Switzerland once again turns out to be “our everything” – this time in the business of visiting Liechtenstein. The Principality of Liechtenstein is a member of the Schengen Convention, and in order to visit it, Russian citizens need to apply for a Schengen visa, documents for which must be submitted to the Swiss Visa Application Centers in Russia. The requirements for a set of documents are “general Schengen”, from the features – a description of the trip route in any of the four official languages of the country. The presence of visa centers in large cities of Russia allows you to get the coveted visa almost “at the doorstep”.
Note: according to allcitypopulation, the population of Liechtenstein is 38,254 (2021).
Remember that from September 14, 2015, fingerprinting is required to obtain a Schengen visa. Biometric data is valid for 5 years, after which the procedure will need to be repeated.
Documents for a visa to Liechtenstein
Required documents for obtaining a tourist visa:
- international passport
Valid for at least 3 months from the end of the trip. The passport must have at least 2 free pages;
- Photocopy of the international passport
Need a copy of the first page and pages of the passport with the last two Schengen visas, if any;
Completed in English, German, French or Italian and personally signed by the applicant;
Two color photographs 3.5×4.5 cm, one of which is glued to the application form; the second must be attached to the application, writing the last name and passport number on the back;
- Copy of the ticket
E-ticket, train ticket, etc. valid for travel to and from Liechtenstein (tickets with an open date will not be accepted);
- Medical insurance
A copy of health insurance valid for the entire stay in Liechtenstein and the Schengen countries. The sum insured must be at least 30,000 EUR;
- Hotel reservation
Indicating the name, surname, passport number of the tourist and the period of stay in the country or a voucher from a travel agency. Originals, fax copies on fax paper and printouts from the Internet are accepted for consideration;
- Certificate of employment on company letterhead
With an indication of the position, date of commencement of work, salary, with the signature of the head and the seal of the enterprise. The certificate must also contain an indication that the employee is granted leave for the period of the trip with the preservation of the workplace;
- Financial guarantees
Proof of sufficient financial resources (travel checks – originals and copies, bank statements on transactions for the last 3 months) at the rate of 100 CHF per person for each day of stay in the country;
- Route description
For the entire stay in Liechtenstein) in English, German, French or Italian.
- Students and pupils
It is necessary to provide a certificate from the place of study indicating the address and phone numbers of the educational institution, a copy of the student ID card, a letter of travel financing and a certificate from the work of the funder, as well as a copy of the first page of his passport and a document confirming kinship.
- Owners and employees of IP / PBOYuL
In addition to a certificate of employment, you must also provide a copy of the Certificate of registration of the enterprise and its tax registration.
The Consulate reserves the right to request additional documents, invite the applicant for an interview and send a package of documents for consideration to the Liechtenstein authorities.
You will also need a description of the itinerary (for the entire stay in Liechtenstein) in English, German, French or Italian.
Traveling with children
If you plan to travel with children, you will also need the original and a copy of the child’s birth certificate. And for children under 18 traveling accompanied by one of the parents or third parties, you must provide the original and a copy of a notarized power of attorney for the removal of the child from the remaining parent (s) and its translation into German or English. In addition: a copy of the first page of the principal’s passport and a copy of a document confirming kinship.
If one of the parents has died or is absent, originals and copies of the relevant documents (death certificate, police certificate or court decision on depriving the parent/s of parental rights) must be provided.
For children entered in the parents’ passport, a separate questionnaire is filled out, which is signed by both parents. Also, two photographs of the established sample are attached to the application. For children who have their own passport, a full package of documents is provided.
Applying for a visa
Documents for a visa should be submitted at the Swiss Visa Application Centers in the following cities: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladivostok, Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Kazan, Kaliningrad, Krasnoyarsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Sochi, Ufa and Khabarovsk.
When submitting documents through the Visa Application Center, it is necessary to fill out a consent to the processing of personal data for each applicant, including children.
Visa processing time
The term for issuing a visa is at least 3 working days from the date of payment of the consular fee. The consular fee is 35 EUR, the services of the Visa Center in the amount of 1900 RUB are additionally paid. Children under the age of six and children under the age of 16 are exempted from payment if they are entered in the parents’ passport. In Moscow, the consular fee is paid at Raiffeisen Bank:
- Mokhovaya, 7;
- New Arbat, 36/9;
- he is Ostozhenka, 27 cor.1.
Payment is made in rubles at the bank’s internal exchange rate for the current day, the bank’s commission is 2 EUR from each passport.
In St. Petersburg, the visa fee is paid in rubles at the consulate simultaneously with the submission of documents. The exact cost of the visa fee is communicated to the applicant by phone when making an appointment. Plastic cards and foreign currency are not accepted.