Visa Management process for Switzerland
Students need to apply for a Switzerland study visa with the nearest Swiss Embassy or Consulate as soon as they receive an acceptance letter from a Swiss school or university of their choice. The Swiss visa application process is less complicated, although the requirements for a Swiss work visa at times seems stringent.
Once a student receives an acceptance letter, the students can start the process, the first step is to identify the type of Visa, this would be dependent on the duration of the course.
It is advised that students can book the appointment for the visa interview 6 months before the course start date, but it should not be later than 10-12 weeks before departure. They must also schedule a visa appointment online through the visa application center.
Students also need to note that if their documents are in any language other than English, French or German, they would need to get these documents translated and the translated documents need to be certified with the appropriate authority.
The Swiss Embassy will also need proof of your language proficiency, along with the other documents. Student needs to complete a visa application form and submit supporting documentation such as the letter of acceptance from the Swiss university, proof of funds (Financing the living costs in Switzerland), proof of payment of fee to the university and other required documents. If a student is under 18, a birth certificate and authorization to travel is compulsory.
Once the documents are complete, they are sent over to the relevant migration authorities for the visa approval. Students should keep in mind that the complete document checklist is followed, and no document is missing. Also, the information given is consistent authentic and precise. This will help in the visa approval process to run as smoothly as possible.