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Old 04.10.2010, 21:13
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Is a Uk Student visa sufficient to enter Switzerland.

My cousin is on a student visa in UK. He has an Indian passport. Will his student visa be eligible for entry into Swiss. I had a friend of mine who used to be on a work permit and could still travel to swiss without a schenegan visa. any help appreciated
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Old 04.10.2010, 21:18
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My cousin is on a student visa in UK. He has an Indian passport. Will his student visa be eligible for entry into Swiss. I had a friend of mine who used to be on a work permit and could still travel to swiss without a schenegan visa. any help appreciated
No, it won't. They will need to apply for a Shengen visa.

Also, since the UK is not a Schengen state they cannot re-enter the UK on a Schengen visa, so they must also sure they have a valid visa for re-entry into the UK.
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Re: Is a Uk Student visa sufficient to enter Swiss

I don't think it's allowed since the UK did not join the Schengen. Even people having a residence permit here in Switzerland are not allowed to enter the UK without a Visa (applies to certain nationalities).
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Old 04.10.2010, 21:39
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Re: Is a Uk Student visa sufficient to enter Swiss

Where is Swiss?
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......... I had a friend of mine who used to be on a work permit and could still travel to swiss without a schenegan visa. any help appreciated
This was true before Switzerland entered the Schengen zone, people living in UK with a residence permit were allowed to travel to Switzerland without a visa not the vice versa though, people living in Switzerland with permits could not travel to the UK without a visa, which-out of context- I always found weird/unfair.
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Is a Uk Student visa sufficient to enter Switzerland.

Many thanks to all those who have responded. I will ask him to get a schenegan visa then.
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