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Obtaining a tourist visa for non EU

What is the procedure like? I would like to invite my girlfrend who is also a Non EU. I know she has to file an application in her home country with the Swiss Consulate for an entry visa. Do I need to write an invitation letter and what should be included (I will cover her living expenses in CH...etc?). Can the letter be written in English? As far as relations, should I just say that I am a friend because the authorities may fear that she will want to get married and stay in CH and will reject the visa application? Thanks for advice.
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Old 29.12.2007, 20:21
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Re: Obtaining a tourist visa for non EU

Basically you should prove you can support her financially during her stay, so to speak they ask for 20k bank account! but they do accept a job with decent salary. Just mention a friend is visiting, they dont care if she is your gf. when you send her the invitation letter they might give her a form to fill and then mail it to you which you take to Auslaendersamt to submit with financial details. It depends of the nationality of your gf but normally it is a 3 months visa. And yeah, you would need to get her a health insurance for her stay as well.

I guess that would be all, Good Luck.
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Old 29.12.2007, 20:25
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.... As far as relations, should I just say that I am a friend because the authorities may fear that she will want to get married and stay in CH and will reject the visa application? .....
You cant get married with her tourist visa in CH even if you want to!!
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Re: Obtaining a tourist visa for non EU

She can get a visitor visa. I visited my boyfriend last October with a visit visa. Here are the requirements for visit visa.

http://www.eda.admin.ch/eda/en/home/...us/ruvaty.html
http://www.eda.admin.ch/eda/en/home/...aty/ruviv.html

Then, she needs to fill up the application form and submit all the requirements for a visitor visa in the embassy. You can also see in the website that I gave the requirements for each country on the left side.

The invitation letter that my boyfriend wrote is in German but I think its ok in English. Yes, you can write that you will pay for her expenses. In the website, It says that you need to write;

6. Original letter of invitation in which the following information should be mentioned:
- Name, last name, date of birth and passport number of the invited person;
- Duration of stay in Switzerland;
- Explanation of relationships with the invited person.

Big Dream is right. You also need to pay for the health insurance for her. She will also be given a declaration of guarantee which she needs to send to you. THen, all the work is up to you.

I got my visa for 1 and half month. I hope this will help.

Good luck!

Last edited by miyax; 30.12.2007 at 04:52. Reason: additional info
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