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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 February 1, 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 and 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 for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Federal Councils of Switzerland

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