Switzerland: Digital Visa Issuance

Key Points  

  • Switzerland will introduce a digital visa and barcodes for passports in an effort to align its visa policy with the EU 


The government of Switzerland will introduce a new digital visa format beginning 1 February 2024 to ensure that its visa policies align with the European Union’s proposal to introduce a new digital Schengen visa. The digital visa format will include a barcode in addition to a paper visa sticker.  

What are the Changes? 

The Swiss government will revise its visa format to include a digital barcode. These measures align the country’s visa issuance process with the EU’s proposal to introduce a digital Schengen visa.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Switzerland’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.

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