Immigration Regulations for Foreigners Traveling to Zurich

People who would like to travel from abroad to Zurich may require a visa. The FDFA provides information about where and how to apply for the appropriate visa.

Who needs a visa to travel to Switzerland and what regulations apply to EU citizens or US nationals who are planning to stay in Zurich and Switzerland for a longer period of time? What is a Schengen Visa, and what points should be observed in regard to work permits?

All of these questions are answered by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA and the State Secretariat for Migration SEM. The Migration Office of the Canton of Zurich can also help.

The key information about immigration regulations and border control at Zurich Airport can be found via the following links.