Immigration formalities

It is important that you deal with the immigration formalities before entering Switzerland and to prepare several documents.

Visa: between appr. 70.- and 100.- CHF (it varies from one country to the next) Residence permit: 95.- CHF (The amount depends on the commune and the country you come from) Biometric data: 20.- CHF Biometric card: 22.- CHF TOTAL: between approx 207.- and 237.- CHF Currency converter

The foreign spouse and unmarried children of a person with a residence permit may be granted a residence permit under certain conditions which are described in chapters 44 and 45 of the Federal Act on Foreign Nationals.

For more information, please contact the nearest Swiss embassy or the Population Office.


Student Services Desk

BP 1229 (bâtiment BP)
Station 16
CH – 1015 Lausanne

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