Switzerland travel Visa requirements for Somali citizens

Travel and visa requirements

Basic Travel Requirements for Somalia citizens visiting Switzerland

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


  • One copy of the completed visa application form for each applicant. It should be completed online or in writing in capital letters with a blue or black pen.
  • Passport with two entirely blank pages issued within the last ten years. The passport must be valid three months after departing Switzerland.
  • One copy of the main page of the passport with the applicant’s photograph.
  • Copies of previous Schengen visas, if available.
  • Two recent identity photographs taken with a white background and with the face uncovered.
  • Proof of payment of visa application fee.
  • Travel insurance with a minimum coverage of €30,000 valid for all Schengen states for the total duration of the intended stay. The insurance must take care of accidents or sicknesses.
  • Confirmed reservation of a hotel in Switzerland and the complete itinerary of the trip.
  • Banking history from the previous 6 months before visa application.

Switzerland Visa for Somalia citizens

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
Business visa 15 days 90 days
Official visa within 2 weeks 90 days
Tourist visa within 15 days 90 days
Medical visa within 15 days 90 days

General Requirements for Switzerland Visa


  • One copy of the completed visa application form for each applicant. It should be completed online or in writing in capital letters with a blue or black pen.
  • Passport with two entirely blank pages issued within the last ten years. The passport must be valid three months after departing Switzerland.
  • One copy of the main page of the passport with the applicant’s photograph.
  • Copies of previous Schengen visas, if available.
  • Two recent identity photographs taken with a white background and with the face uncovered.
  • Proof of payment of visa application fee.
  • Travel insurance with a minimum coverage of €30,000 valid for all Schengen states for the total duration of the intended stay. The insurance must take care of accidents or sicknesses.
  • Confirmed reservation of a hotel in Switzerland and the complete itinerary of the trip.
  • Banking history from the previous 6 months before visa application.

Switzerland Visa Fees


Visa Type

Sub Types

Visa Fees

Business visa

75.00 (CHF)

Official visa

75.00 (CHF)

Tourist visa

75.00 (CHF)

Medical visa

75.00 (CHF)

Switzerland Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Somalia


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Frequently Asked Questions


Is it safe to visit Switzerland?

Visiting Switzerland is extremely safe and criminal cases are rarely heard of. Travelers do not have to worry when traveling to the country.


What is the source of national revenue generation for Switzerland?

The Swiss source of revenue is the service sector generating about 74% of its revenue and its industrial sector generating 25% while the agricultural sector contributes 1%. 


Is Switzerland expensive to live in?

Switzerland is an expensive country to visit.  travellers will need about $75 per day.


When is the best time to visit Switzerland as a tourist?

July and August are the peak seasons in Switzerland, where places are flocked by tourists from around the world.