a passport for Switzerland and Iceland?

I need a clarification about the necessity of having a passport while travelling in Europe (I am an Italian citizen, living in Italy). I'm going to go in Iceland but the plane will stop in Geneva (...
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We have a Schengen visa for Italy but can we travel for 1 day to Switzerland? [duplicate]

Can we travel for 1 day to Switzerland from Italy with our Italian Schengen visa obtained in South Africa? We have a Schengen visa to Italy but want to go for 1 Day to Switzerland, is that possible ...
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Query regarding cooling off period for Work permit up to 120 days max

I have a query regarding cooling off period for visa type "Work permit up to 120 days". My job requires me to travel to Zurich repeatedly(every yr). Hence it is important for me to know below details....
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Crossing Swiss-Austrian border by foot

Is it possible to cross the Swiss-Austrian border on foot?
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Is it possible to cross Switzerland without using a vignette?

We're planning a road trip from Germany (Frankfurt area) to Italy (Milan area) next summer. The main focus is on driving on nice roads so we want to avoid driving on highways. We don't mind if we have ...
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Do I need a new visa to return to France after having spent over 90 days in the past year there?

I'm a US citizen. I was in France for 9 months with a student visa that expired this past July. I also had a "titre de séjour" (residency permit) that has expired. In March, I might return to France ...
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Will I have to pay duty for property that I will take back to country of purchase? [closed]

I'm currently studying in Switzerland but in a few months I will return to Germany. After spending half a year in Germany, I'll switch back to Switzerland for a very long stay. Basically: 4 months ...
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Roads in Switzerland in December [closed]

I am planning to travel by a rented car from Milan to Reckingen-Gluringen, Switzerland on 8 December. What should I expect, and is it a good idea?
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Traveling in the Schengen area without Italian permit to stay

I am a U.S. student studying abroad in Italy. I have my Italian visa. I recently had my fingerprinting appointment to acquire my permit to stay. I was told that I cannot travel within the Schengen ...
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Can I enter Switzerland with a German temporary residence permit?

I have a temporary residence permit (fiktionsbescheinigung), valid for the next six months, which I got in Germany under § 81 Section 4 of the Residence Act. Can I travel to Switzerland with this ...
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Does a Kenyan citizen holding a Schengen visa need a transit visa as well if having a layover in Zurich?

I will be travelling with a family member from Dublin, Ireland to Nice, France at the end of next month in November. She is a Kenyan citizen but already has a Schengen visa that lasts until March 2019 ...
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Switzerland Schengen visa: no answer from consulate after declaration of sponsorship [closed]

I applied for a Schengen visa on September 6th, after a week (Sep 13th),the Swiss embassy told me the visa was pre-approved and gave me back my passport with a sponsorship letter application which I ...
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Passport Check in Swiss Trains?

I will be travelling in Switzerland, and I am planning to leave my passport in the hotel. How often are random passport/visa checks in Swiss trains? Thank you in advance.
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What happens if someone I invited to Schengen area does not leave?

I have invited some friends to the Schengen area (through Switzerland) as part of the visiting visa. In the invitation letter I wrote the words: "I guarantee that they will exit the Schengen area. ...
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Price of train tickets in Geneva

Is there a price difference when buying a train ticket in Geneva Airport automatic machine or pre ordering online?
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Should I go to Switzerland from Paris? [closed]

I'm going to Paris for a conference from 14th to 18th September, sponsored by an organization. The conference is on 15th and 16th, I have 17th and 18th full days free. (Departing flight is on 18th at ...
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Schengen visitor visa for parents

My father wants to visit me in Switzerland and plans to apply for a Schengen visa. My father doesn't receive any pension and is financially dependent on me. How should I convey this to the embassy? ...
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Entered Germany with US passport but leaving Europe with EU passport, complications?

I am a US/German dual citizen about to start studies in Switzerland in a month. Previously, I traveled in Europe for about 2 months on a US passport. While in Europe, I received a German passport. I ...
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Can I receive a package in Zurich airport while on transit?

In a few weeks I will have a flight with few hours transfer in Zurich. I will have several hours and I can leave the transfer zone, it won't be enough to leave the airport though. Let's say I want to ...
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Bringing gemstones from Madagascar to an auction house in Switzerland

I intend to travel to Madagascar in the next couple of months. I am interested in buying gemstones there and bringing the gemstones to Switzerland to sell them through an auction house based there. I ...
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Travelling with an emergency passport

Can I transit in Zurich, Switzerland, on my way back to South Africa with an emergency passport issued by the South African consulate in Paris? Do I need a transit visa for this flight with the ...
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International Certificate of Vaccination

Where can I exchange my local (Swiss) certificate of vaccination with an international one? Is it possible?
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Cancelling apartment booking in Switzerland

I have made a booking with an apartment in Switzerland. No booking payment was done and I did not share my credit card details with them. But I did fill in the confirmation letter which have my ...
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Can I drive a Swiss-registered rental car in the EU as an EU resident?

There is a post on Tripadvisor from 2016 which claims the following: I hired a Swiss hire car from the airport at Basel on the 30th April. I was asked to sign a waiver that as of 1st May EU ...
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Travelling from Interlaken to Lucerne

Is Interrail ticket valid for Glacier Express trains between Interlaken and Lucerne? Do I need to make a reservation?
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Apply again for a Schengen visa with Spain [duplicate]

I'm planning to go to Spain - France -Switzerland? Can I apply for the Schengen visa with Spain and go to these 3 countries? Thanks for you reply.
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Travel from Germany to Switzerland on an Australian Refugee Travel Document

Travelling on an Australian Refugee Travel Document, I am aware that I can enter Germany visa free, but from there am I able to visit/travel to Switzerland?
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Switzerland credit/bank card acceptance, cash requirement

Are Visa/Mastercard/AmEx (UK issued) widely accepted in Switzerland? Can I buy train tickets using those cards? How popular is card usage, aka. is it necessary to carry cash? I know in Germany there ...
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I have a residence permit for Norway. Can I travel to Switzerland without a passport? [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen currently in Norway and I have a residence permit. I have to travel to Switzerland but I do not have my passport with me as it is gone to another embassy for visa stamping. Can ...
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I want to travel by rail in Europe by Eurail

I want to travel by rail in Europe in 3 connecting countries for 11 days. So I wanted to ask, is it good to book tickets in advance or is good to book from station A to B? My itinerary starts from ...
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Is it appropriate to enter a church while a chorus is performing?

On Sunday, I was walking in Zürich and came across St. Jakob Church. When I approached the door, I saw that a chorus was performing. Since there was nobody around except the people seated in the ...
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How does a Working-Holiday visa in Germany affect existing tourist 90/180 Schengen days?

I am an Australian who has spent the last 85 days in the Schengen zone. Of those 85 days, 70 were in Switzerland and 15 were in Germany. Today I got a working holiday visa in Germany under the youth ...
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What to wear in Switzerland in July?

I am aware that the weather changes often and that I should wear layers, but I also read that locals tend to dress quite modestly (dark, plain clothing). Is that so? I will note that I am going to a ...
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Toll roads in Switzerland

I will be driving from Geneva to Lyon this week (planning on taking this route). If I recall correctly, the toll roads in France I paid by card but is this the same case with Switzerland? I don't plan ...
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Rented car in Switzerland: fuel and gas station

I'm about to rent a car to travel in Switzerland and I'm unsure what kind of fuel they use there. When you rent a car, do they specify what fuel is used or the entire Switzerland uses the same fuel ...
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Should I pre-book train tickets in Switzerland with the Swiss travel pass?

I'm going to be in Switzerland for around 10 days and I do not feel like planning my whole trip out beforehand, do I HAVE to pre-order my tickets if I have the swiss travel pass?
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Passport expiring soon [closed]

My passport is expiring on July 4, 2018 and I'm traveling from Chicago to Delhi. Being an Indian citizen, can I stay for a 2-hour layover in Zurich, Switzerland, without getting into trouble, or ...
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Driving through Switzerland with German license issued based on license banned in Switzerland [closed]

Several years ago I was a resident of Switzerland and attempted to trade my European but non-EU driver's license for a Swiss one. To do that, I had to take a road test which I unfortunately ended up ...
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Intercontinental to European flight transfer time in Zurich airport: is 2 hours too short?

I'll be flying from Asia to Europe via Zurich in the summer. I bought a ticket with Oman Air to Zurich. Now I'm planning to buy a ticket from Zurich to my home country on a different company, Swiss ...
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What is the quietest place with some industry? [closed]

I work as a software developer in a part of the world that has a lot of road / traffic noise. I live in Europe and want to move countries, to somewhere quieter. Due to my job, it would have to be near ...
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Swiss visa query

I have been issued a Swiss visa with one entry. I had requested for multiple entries. I will be entering Zurich on the first day of the visa. I also will be visiting the UK, Italy and France by train....
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Jungfrau transport

We are spending a week in Grindelwald (Jungfrau) in January 2018 and are not skiers. Does the hiking pass cover public transport and the cable cars in Jungfrau? Is this the same as a non skier pass? ...
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Can I start my 9 month study program 5 days before my 3 month student visa expires? [closed]

I received a student visa from Switzerland on 17th October 2017, which is valid for three months. I plan to start January 11th 2018. The visa is valid until January 16th 2018. Will I encounter any ...
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Why would TWO border checks be performed for the same bus upon entering Switzerland?

Yesterday I went by bus from the Euroairport (French sector) to Zurich. Unusually, two Swiss border checks took place. First, at the St-Louis border checkpoint, officials boarded the bus, asking ...