Which documents should I submit with a national visa application?
Information sheet for a national visa application for a stay of more than 90 days (PDF) etc.
Any stay beyond 90 day (study or family reunion) requires a residence permit issued by the Migration Office of the relevant Canton in Switzerland. For the list with the requirement documents please refer to the leaflets on this page. The authorization of long-term stay visa D falls under the competence of the various Swiss cantons. Applications have to be submitted to this Embassy which will forward the application to the respective authority.
The application will be forwarded to the competent cantonal authorities in Switzerland for a decision. The Embassy of Switzerland can only issue the visa after approval by the competent authorities. The total processing time is approximately 8-12 weeks. This time is an approximation only and may vary considerably depending on the canton responsible and the elements of the application.
The Embassy does not provide information during the procedure. Therefore, please contact the cantonal migration authority responsible for your place of residence: