Switzerland visa requirements for Djiboutis
Travel and visa requirements
Basic Travel Requirements for Djiboutis visiting Switzerland
Travelers are required to fulfill the following requirements in order to apply for a Swiss Visa.
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Switzerland Visa for Djiboutis
Facts about Switzerland
Types of Switzerland Visa
|Types of Visa||Processing Time||Duration of Stay|
|Tourist visa||15 working days||90 days|
|Business visa||15 working days||90 days|
|Medical visa||15 working days||90 days|
|Student visa||15 working days||More than 90 days|
|Official visa||15 working days||90 days|
General Requirements for Switzerland Visa
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Switzerland Tourist Visa Eligibility & Requirements
- The Swiss tourist visa is for Djiboutians traveling to Switzerland for tourism.
- The Switzerland tourist, visit or business visas all fall under Category C Visa. They are all Schengen short-stay visas.
- A short-stay visa could allow for single entry, double-entry or multiple entries. This is dependent on the type of visa you applied for and your reasons for applying.
- The short-term Swiss Schengen tourist visa is valid for 90 days.
- A foreign national who wants to enter and reside in the territory of Switzerland must be able to attest to having at least 100 CHF or 92.34 euros to spend each day of their stay in Switzerland.
- Travelers backpacking through Switzerland should budget at least 70-108 CHF (60-100 euros) per day.
- The mid-range budget for daily spending in Switzerland is 230-270 CHF (211-247 Euros) while the luxury budget is 490+ CHF (450+ Euros).
- Retired applicants are required to bring their pension statements from the last six months.
- If your trip to Switzerland is being sponsored you will need to submit the sponsor's bank statements, salary slips and a copy of their passport. Yow will also need a signed letter from your sponsor stating their intention to sponsor your trip and stay in Switzerland.
- Switzerland is one of the safest countries in the world. The country has really low levels of reported violent crime.
- If you’re traveling in the mountains, it is nice to keep an eye on weather reports and forecasts. This is because the weather can be unpredictable and at times very extreme.
- Vaccinations for the following are recommended for travel to Switzerland:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Mumps and rubella (MMR)
- Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis)
Switzerland Business Visa Eligibility & Requirements
- The Swiss business visa is for business-oriented Djiboutians visiting Switzerland to improve business relationships with partner companies.
- An invitation letter from the Swiss company you will be visiting and their detailed address accompanied with the dates of your visit.
- A certificate from your employer stating/allowing your business travel.
- If there were previous trade relations between the two companies, proof of such events must be provided.
- Business bank statement for the latest 6 months.
- Memorandum and Article of Association in original certified copy (registered with joint-stock companies)
- Trade License (first issued and present renewal), and
- Proprietorship/Partnership documents
- Regarding the applicant’s expenses during stay in the Schengen zone, either the employer or the partner company must state coverage of expenses on the letter or invitation.
- To avoid delay when submitting your application form, you are advised to hold the equivalent of 60 euros in your country's currency.
- If you are to submit the application to the Switzerland embassy in Djibouti, you should hold the equivalent of the application fee in Djiboutian franc.
- Time is a valuable asset in Switzerland, so it’s important to show it some respect when doing business there.
- When attending business meetings, leave early to allow yourself ample time to get to where you’re going on time.
- Ideally, you should plan on arriving at any meeting or event 10-15 minutes ahead of schedule.
- As professional as Swiss businessmen and women are in their appearance, they are equally so when it comes to how they address others. You should never call someone by their first name unless you have been specifically asked to do so.
- Using a colleague’s surname shows formality and respect – two things that are held in high regard in Switzerland's business settings.
- During negotiations, patience is required. Discussions are very precise, cautious and sometimes tend to be a little gloomy. Decision-making is slow and methodical. The Swiss are considered hard but fair bargainers.
Switzerland Medical Visa Eligibility & Requirements
- The medical visa allows Djiboutians to visit Switzerland to receive medical treatment while they are in the country.
- A medical report from your local doctor should be provided. The report should include your diagnosis and the reason the treatment is best gotten in Switzerland.
- The date of your appointment and your medical situation should be stated in the attestation from the hospital in Switzerland.
- If you have a pre-existing health condition, you should buy medical travel insurance before visiting Switzerland. You must tell the insurance company about any pre-existing health conditions you have, to make sure you can get the cover you need.
- You may need a personal license to take controlled/prescribed medicines from Kenya to Switzerland.
- You are required to have travel health insurance covering hospital costs, accidents service provided by doctors and medical transport and rescue.
- If you are employed, a letter from your employer is required. Your employer should state in the letter that he is aware of your leave. Your position and how long you have been employed in the company should be clearly stated.
- For those retired, a document showing pension statement and other forms of financial support should be provided.
- Payment receipt of medical fees should be tendered during the visa application process.
- Minors must ensure they possess the original copy of their birth certificate. If they are traveling alone or with one of their parents, a document of consent which is signed by both parents of the minor should be provided.
- At the end of your treatment, you are expected to leave the country.
Switzerland Student Visa Eligibility & Requirements
- Djiboutians looking to study in Switzerland are eligible for the Swiss student visa.
- You have to decide what you want to study before starting your student visa application process. After being accepted at a Swiss university, you’ll get an acceptance letter required for visa application.
- Passport with a validity of at least three months beyond the planned stay.
- Letter of acceptance issued by a Swiss university.
- Proof of payment of the registration and tuition fees (original and copy).
- Letter from the institution in case all expenses for the study will be covered by scholarship or loan.
- Letter of motivation.
- Switzerland recognizes two types of student visa:
- Type C visa – for short courses (summer schools, language schools) that last only for three months.
- Type D visa – for courses that last longer than three months.
- If you apply for a Type D visa and plan to stay in Switzerland longer than three months, you will have to arrange to get your residence permit from the cantonal migration offices within 14 days after your arrival.
- Proof of sufficient financial means for coverage of living costs in Switzerland for the duration of schooling is required. Students are required to provide evidence of having 21,000 CHF or 19,200 EUR at the beginning of each year of studies.
- International students can take up part-time work for up to 15 hours a week during the semester and they can work full-time during holidays. But you have to have lived in Switzerland for six months before you can take a job as a student.
- It is better to schedule the appointment for a visa interview as early as 6 months before your planned day of travel to Switzerland, but no later than ten weeks before.
- There is no specific language(including Switzerland official languages Romansh) requirements for a study visa for Switzerland. On the other hand, universities will require proof of language proficiency when you apply.
- In some cases, the embassy will want to evaluate your language knowledge based on a short interview at the consulate or even an oral and written test.
- Unless the application form and all required documents are in French, German or English, you will need a certified translation of all documents into one of these languages.
Switzerland Official Visa Eligibility & Requirements
Switzerland Visa Fees
Switzerland Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Djibouti
Eduardo Blanco Acevedo 1720 Djibouti Ville Djibouti
(+253) 584 621 991
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Switzerland safe?
Switzerland is safe to travel alone. In fact, it's really safe. There may be pickpockets in tourist areas, but this place ranks low for violent crime. It's Nature you'll have to contend with.
What should I not do in Switzerland?
As a rule, Swiss do not like noise and dislike others make jokes about them. Do not address someone by their first name until invited to do so. Use surnames and titles instead. Do not give expensive or extravagant gifts which can be viewed as tacky or bribery.
Is healthcare in Switzerland good?
Healthcare in Switzerland is universal and is regulated by the Swiss Federal Law on Health Insurance. There are no free state-provided health services, but private health insurance is compulsory for all persons residing in Switzerland (within three months of taking up residence or being born in the country).