Travel Documents

The following nationals do not need a visa to enter and stay in Switzerland for 90 days:

Only a passport or a valid ID card in the case of nationals from EU or EFTA countries is needed.

  • Nationals from member states of the European Union

– Austria
– Belgium
– Bulgaria
– Cyprus
– Czech Republic
– Denmark
– Estonia
– Finland
– France
– Germany
– Greece
– Hungary
– Ireland
– Italy
– Latvia
– Lithuania
– Luxembourg
– Malta
– the Netherlands
– Poland
– Portugal
– Romania
– Slovakia
– Slovenia
– Spain
– Sweden
– the United Kingdom

  • Nationals from countries part of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

– Norway
– Iceland
– Liechtenstein

  • Nationals from members of the Schengen area

– Austria
– Belgium
– Czech Republic
– Denmark
– Estonia
– Finland
– France
– Germany
– Greece
– Hungary
– Iceland
– Italy
– Latvia
– Lithuania
– Luxembourg
– Malta
– Netherlands
– Norway
– Poland
– Portugal
– Slovakia
– Slovenia
– Spain
– Sweden

Nationals from Israel, the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Singapore: Foreign nationals need a valid and accepted travel document to enter Switzerland. A Schengen visa will be required, as well as a travel insurance. For those of you who might need a visa for entry in Switzerland, you will find some more specific information on your country on the following website: http://www.bfm.admin.ch/content/bfm/en/home/themen/einreise/merkblatt_einreise.html

Important Procedural Information:

  • Certain Swiss Embassies in various countries around the world demand Official Invitation Letters. GIMUN can transfer an invitation letter to the participant, by e-mail only (not through postal mail, nor FEDEX or by any other means).
  • GIMUN is not responsible for following up closely nor negotiating on the process of your VISA with any Embassies.
  • The participant in question must have been accepted and assigned a position in the GIMUN 2015 Annual Conference prior to his request for a VISA, and must request the VISA at least one month before the Annual Conference.

Getting inside the United Nations Office :
In order to be allowed to enter the UN building, you need to have a passport from a UN member state. You can find a list of UN member states here: http://www.un.org/en/members/index.shtml. We regret that, shouldn’t it be the case, you will not be able to attend our event.

You can also always contact recruitment@gimun.org for any questions related to this issue.