Citizens of the EU and the EFTA and their family members

EU or EFTA citizens must satisfy the following entry requirements:

 
Regardless of their citizenship, family members of EU and EFTA citizens must meet the following entry requirements:

 
Regardless of their citizenship, the following are considered as family members of EU and EFTA citizens:

  • The spouse or registered unmarried partner of an EU or EFTA citizen. Registered partnership status must be based on legislation in effect in the EU/EFTA member state and this status must be established as legally equivalent to marital status in both the EU/EFTA member state and host country;
  • A direct descendant under the age of 21 of an EU or EFTA citizen and his/her spouse or registered unmarried partner. The family will be responsible for providing for this person's basic necessities for the entire duration of his/her stay in Switzerland;
    e.g. children, grandchildren
  • A relative in an ascending line of an EU or EFTA citizen and his/her spouse or registered unmarried partner. The family will be responsible for providing for this person's basic necessities for the entire duration of his/her stay in Switzerland.
    e.g. parents and grandparents
        

Glossary

EU
European Union

EFTA
European Free Trade Association

Short stay
90 days in any 180 days period

Third countries
Countries that are not members of the European Union and/or the Schengen Area

Travel document
Swiss passport, temporary passport or ID card

   

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