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Chinese national travelling to Germany

Hey All,

I have a friend who is a Chinese national but works in the USA (i.e. Green Card holder).

She's told me that she can travel to Switzerland without a Visa, but she needs one for Germany. Can anyone please confirm this and also whether she could just fly into Zurich, and then take a train into Germany.

I'm assuming that the Swiss entry stamp in her passport would be valid in Germany (schengen agreement)??? Getting a Germany visa at this stage would delay her travel plans by about a week, so looking for any alternatives.

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Re: Chinese national travelling to Germany

The policy has changed. Your friend needs a visa to Switzerland now.

"IMPORTANT NOTICE IN REGARD TO SWITZERLAND JOINING THE SCHENGEN VISA SCHEME

Switzerland has joined the Schengen visa scheme on December 12, 2008. Therefore all foreign nationals residing in the USA who require a Schengen visa will from that date onwards also require a Schengen visa to enter Switzerland. The Swiss visa desks can only accept applications from persons whose main destination is Switzerland.

US GREEN CARD HOLDERS ARE NO LONGER EXEMPT FROM THE VISA OBLIGATION FOR SHORT STAYS IN SWITZERLAND. "


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Thats great, many thanks, so it looks like a German Visa it is.
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