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Invite parents for vacation from India

Hi,
My husband(Indian) has work permit in Swiss & I (Indian) came in Swiss as a dependent.
We want to invite our parents for a vacation to Swiss i.e my parents & my in-laws as well.
Please help me out on the issues below;

1. Which visa type our parents should apply for, Visitor or Tourist? (since I don't know the difference between both)
2. For how long (days) our parents can get visa to stay in Swiss?
3. Is round trip ticket is necessary to apply for Visa. (means first we should buy tickets & then should apply for Visa?

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Old 29.03.2012, 12:36
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Re: Invite parents for vacation from India

Hello Arshita,
A) they need to apply for visitor's visa.
B) they can stay here in switzerland for maximum of 90 days at a stretch.
C) yes you need to submit a copy of return flight ticket. Either you purchase a refundable ticket, so that incase you have to change the date you can do that by paying the charges. Another way is to apply through an agent( he can give you a dummy air ticket.
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Re: Invite parents for vacation from India

Hello Artisha (note the spelling!) where abouts is this place "Swiss"? Is it an aeroplane, or a train, or a piece of cheese?
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Re: Invite parents for vacation from India

Thank you M_S ! It was really helpful.
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Re: Invite parents for vacation from India

I have no idea what you need, but I hope you hire a guide as you appear not to know the name of the country in which you live.... it's Switzerland or CH for short, Swiss is and airline.
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Re: Invite parents for vacation from India

Hi,
You can get detailed information at:
http://www.vfs-ch-in.com/

Visitor visa need to be applied.
Remember there are new norms like authority letter etc need to be provided, Better to download all forms from above website and then send your husbands details:
1. Invitaation letter
2. House contract
3. Bank statement(min balance 100CHF/person per day, so say parents are coming then for 3 months 18K need to be shown min)
4. Domicile letter from company(optional)
5. B or L card copy
6. Husbands passport

If applying from DELHI: Procedure is lengthy now: A sponsorship confirmation form will be given by embassy when you submit the form. This form need to be signed by your husband, attaching the betreibung and then this need to be submitted in immigration officr berninaplatz.
First time travellers have to go for visa interview.

From Mumbai: No such procedure.
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I have no idea what you need, but I hope you hire a guide as you appear not to know the name of the country in which you live.... it's Switzerland or CH for short, Swiss is and airline.
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Hello Artisha (note the spelling!) where abouts is this place "Swiss"? Is it an aeroplane, or a train, or a piece of cheese?
So nice to see that the EF welcoming committee has stepped on their high horses again to "educate" us non native English speakers.

Come on, we all know what she means by "Swiss" and I am glad she got some good advice from Udayan Gupta
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Re: Invite parents for vacation from India

hello,

I am planning to invite my parents from India. They will be applying in Mumbai. All the documents are ready.

Can someone tell me if I need to fax the documents first or my parents need to apply first? Do they need my fax receipt while applying or do I need their application number while sending fax?

Thanks,
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Re: Invite parents for vacation from India

You could scan the documents and mail them to the consulate directly in Mumbai with the details of your parents application. Assuming - proof of finance and housing contract.

Your parents - would need to submit their application at VFS - Application form / photos / ticket booking details / insurance for the duration of their visit.
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Re: Invite parents for vacation from India

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Hi,
You can get detailed information at:
http://www.vfs-ch-in.com/

Visitor visa need to be applied.
Remember there are new norms like authority letter etc need to be provided, Better to download all forms from above website and then send your husbands details:
1. Invitaation letter
2. House contract
3. Bank statement(min balance 100CHF/person per day, so say parents are coming then for 3 months 18K need to be shown min)
4. Domicile letter from company(optional)
5. B or L card copy
6. Husbands passport

If applying from DELHI: Procedure is lengthy now: A sponsorship confirmation form will be given by embassy when you submit the form. This form need to be signed by your husband, attaching the betreibung and then this need to be submitted in immigration officr berninaplatz.
First time travellers have to go for visa interview.

From Mumbai: No such procedure.
In addition, when we tried to invite my parents-in-law from Bangladesh, they had to show that they have enough money in their bank accounts as well as an employee contract!
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Re: Invite parents for vacation from India

You can show you want to sponsor them, then it should be fine.
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Want to bring my parents for vacation from India

Hi,

I'm aware of the process & tenurity about bringing my parents for vacation from India which I to do via invitation. I have a 1 room apartment, a seperate kitchen which is ok for me & my spouse at this moment. I will be here in Basel till mid 2015 and do not want to take a new apartment at this moment. Does Basel Stadt canton also consider this space aspect and can reject the VISA? Can someone who has dealt with this situation advice. Also I heard that there is a minimum fund that needs to be there in my bank account? any idea about this.

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Re: Want to bring my parents for vacation from India

How long are they wanting to stay. 4 of you in a 1 room apartment doesn't sound ideal for 3 months!

This may help:

https://www.bfm.admin.ch/bfm/en/home...ise/faq.html#4. For hosts in Switzerland
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Re: Want to bring my parents for vacation from India

3 weeks or a month max is what I'm looking for...
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Re: Want to bring my parents for vacation from India

The authorities probably don't care.

But the landlord will. You need to inform him/her that you are planning to have two additional people living in your apartment for longer than a day or two - this is to avoid liability issues in case of emergencies such as fires or whatnot, so do NOT take this lightly. I have my doubts you will be allowed to have two more people in a studio apartment for several weeks, especially if there's already two of you living there, which is the very upper limit for studios anyway.
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Re: Invite parents for vacation from India

Hi Kauban...
have u started processing for ur parents?
I am also planning to invite my parents .I am having L permit.
As I can see there are different rules for L permit like host can not take the responsibility of the expences during the stay.just wanted to know IF u hav already applied for visa that is it ok if we will show certain amount on parents account???
Thanks in advance
Agi
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