Switzerland visa requirements for Zambians

Travel and visa requirements

Basic Travel Requirements for Zambians visiting Switzerland

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


  • A Zambian passport valid for at least 6 months from the intended arrival date and must have 2 blank pages for visa stamp.
  • A duly completed and signed visa application form.
  • If the applicant is a minor, the parents/legal guardians have to sign the form.
  • Two(2) passport-sized photographs (3.5 x 4.5cm) taken on a white background.
  • Travel document.
  • Proof of financial support.
  • Proof of accommodation.
  • Copy of return flight ticket.
  • Documentation showing applicant’s ties to the home country, e.g. verification from the applicant’s employer.
  • Travel insurance with a coverage of €30,000 for medical insurance to cover the entire duration of stay.
  • Documentation confirming the purpose of travel.
  • Copy of travel itinerary.

Switzerland Visa for Zambians

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 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


  • A Zambian passport valid for at least 6 months from the intended arrival date and must have 2 blank pages for visa stamp.
  • A duly completed and signed visa application form.
  • If the applicant is a minor, the parents/legal guardians have to sign the form.
  • Two(2) passport-sized photographs (3.5 x 4.5cm) taken on a white background.
  • Travel document.
  • Proof of financial support.
  • Proof of accommodation.
  • Copy of return flight ticket.
  • Documentation showing applicant’s ties to the home country, e.g. verification from the applicant’s employer.
  • Travel insurance with a coverage of €30,000 for medical insurance to cover the entire duration of stay.
  • Documentation confirming the purpose of travel.
  • Copy of travel itinerary.

Switzerland Visa Fees


Visa Type

Sub Types

Visa Fees

Tourist visa

160.00 (USD)

Business visa

160.00 (USD)

Medical visa

160.00 (USD)

Student visa

160.00 (USD)

Official visa

160.00 (USD)

Switzerland Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Zambia


Location

Address

Lusaka

697 Kalambo Road, North-End DBD Lusaka ZAMBIE

lusaka@honrep.ch

+ 260 211 224 580

Frequently Asked Questions


What kind of clothes do they wear in Switzerland?

The women wear long-sleeved jackets, silk aprons, and straw with ribbons dangling from the brim. Gold lace caps are also a traditional female costume. In Unterwalden, the women wear silver ornamented dresses. In the Alpine areas, the men wear traditional leather shorts (lederhosen) with leather boots.


What is considered rude in Switzerland?

It is considered to rude to stand too close during conversation. You should stand at least an arm's length from conversation partners. For friends and families, it is normal to touch when they are speaking. In order to make a good impression, you should to maintain good posture.


What is illegal in Switzerland?

It is Illegal to own only one Guinea Pig in Switzerland. Denying your pet the chance to make friends with members of its own species could be considered an act of cruel at least in Switzerland. According to Techly, an animal rights law introduced there in 2008 makes it illegal to own just one guinea pig at a time.


Can I tip in Switzerland?

A service charge is typically added to your bill at restaurants in Switzerland. If this is the case, you do not need to leave an additional tip. However, if you are exceptionally happy with your service, you can round the bill to the nearest franc.


What type of VISA do I need between Tourism and Business? I am invited to attend a Board meeting for one week only.?