Please note : Applicant mobile number should be mentioned in visa form as Embassy / Consulate can contact the applicant at any point of time during visa processing
Photo Specification: Two recent passport size coloured photographs with matt or semi matt finish, 60%-80% face coverage, white background and without border (Size: 35mm x 45mm)
Please note: Photograph should not be more than 3 months old,scanned/stapled and should not be used in any of the previous visas
Covering Letter : Covering-Letter from applicant mentioning his/her name, designation, passport number, purpose & duration of visit in brief. The letter should be duly signed by authorized signatory with company stamp and addressed to – The Visa Officer, Embassy of Switzerland, New Delhi.
a) Covering-Letter on Letterhead if applicant is Self Employed or on plain paper if Employed .
b) If an applicant is submitting the applications of his/her family, then all applications must have a copy of the covering-letter.
Airline Reservation : Ticket Itinerary
Proof of Accommodation : Hotel confirmation for the entire period of stay in Schengen area.
Please Note: Hotel should match the ticket dates and maximum stay should be Switzerland
Medical: Original Medical Insurance for the entire stay in Schengen area with a minimum coverage of 30,000 Euros/person.
a) Company's Bank statement for last three months.
b) Company's ITR for last three two years.
Please Note : Bank Statement, ITR & any other documents should be provided only in A4 size sheet format.
Proof of Occupation:
a) Company Registration Certificate / Certificate of Incorporation / Proof of Proprietorship / Partnership Deed
b) Brief Company Profile
c) Articles of Memorandum (Incase the applicant is MD/Director)
A letter from the employer on the business letter head mentioning applicant's designation, duration of the service and "no objection statement" regarding the planned trip to Switzerland/schengen countries, the dates and purpose of visit.
Leave Sanction Letter, School ID Card and NOC from school mentioning the dates of trip
If you are under 18, you must also submit
a) If you are traveling alone - An authorization letter signed by both parents with their passports or a notarised affidavit signed by both parents is required.
Authorization Letter :
Applicant will have to submit an authorization letter authorizing to submit and collect documents
Traveling with spouse:
Either the name of spouse should be endorsed on the passport or a copy and original marriage certificate issued by the Registrar of Marriages of the concerned State, duly legalized by the competent State Home Ministry is required.
a) As applications are being accepted only through appointment, we advise you to send your application well in advance so that we can arrange for an appointment for timely processing of your visa.
b) Visas for UK and U.S.A to be obtained first, in case the applicant visits any of these countries before Switzerland/Schengen Countries
c) A refusal notice or a written explanation about the reasons of travel & refusal has to be submitted along with the application if the applicant has been refused a visa by an Embassy or High Commission in the last two years.
d) Do not staple any documents.
New Procedure for Schengen Visa Applications: With immediate effect, Indian citizens travelling to Schengen countries for short-term (max 90 days in 180 days) will have to visit VFS visa application centre personally to provide biometric data (fingerprints and digital photograph). For subsequent applications within next 5 years the biometric data will be copied from the previous visa application included in the VIS.