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You plan to travel to Switzerland and would like to know what formalities apply for foreign nationals who wish to stay for a brief period without seeking employment?
In principle, everyone needs a valid travel document. Switzerland may allow EU/EFTA citizens with expired travel documents to cross the border. Travel documents of third-country nationals for a short stay not exceeding 90 days in any period of 180 days, however, must:
The date of issue of the travel document is what counts, regardless of any official extension.
In some cases, you may also need to obtain a visa. To find out if you need to obtain a visa and if there are any requirements for your travel documents, see below: