For travel to the United States on a temporary basis, including tourism, temporary employment, study and exchange.
For foreign citizens who want to live permanently in the United States.
The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of participating countries* to travel to the United States without a visa for stays of 90 days or less, when they meet all requirements.
Alerts and Messages for U.S. visitors to Switzerland.
U.S. Citizens with emergencies, please call +41 31 357 70 11
Outside of Office Hours, contact: +41 31 357 70 11
Outside of Switzerland: +41 31 357 70 11
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CH-3007 Bern, Switzerland
Tel: 031 357 70 11
Fax: 031 357 73 20
If at the time of interview, a Consular Officer informed you that your case is under administrative processing and requires additional documents, please attach the information checked on the letter you received combined into one single PDF. Only complete Form DS-5535 in a separate word doc if a visa officer has requested it. Please provide the requested information as soon as possible to avoid delays in your visa processing.
The information is sought pursuant to 8 U.S.C. 1101-1537 (Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, as amended). Information obtained from applicants in the nonimmigrant or immigrant visa application process is considered confidential and is to be used only for the formulation, amendment, administration, or enforcement of the immigration, nationality, and other laws of the United States, except that, in the discretion of the Secretary of State, it may be made available to a court or provided to a foreign government if the relevant requirements stated in INA Section 222(f), 8 U.S.C. § 1202(f), are satisfied.
Please complete Form DS-5535 Supplemental Questions for Visa Applicants (DOCX 66 KB).