Two recent (not older than 3 months), passport-size, colour photos with white or grey background.
Copy of itinerary showing exact dates of travel from airline or travel agent. Please note that the number of entries on your visa will be based upon your itinerary.
An original letter from your employer/school (on business letterhead, with contact details), stating that a leave of absence has been granted and that you will be returning to your current job. The Employment Letter must be addressed to Switzerland High Commission If you are self-employed, include a copy of your business license and tax return. If you are retired please submit proof of your retirement fund.
Copy of confirmed hotel reservations including name of the applicant, name and address of the hotel, duration of stay.
Copy of an invitation letter from family or friends in Switzerland and a copy of the their passport and visa.
Additional Documents for Children.
- Original birth certificate showing the names of both parents
- A letter from child's school confirming current attendance or a letter from their GP if the child is not yet of the school going age
- The written consent of both parents for the child to travel or a sworn affidavit of guardianship/ or original court order in the case of sole guardianship
- Original (or certified copies) photo ID for both parents, as named on the birth certificate, which includes their signatures.
Copies of bank statements from the past 3 months.
Proof of health insurance covering international travel on the Schengen territory. This insurance must be valid for the whole of this territory and the whole of the stay. The minimum cover is 30,000 EUR.
Irish Residence permit.
Original plus photocopy. Valid for at least 3 months beyond the return date of the trip
to the Schengen Area. If holding a residence permit card, please copy both sides.