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Old 01.08.2007, 16:50
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After the tourist visa expires where do I go?

The Swiss immigration website is very clear and easy to understand regarding tourist visas. Each visit you get a three month visa on arrival (automatically, at least for Americans -- I didn't look at the situation for others). After a three month stay, you have to be absent from Switzerland for one month. Then you can get another three month visa on arrival, for a maximum of 6 months stay as a tourist in one year.

OK, easy.

Now the tricky question. With the sorta, but not total, inclusion of Switzerland in the Schengen zone, where do I have to go after the first three months in Switzerland, if I don't want to go home to my own country? Can I go live in France, taking advantage of the tourist visa that France issues Americans on arrival, or do I need to go as far as the nearest non-Schengen country? (Which would be what? Croatia maybe? It's a simple matter to figure out that part of the question...)

So, just how far along the Schengen process is Switzerland?

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Re: After the tourist visa expires where do I go?

Firstly please see this.

Have you searched under this section (Permits/Visas/Government) as there is information about your question here.
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Old 01.08.2007, 17:46
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Re: After the tourist visa expires where do I go?

Switzerland has voted to join Schengen but it will not be until 2008. The this.
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