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. With this visa, you can travel freely through the borders of the Schengen zone. However, in order to obtain your Schengen visa you will need to fill out a specific application form and supply the following detailed information in advance:
- Reason for travel (this can be holiday, business, visiting friends, study etc.)
- Your employers information (if you are a student, your place of study)
- Your destination and where you have come from
- Which countries you are to travel through (if more than one)
- Information on any past Schengen visas you have had issued in the past three years
- Address of stay at your destination
- Confirmation documents (flight, hotel etc.)
- Suitable travel insurance
The countries that are part of the Schengen agreement all require that suitable travel insurance is taken out in order to obtain a visa (Switzerland joined the scheme in December 2008). Therefore you must make sure everything is in place and have travel insurance to protect you against emergencies, repatriation and other unexpected events. At Evasan we will tailor your insurance to suit your travel needs and provide you with the appropriate travel insurance policy. Your travel insurance policy represents the contract between you and your insurer. This document shows the level of coverage that you have. Carefully read your insurance policy as well as the terms and conditions so that you know exactly what is covered.
Before applying for your Swiss visa, make sure you have everything prepared and in place to prevent you from having to go backwards and forwards providing the right information. It’s always best to be prepared! Speaking to Evasan can help you get all your travel insurance documents in place before Swiss visa application. As a note, sometimes you may hear the term “swiss visa insurance” instead of travel insurance. Essentially it is the same; it’s just travel insurance required for visiting a foreign country or for a visitor’s visa.
You can obtain a Swiss Visa at the Swiss embassy or consulate. Please note special regulations will apply for citizens of the EU/EFTA countries, Brunei, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand and Singapore.
Evasan Travel Insurance is Swiss based and while we deal with people all over the world we focus on providing Swiss quality.