A short stay visa or (type ''C'' visa) is a document that allows you to visit any of the Schengen Area countries. However, with a short stay visa you cannot stay longer than 90 days in the territory of the Schengen States.
If you are a citizen of a country within the Schengen area and are expecting a visitor from another country or are a guarantor of a visitor from another country that is also a part of the zone then you can purchase Schengen visa insurance for visitors.
If you want some guidance on obtaining your Swiss Visa (Schengen Visa) we at Evasan can help. You will need a Schengen Visa if you are planning to travel to a country within the Schengen agreement (the agreement was made in 1985) - for example if you are living in South Africa and you are travelling to Switzerland.