Switzerland visa requirements for Ghanaians

Travel and visa requirements

Basic Travel Requirements for Ghanaians visiting Switzerland

Travelers are required to fulfill the following requirements in order to apply for a Swiss Visa.


  • A valid passport/travel ID
  • Proof of financial resources to support you during your stay
  • Proof of accommodation (or at least proof of sufficient finances to cover accommodation costs)
  • Two current passport-sized photos
  • Medical/travel insurance
  • Travel itinerary
  • Letter of acceptance from university or place of study - for students
  • A bank receipt to prove payment of processing fee
  • Some embassies/consulates may also request a criminal record certificate.

Switzerland Visa for Ghanaians

Facts about Switzerland


Switzerland is a top destination for tourists and business people alike. Banking and finance are major industries in the country and it is little wonder the country has the highest nominal wealth per adult in the world. Tourism is no way abandoned in the country. There are a lot of attractions tourists can visit when they are in the country. Ski resorts and hiking trails are aplenty in the country. The country’s landscape is a sight to behold.

An average of 2.2 million visitors arrives in the country monthly to appreciate the beautiful landscape of the country.

In the city of Ticino, which is the Italian-speaking section of Switzerland, it is a crime to veil ones the face in public places. Doing so could attract a fine between the range of CHF100 to CHF10,000.

Types of Switzerland Visa


Types of Visa Processing Time Duration of Stay
Tourist visa 15 days 90 days
Business visa 15 days 90 days
Student visa 15 days Variable
Work visa 15 days Variable

General Requirements for Switzerland Visa


  • A valid passport/travel ID
  • Proof of financial resources to support you during your stay
  • Proof of accommodation (or at least proof of sufficient finances to cover accommodation costs)
  • Two current passport-sized photos
  • Medical/travel insurance
  • Travel itinerary
  • Letter of acceptance from university or place of study - for students
  • A bank receipt to prove payment of processing fee
  • Some embassies/consulates may also request a criminal record certificate.

Switzerland Visa Fees


Visa Type

Sub Types

Visa Fees

Tourist visa

68.00 (USD)

Business visa

68.00 (USD)

Student visa

68.00 (USD)

Work visa

68.00 (USD)

Switzerland Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Ghana


Location

Address

Accra

Hilla Limann Hwy / Kenneth Kaunda Rd, North Ridge Area, Accra-Ghana

www.eda.admin.ch/accra

E-mail: acc.vertretung@eda.admin.ch, acc.visa@eda.admin.ch

(+233) 302 22 81 25 / 85

Frequently Asked Questions


What currency is used in Switzerland??
The Swiss franc (CHF) is the official currency of Switzerland (and Liechtenstein).

How safe is Switzerland to travel to??
Switzerland is known to be one of the safest countries throughout Europe. No place, however, is completely safe or crime free. Staying safe while traveling should be a priority no matter where a traveler is going.

Is Switzerland a Schengen country??
Yes. Switzerland and Liechtenstein have joined the Schengen Area.

What do Swiss people eat??
In Switzerland, breakfast typically includes bread, butter or margarine, marmalade or honey, maybe some cheese or cereals, plus milk, cold or hot chocolate, tea or coffee. Lunch may be as simple as a sandwich or a birchermüesli or it could be a complete meal.

Do I still have to prove my financial support even if my host is taking care of accommodation, food, and transportation? . I mean she is taking care of everything?