Immigration formalities

Information for CMS, Bachelor and Master students

It is important to take care of immigration formalities and prepare certain documents before entering Switzerland.

Estimated costs

  • Visa: between 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 210.- and 240.- CHF

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Family reunification

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.


Student Services Desk

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

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