Switzerland Schengen for Ethiopia citizens in 2024

Switzerland Schengen for Ethiopia citizens in 2024

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Switzerland visa for Ethiopia citizens

Ethiopian citizens must obtain a visa before travelling to Switzerland. Switzerland Sticker visa is required for Ethiopian citizens. The Switzerland tourist visa is also known as the Switzerland Type C Schengen visa. Applicants are required to be present when applying for the Switzerland Sticker visa. This tourist visa typically allows a short term stay. The Switzerland tourist visa remains valid for 3 months. The Switzerland Sticker visa must be used within 90 days of issuance. A total of 10 documents are required to apply for the Switzerland Sticker visa. Find out more about Switzerland visa exemptions and special conditions.

Switzerland tourist visa conditions for Ethiopia citizens

Visa applicant
Visa stay
3 months
Visa validity
90 days
Visa fees
CHF 60
Visa term
Short term

Schengen Visa

The Schengen Visa is a visa for the Schengen Area, which consists of most of the European Economic Area, plus several other adjacent countries. The visa allows visitors to stay in the Schengen Area for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. The visa is valid for tourism, family visits, and business.

Switzerland tourist visa requirements for Ethiopia citizens

Documents required for Switzerland Schengen from Ethiopia include passport and other supporting documents. A total of 10 documents are required.
  • Visa Application Form: Completed application form for Switzerland, ensure all sections are filled out accurately and legibly, incomplete or incorrect forms may result in delays or denial of your visa application, double-check for any errors before submission.
  • Passport Photo: A passport photo is required, the photo must be no older than 6 months and must meet the specific requirements set by Switzerland authorities, such as size, background color, and facial expression, ensure the photo is of high quality to avoid any issues.
  • Bank Statement: A recent monthly bank statement of the applicant from Ethiopia, the statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement, if statements are printed online, they must be authenticated (stamped) by bank officials, this document helps demonstrate your financial stability.
  • Travel Insurance: Proof of travel insurance for Switzerland with the certificate of insurance and the table of benefits, you can also provide a letter from the bank confirming that you have insurance with them along with a copy of the credit card and the table of benefits, this document ensures you have adequate travel and medical coverage during your stay.
  • Travel Proof: A round-trip flight reservation for Switzerland, this should include details of your departure and return flights, with confirmed booking references, this helps verify your travel plans and intended stay duration.
  • Previous Passport: Provide a previous passport of Ethiopia if any, this can help verify your travel history and identity, ensure you provide clear copies of all relevant pages.
  • Cover Letter: Covering letter mentioning the details of the applicant, travel, and details of the other members traveling with you, this letter should provide a clear explanation of the purpose of your trip, your travel plans, and any other relevant details that support your visa application.
  • Passport: Original passport or travel document of Ethiopia with at least 6 months remaining validity on the date of travel and at least 2 visa pages clear of any markings, the passport should be in good condition without any damage that could render it invalid.
  • Current Details: Employed applicants: a letter from your employer on company letterhead, with contact details, stating that a leave of absence has been granted, purpose and duration of the trip, and that you will be returning to your current job, also, include a current bank statement of the latest 6 months, Income Tax Return (ITR), and original pay slips; Self-employed applicants: include a copy of your business license, company bank statement of the latest 6 months, and Income Tax Return (ITR); Students: submit an official letter from your school indicating that you are in good standing and registered for the upcoming semester, along with a No Objection Certificate from your school or university; Retired applicants: submit proof of your retirement fund, these documents help verify your employment or educational status and financial stability.
  • Accomodation Proof: Accommodation reservation in Switzerland for the duration of your visit, the reservation should include the name and address of the accommodation, your check-in and check-out dates, and confirmation of your booking, this helps verify where you will be staying during your trip.

How to apply for Switzerland tourist visa from Ethiopia

Switzerland Sticker visa application process for Ethiopian citizens is quick and easy, as long as the necessary documents and information are provided accurately. By following these 7 steps, Ethiopia citizens can ensure a smooth and hassle-free process in obtaining an Switzerland tourist visa.
  1. 1
    Gather required documents
    Gather all the necessary documents required for a Switzerland tourist visa including passport and other supporting documents required by the Switzerland authorities, if your documents are in a language different from English, they need to be translated.
  2. 2
    Valid passport
    Check your Ethiopia passport is valid with at least 6 months of validity beyond your intended stay in Switzerland, if not, apply for a new Ethiopia passport, the passport must also have at least one blank page for visa stamps.
  3. 3
    Fill application form
    You will need to fill out a visa application form, which is available at the immigration counter, this form requires personal information, passport details, and intended travel plans to Switzerland, make sure to fill out the form accurately and completely.
  4. 4
    Schedule appointment
    Schedule an appointment with the Switzerland embassy or consulate where you will submit your application, you can do this online or by contacting the embassy or consulate.
  5. 5
    Submit documents
    Submit your application form along with your passport to the officer at the Switzerland embassy or consulate, you will be required to provide all the necessary documents as well, ensure that all documents are in order and up-to-date.
  6. 6
    Visa processing
    The processing time for the visa process is typically a few days, during this time, your application, passport, and any other documents will be reviewed by an immigration officer, the visa application will either be approved or denied based on the information provided in the application and the supporting documents.
  7. 7
    Recieve visa
    If the application is approved, the applicant will receive the Switzerland visa in their passport and can collect the passport from the Switzerland embassy or consulate.

Switzerland Visa Exemption

Find out more about Switzerland visa exemptions and special conditions.
    Eligible Countries:
    All Countries
Visa stay
90 days

Switzerland tourist visa advice

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Frequently asked questions

Yes, Switzerland Sticker visa is required for Ethiopia citizens. Ethiopia passport holders need to apply for a tourist visa at the embassy.

Yes, Ethiopia citizens can travel to Switzerland, Sticker visa is required.

The Switzerland tourist visa cost CHF 60

The maximum length of stay in Switzerland with Sticker visa is 3 months and usually Short term which means that Ethiopia citizens must leave the country within 3 months of their arrival

The visa is valid for a period of 90 days

Ethiopia citizens must obtain a visa before travelling to Switzerland.

No, A valid passport is required for entry and exit to Switzerland. Ethiopia citizen also need at least 6 months validity in their passports.

Ethiopia citizens who meet the eligibility requirements specified by the Switzerland government are eligible to apply for a Switzerland Sticker visa. The requirements include having a valid Ethiopia passport with a minimum validity of 6 months, being free of any criminal record, and the of visit should be tourism or visiting friends or family

No, Switzerland Sticker visa is not valid for work purposes. Ethiopia citizen wishing to work in Switzerland will need to apply for a work visa.

Overstaying a visa in Switzerland can result in fines, penalties, and potentially being banned from entering Switzerland in the future. It is important to comply with the length of stay specified with Sticker visa and leave the country within the allotted time.

The information in the site should be used as a guide only. You are advised to contact your local official mission/consulate/embassy and ensure you have the latest information. We take no responsibility.