Switzerland visa requirements for Zimbabweans

Travel and visa requirements

Basic Travel Requirements for Zimbabweans visiting Switzerland

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


  • A duly completed and signed Switzerland Schengen visa.
  • A valid passport issued within the last 10 years.
  • Two blank pages of the passport for visa stamps.
  • Two passport-sized photos with a light background.
  • Copies of the applicant's previous visas (if any). 
  • A copy of your return ticket reservation.
  • Travel visa insurance confirmation of a minimum of  € 30,000 coverage within Zimbabwe and the entire Schengen area.
  • Proof of sufficient financial means for the period of stay. 
  • A cover letter stating the purpose of your visit to Switzerland.
  • Proof of accommodation for your entire stay in Switzerland. 
  • Applicants' flight ticket reservations.
  • Proof of civil status in Zimbabwe.

Switzerland Visa for Zimbabweans

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
Visitor Visa Three weeks 90
Transit visa Three weeks 24 hours

General Requirements for Switzerland Visa


  • A duly completed and signed Switzerland Schengen visa.
  • A valid passport issued within the last 10 years.
  • Two blank pages of the passport for visa stamps.
  • Two passport-sized photos with a light background.
  • Copies of the applicant's previous visas (if any). 
  • A copy of your return ticket reservation.
  • Travel visa insurance confirmation of a minimum of  € 30,000 coverage within Zimbabwe and the entire Schengen area.
  • Proof of sufficient financial means for the period of stay. 
  • A cover letter stating the purpose of your visit to Switzerland.
  • Proof of accommodation for your entire stay in Switzerland. 
  • Applicants' flight ticket reservations.
  • Proof of civil status in Zimbabwe.

Switzerland Visa Fees


Visa Type

Sub Types

Visa Fees

Visitor Visa

Schengen short-stay visa

Schengen long-stay visa

60.00 (CHF)

99.00 (CHF)

Transit visa

60.00 (CHF)

Switzerland Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Zimbabwe


Location

Address

Harare

Swiss Embassy. Prudential House 25N Crown Street, Harare, Zimbabwe.

vertretung@har.rep.admn.ch

(+263) 4 703 997 / 998, (+263) 4 791 409

Frequently Asked Questions


Is Switzerland a Schengen country?

Yes, Switzerland has joined the Schengen Area. It implemented the  Schengen laws in December 2008. 


What are the best cities to live in Switzerland?

Tourists will enjoy their time in Zurich, Geneva, Bern, Winterthur, Lausanne and Basel.


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.


What currency is used in Switzerland?

The Swiss Franc (CHF) is the official currency of Switzerland (and Liechtenstein). Note that the euro is a foreign currency in Switzerland and it is best to get it changed to the Franc if you have the euro in your possession.


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Kindly take me through on the steps taken until one receives the VISA to travel to Switzerland?
Wellington Mubaiwa

1 year ago

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